Inchgower Distillery

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The Inchgower Distillery is largely unknown even among whisky lovers.

Inchgower was built in Speyside in 1871.

Inchgower Whisky eventually became an important component of the Bell’s blends. That wasn’t the only blend it was used for though – it’s part of the Johnnie Walker and White Horse blends too.  In fact, blends have always been very important in the life of Inchgower.  After all, only 1% of the total production is sold as a single malt whisky.  With that in mind, it’s hardly surprising that Inchgower malt whisky is very difficult to find at your average liquorist.  

Distillery showing Copper stills
Distillery showing Copper stills
Distillery showing Copper stills

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Inchgower distillery is located near the fishing village of Buckie, just off the A98 from Fochabers towards Fraserburgh close to the Speyside border. The distillery cannot be visited.

The Inchgower Distillery is largely unknown even among whisky lovers.

Visit Masters of Malt for further information.  

Inchgower Timeline

1871: The company Alexander Wilson & Co founded Inchgower

1936: The Buckie Town Council bought the distillery after Alexander Wilson & Co went bankrupt

1938: Arthur Bell & Sons take over the distillery

1966: The production capacity is doubled with another pair of stills

1992: Licensed to Arthur Bell & Sons plc.

1985: Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. was acquired by Guinness

1987: DCL merges with Arthur Bell, creating United Distillers

1997: Guinness merged with Grand Metropolitan to create Diageo

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