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Linkwood Whisky

Linkwood Speyside Whisky

Owner:                            Region/district:                       

Diageo                             Speyside

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1821            Active           3 500 000 litres

Address: Elgin, Morayshire IV30 3RD

Tel:                         website:

01343 862000           www.malts.com

History:

1821 – Peter Brown founds the distillery.

1868 – Peter Brown passes away and his son William inherits the distillery.

1872 – William demolishes the distillery and builds a new one.

1897 – Linkwood Glenlivet Distillery Company Ltd takes over operations.

1902 – Innes Cameron, a whisky trader from Elgin, joins the Board and eventually becomes the major shareholder and Director.

1932 – Innes Cameron dies and Scottish Malt Distillers takes over in 1933.

1962 – Major refurbishment takes place.

1971 – The two stills are increased by four. Technically, the four new stills belong to a new distillery sometimes referred to as Linkwood B.

1985 – Linkwood A (the two original stills) closes.

1990 – Linkwood A is in production again for a few months each year.

2002 – A 26 year old from 1975 is launched as a Rare Malt.

2005 – A 30 year old from 1974 is launched as a Rare Malt.

2008 – Three different wood finishes (all 26 year old) are released.

2009 – A Manager´s Choice 1996 is released.

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