Translation: Valley of the (river) Lossie
In winter here, in summer there.
In 1971, a second, more modern distillery was built on the site of Glenlossie: Mannochmore. Usually, sooner or later, this will lead to the closure of the older distillery (see eg Brora / Clynelish). Here, however, both sister distilleries were operated peacefully side by side. Very especially even. For many years there was a special division of labor between Glenlossie and Mannochmore. Both distilleries produced only limited, six months each year, and were operated by a single workforce. The workers worked at Glenlossie during the winter, and at Mannochmore in the summer. The warehouses are used by both. This is how they came together over the economically difficult 80s and 90s - and since 2007 both distilleries have been working independently again with full force. Well done.
A little history
The Glenlossie distillery was founded in 1876 by John Duff. After the death of one of the co-owners, Alexander Grigor Allan, the distillery went entirely to Henry MacKay, who also already belonged to the co-owners. From now on, John Duff mainly took care of the newly founded Longmorn Distilery. 1919 bought the Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL) Glenlossie. Due to a fire, the distillery was heavily damaged in 1929 and then extensively renovated. In 1930 DCL transferred the distillery management to its subsidiary Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD). In 1962, the number of stills was increased from four to six. In 1971, SMD had a second distillery, Mannochmore, built on the distillery grounds. For many years both distilleries produced alternately six months a year and were operated by the same workers.
What do I actually have in the glass?
The Glenlossie is a fine, fruity malt with notes of fresh hay and spices. A whiskey like a spring morning.
3 reasons to love Glenlossie
1) Because it can not be wrong to smell like spring.
2) Because neighborhood help is a nice thing.
3) Because in the Glenlossie warehouses many treasures from other Diageo distilleries rest.
The one drama for the lonely island
The 16 years (1997/2013) of Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered series is a perfect reflection of the classic Glenlossie character: soft, round, fruity.
numbers and facts
Address: Birnie, Elgin, Morayshire IV30 8SS
Founded: 1876 by John Duff
Capacity: approx. 2,000,000 liters
3 wash stills (16,000 l)
3 spirit stills (2 x 15,000, 1 x 13,200 liters)
Water: Bardon Burn
Visitor Center: yes
Telephone: +44 (0) 1343 - 862000