The Glen Albyn distillery
was established in 1844 by James
Sutherland the Mayor of Inverness. It
was badly damaged by fire just 3 years
after being built. The distillery was rebuilt in 1884.
During World War I the distillery was
closed and used as a US Naval base. It
was bought in 1920 by the blenders group Mackinley
& Birnie. The distillery was
requisitioned by the US army during
World War II to become a mine factory. Later it
was acquired by DCL (Distillers Company Limited)
who closed it in 1983 and demolished it in 1986.
Sadly there is now a supermarket built on the
Glen Albyn Tasting Notes
GLEN ALBYN 1975 46%. Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Range. Colour:
Bright amber. Nose:
Sweet, fresh fruits - cherries and plums. Slightly oily with a phenolic,
peaty edge. Taste:
Sweet initially with floral, dry grass
flavours. Slightly salty driftwood.
Roasted malt notes and a little peat
Earthy with some peat.