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Glen Nevis Distillery

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Malt whisky distillers, Campbeltown

1877 The distillery was built by Duncan MacCallum. At the time of Alfred Barnard's visit annual output was said to be 100,000 gallons.

1887 Scotch Whisky Distillers Limited was incorporated, a company registered in England, which acted as a consortium that included the Dean Distillery, Edinburgh, Gleniffer Distillery near Paisley, Ben Wyvis (Dingwall) and Glen Nevis. The venture was short-lived and the company went into liquidation in 1889, with the distilleries being put up for sale and, apparently, sold back to the original owners.

1903 By now the distillery was operated by Stewart, Galbraith and Company Limited, also owners of the Scotia, later Glen Scotia Distillery in Campbeltown.

1919 West Highland Malt Distilleries Limited was incorporated and Glen Nevis was one of six Campbeltown distilleries acquired in an attempt to rationalise the industry locally.

1923 West Highland Malt Distilleries Limited went into voluntary liquidation and the Glen Nevis distillery never resumed production.

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Sources of Information

  • The National Archives BT 31/3855/24296
  • London Gazette 11 October 1889
  • National Records of Scotland BT2/10745 (West Highland Malt Distilleries Limited)
  • Edinburgh Gazette 20 November 1923
  • Alfred Barnard "The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom" (1887)
  • Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Scotland 1903
  • https://scotchwhisky.com/whiskypedia/2106/glen-nevis/
  • David Stirk, The Distilleries of Campbeltown: The Rise and Fall of the Whisky Capital of the World (2019)