Why?

 


Why Glen Mhor? Good question, one I've been asked many times and will continue to answer.

Why not? Would be my initial response. A distillery is a distillery, and Scotland has an army of fallen examples. I also recall Glen Mhor's life being labelled as dull, or words to that effect, by an old Malt Maniacs page. That always stuck with me, because I knew differently, but never got around to documenting the distillery visibly until starting this site in 2021.  

In reality, Glen Mhor is overlooked (as is its neighbour, Glen Albyn, literally across the road as you can see above), a distinctive Highland whisky, charismatic and challenging. To the North, Brora, rightfully attracts love and attention. On Islay, Port Ellen sends whisky enthusiasts into raptures and in Falkirk, Rosebank, is the jewel of the Lowland region. 

Glen Mhor was only in existence for less than a century and the site has been wiped out by a retail park. It remains a variable and difficult whisky to experience. Unlike many distilleries of the time, it was often bottled as a single malt and thanks to the staunch support of Gordon & MacPhail, there are many whiskies to explore. The majority of releases from Glen Mhor are ex-bourbon casks, so there is a rich orchard of whiskies to consume and appreciate. 

Upon starting this project, a whisky friend suggested that every closed or lost distillery should have a website such as this. That's a huge undertaking, but he's essentially right. For a product that is as Scottish as haggis, tartan or bagpipes, the lost distilleries of Scotland get a raw deal.

Hopefully, my efforts here will educate and enhance your appreciation of Glen Mhor - I've certainly enjoyed the journey so far.

My thanks to everyone that has assisted me in compiling this resource, which is ongoing and always on the lookout for new information - please get in touch if you can help.

If you want to use any of our research or material, please ask and also give credit. That's all we ask given the time and money we've spent building this destination.

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