The Glen Mhor distillery was built in
1892 by Birnie and Mackinlay. From 1892
until 1972 Glen Mhor single malt whisky
was produced and managed by the Birnie
family. Glen Mhor was once powered by a
water turbine, and was the first
distillery to use Saladin boxes for the
malting of barley. In 1972, the
distillery became property of the D.C.L
(Distillers Company Ltd) which became
United Distillers & Vintners. DCL sadly
closed the distillery in 1983. The
distillery was demolished in 1986 and a
shopping centre was erected on the site.
Availability of original bottlings of Glen Mhor
are getting very rare as time passes, so
if you are thinking of adding a bottle
to your collection don't leave it to
long. You can still find bottlings from
independent bottlers such as Gordon &
MacPhail, but even these are getting
harder to find.
Glen Mhor Tasting Notes
Gordon & MacPhail Bottling Colour:
Sherried and dried fruits - figs and
dates. Hint of cereal, malty aroma. Taste:
Full - oily and smoky, herbal with
floral notes. A sweet, rounding
fruitiness - sherry and ripe fruits.
Touch of dark chocolate. Finish:
Dry, charred oak.