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Scapa Whisky

Scapa Highland Whisky

Owner:                            Region/district:                       

Chivas Brothers                 Highlands (Orkney)

(Pernod Ricard)

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1885            Active           1 500 000 litres

 Address: Scapa, St Ola, Kirkwall,

Orkney KW15 1SE

 Tel:                         website:

01856 876585           www.scapamalt.com

 History:

1885 – Macfarlane & Townsend founds the distillery with John Townsend at the helm.

 1919 – Scapa Distillery Company Ltd takes over.

 1934 – Scapa Distillery Company goes into voluntary liquidation and production ceases.

 1936 – Production resumes.

 1936 – Bloch Brothers Ltd (John and Sir Maurice) takes over.

 1954 – Hiram Walker & Sons takes over.

 1959 – A Lomond still is installed.

 1978 – The distillery is modernized.

 1994 – The distillery is mothballed.

 1997 – Production takes place a few months each year using staff from Highland Park.

 2004 – Extensive refurbishing takes place at a cost of £2.1 million. Scapa 14 years is launched.

 2005 – Production ceases in April and phase two of the refurbishment programme starts. Chivas Brothers becomes the new owner.

 2006 – Scapa 1992 (14 years) is launched.

 2008 – Scapa 16 years is launched.

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