Ben Nevis Distillery, Fort William

Ben Nevis Distillery, Fort William, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Ben Nevis Distillery near Fort William  on the West of Scotland and as such sits in the ‘Highlands’ region for whisky classification purposes.

This distillery has a history dating back to 1825 when is was founded by one ‘Long John’ Macdonald. Key facts:

  • Four large stills produce 2000 litres of spirit per annum.
  • Most of the output goes for blending. Produces own blend  ‘Dew of Ben Nevis’.
  • Single malt is a medium peated  10 year old. Well regarded but not aggressively marketed.
  • Uses water from the Allt a Mhuillin Burn (Mill Burn) which is sourced from two lochans 3000 feet up Ben Nevis which is Britain’s tallest mountain.
  • Owned by Nikka Distilling Company
Inside Ben Nevis Distillery, Fort William

Inside Ben Nevis Distillery, Fort William, Scotland

 

Whisky Stills, Ben Nevis Distillery

Whisky Stills, Ben Nevis Distillery, Scotland

Distillery tours are available to the public. Good value.

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