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GLEN ALBYN   21  years old 40 %                 
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
Distilled 1968
Bottled 1989
Proprietors: Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLEN ALBYN   23 years old 40 %                  
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1968
Bottled 1991
Proprietors: Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd
Gordon & Macpahil, Elgin

GLEN ALBYN  21  years old 40 %                    
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1972
Bottled 1993
Proprietors: Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd'
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLEN ALBYN   25  years old 40 %               
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Distilled 1972
Bottled 1997
Proprietors: Mackinaly & Birnie Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLEN ALBYN   25  years old 40 %                 
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1973
Bottled 1998
Proprietors: Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd
Gordon & Macpahil, Elgin

GLEN ALBYN   26 years old 40 %              
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled  1974
Bottled  2000
Proprietors:  Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd
Gordon & Macpahil,   Elgin

GLEN ALBYN   14 years old 43 %                 
VINTAGE 1980
Distilled 13.11.80
Bottled 2.95
Cask No. 2949
440 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLEN ALBYN   31  years old    51,5 %         
SILENT STILLS
Distilled  16.12.65
Bottled  15.5.97
Butt No.   3835
530 bottles
Mackinlays & Birnie Ltd
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLEN ALBYN   20 years old 43 %            
VINTAGE 1977
Distilled 12.8.77
Bottled 14.1.98
Cask No. 1958
280 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLEN ALBYN   23 years old 43 %             
VINTAGE 1978
Distilled 22.2.78
Bottled 6.4.2001
Cask No. 696
364 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLEN ALBYN   26 years  old  54,8 %          INFO      
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1975
Bottled May 2002
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
Scottish Malt Distillers, Elgin

GLEN ALBYN   25 years  old 43 %              
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
VINTAGE 1978
Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on 22nd February  1978
Cask Nr.6898
Bottled on 29th October 2003
366 Bottles
Genummerde flessen
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLEN ALBYN   25 years old 58.7 %        INFO       
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Society Cask code 69.10
Date Distilled Jul 79
Date Bottled Mar 05
Outturn 240 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Flamengo dancer with slow legs'

GLEN ALBYN   29 years old 46 %                 
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1974
Bottled 2003
Proprietors: Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLEN  ALBYN       30 years old 46 %               
SINGLE   HIGHLAND   MALT
Distilled  1975
Bottled  2006
Proprietors: Mackinlay & Birnie Limited
Bonded and Bottled by
Gordon & Macphail,  Elgin


GLEN  ALBYN
1 9 7 6
36 years  43 %                                                                                      
DISTILLERY  LABELS
Single Highland malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1976
Bottled 2012
Proprietors: MacKinlay & Birnie Limited
Bonded and bottled by
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

Highland Malt
The Northern Highlands
GLEN ALBYN (1846 - 1983)

Inverness. Licentiehouder: Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd. Onderdeel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd, De malt divisie van Distillers Company Ltd. (D.C.L.).
Glen Albyn werd gesticht door James Sutherland in 1840, burgemeester van Inverness.
De distilleerderij werd gebouwd op de overblijfsel van de Muirtown bierbrouwerij en werd geopend op 9 Januari 1840.
Glen Albyn lag naast het Caledonian Canal.
In 1849 werd Glen Albyn grotendeels door brand verwoest.
Glen Albyn werd door James Sutherland herbouwd in 1850 en ging in 1852 weer in produktie.
James Sutherland hield het in 1855 voor gezien.
In 1866 werd de licentie van Glen Albyn ingetrokken omdat er een pijpleiding was ontdekt die liep van de distilleerderij naar een plaatselijke pub.
Glen Albyn was omstreeks deze tijd ook nog in gebruik als graanmaalderij.
In 1884 werd Glen Albyn herbouwd door William Grigor & Son te Inverness, hij verkocht één van de oude ketels toen aan William Grant die de ketel ging gebruiken in zijn toen nieuwe Balvenie distilleerderij.
De bedrijfsleider van Glen Albyn was John Birnie maar ging wat later een compagnonschap aan met Charles Mackinlay & Co, whisky- en wijnhandelaars te Leith.
Zij bouwden toen de Glen Mhor distilleerderij tegenover Glen Albyn.
In 1920 werd Glen Albyn overgenomen door Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd, de eigenaars van Glen Mhor.
Glen Albyn was gesloten van 1917 tot 1919 en in gebruik als mijnenwerkplaats van de Amerikaanse Marine.
Glen Albyn was weer gesloten van 1941 tot 1945.
In 1961 werd de vloermouterij vervangen door een mouterij volgens het Saladin systeem.
Sinds 1906 bezat John Walker & Sons Ltd een belang van 43^ % in Mackinlay & Birnie en doordat John Walker & Son Ltd sinds 1925 behoorden tot de Distillers Company Ltd, kon D.C.L. de rest van de aandelen kopen van Scottish & NewCastle Breweries Ltd, sinds 1961 voor 10,9 % aandeelhouder in Mackinlay & Birnie en van de families Mackinlay en Birnie.
In 1983 sloot de D.C.L. Glen Albyn.
Kort daarna werd Glen Albyn ontmanteld.
Glen Albyn had één Wash still en één Spirit still.

October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Releases series.

1844   Founded by James Sutherland and inaugurated in October

1845   Production starts

1849   A fire in November damages Glen Albyn

1850   Production recommences in February

1855   James Sutherland goes bankrupt due to the costly repair work
and the distillery is put up for sale without success

1866   The building is transformed into a flour mill

1884   Gregory & Co new owners and converts the mill into a distillery

1891   Glen Albyn Distillery Company is formed

1892   A sister distillery, Glen Mhor is built by the manager of Glen Albyn
John Birnie and James Mackinlay

1920   Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd, owner of Glen Mhor, buys Glen Albyn and
                runs both distilleries in parallel operations

1954   Florr maltings is abolished and replaced by a Saladin box

1972   Distillers Company Limited (D.C.L.) buys Glen Albyn which is admini-
                strated by Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd, (S.M.D.)

1983   Glen Albyn is taken out of production

1986   Glen Albyn is demolished


     Glen Albyn was a small distillery with an output of 1,5 million litres

     The name comes from Glen is valley and Alba, the old name for Scotland

     It was built on the ruins of Muirtown brewery

2002   Glen Albyn is lauched as a Rare Malt, 26 years old and distilled in
1975

Output: 1,5.00.000 litres a year

1844      Founded by James Sutherland
1846      Production starts
1849      A Fire in November damages Glen Albyn
1850      Production starts in February
1855      James Sutherland goes bankrupt due to
              the costly repair work and the distillery
              is put up for sale without success
1866      The building is transformed into a flour
              mill
1884      New owners Gregory & Co convert the flour
              mill to a distillery
1891      Glen Albyn Distillery Company is formed
1892      A sister distillery is build, Glen Mhor by the
              manager of Glen Albyn John Birnie and
              James Mackinlay
1920      Mackinlay & Birnie Ltd, owners of Glen Mhor
              buy Glen Albyn distillery and run both distil-
              leries in parallel operations
1954      Floor malting are abolished and replaced by
              A Saladin box
1972      Distillers Company Ltd (D.C.L.) buys Glen Albyn
              which is administered by Scotch Malt Distillers
              Ltd. (S.M.D.).
1983      Glen Albyn is taken out of production
1986      Glen Albyn is demolished

In 1884 output was 340.000 litres
In 1954 Glen Albyn pioneered mechanical malting as opposed tot traditional floor malting
The old stills, 1 Wash still had a capacity of 8128 litres and the Spirit still had a capacity of
6819 litres, were replaced with 1 Wash still with a capacity of 13.600 litres and a Spirit still
0f 11.360 litres.

The old stills had odd lyne arms which were said to cool the fluid more quickly and did im-
prove its flavor.

The lyne arms did have a circular cross section but were flattered, giving a capital D - shaped
cross section, with the flat side lying down, and each still fad a 100 m - long coil or submerged
worm to coll the vapours and was indirectly heated by steam coils.
  
The output was 1.125000 litres spirit, however the last years the production was only 330.00
litres a year.

The warehouses, shared with Glen Mhor had a capacity of 60.000 casks

The old stills were build by Fleming, Benner & McLaren in Glasgow

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