Why Glen Mhor? This is a question I have been asked many times and will undoubtedly continue to answer.
However, my initial response would be, why not? After all, a distillery is a distillery, and Scotland has numerous examples that have ceased production and fallen by the wayside. Furthermore, an old Malt Maniacs page once labelled Glen Mhor's history as dull or something to that extent. That memory remained with me, as I had first hand knowledge, but did not document the distillery publicly until beginning this website in 2021.
Glen Mhor, a distinct Highland whisky with charisma and complexity, is frequently overlooked, much like its neighbour Glen Albyn just across the way (as seen above). To the North, Brora rightfully garners admiration and acclaim. Port Ellen on Islay and Rosebank in Falkirk are two whisky distilleries that are highly regarded by enthusiasts.
Unfortunately, Glen Mhor, which operated for less than a century, has been destroyed by a retail park and its whisky is now scarce and challenging to obtain. Unlike other distilleries of its era, Glen Mhor typically bottled its own single malt whisky. However, thanks to Gordon & MacPhail's unwavering support, there are still many varieties of Glen Mhor whisky available for connoisseurs to sample. The majority of Glen Mhor's releases come from ex-bourbon casks, providing a wide selection of whiskies to savour and enjoy. Despite its enormity, the proposal holds merit.
During the project's inception, a friend in the whisky industry proposed creating websites for all closed or lost distilleries, such as this. Lost Scottish distilleries receive unjust treatment, despite being as quintessentially Scottish as haggis, tartan, or bagpipes. Although their owners may have altered or demolished them, Glen Mhor still lives on for many of us.
Through my efforts, I hope to educate and enhance your appreciation of the distillery. The journey so far has been enjoyable.
Additionally, as a result of this project's success and Mackinlay & Birnie's purchase of the Glen Albyn distillery in 1920, I have begun a new project and will also provide some recognition of Millburn distillery, in time.
Cheers, Jason J.
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