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GLEN DEVERON   8 years old 40 % (0ld Bottling)             
WILLIAM LAWSON'S
GLEN DEVERON
Mac Duff Distillery
William Lawson Distillers Ltd, Banff

GLEN DEVERON   12 years old 40 % (Old Bottling)          
WILLIAM LAWSON'S
GLEN DEVERON
Mac Duff Distillery
William Lawson Distillers Ltd, Banff

GLEN DEVERON   12 years old 40 %              
1978
Macduff Distillery, Banff

GLEN DEVERON   12 years old 40 %               
1979
Macduff Distillery, Banff

GLEN DEVERON   12 years old 40 %             
1983
Macduff Distillery,  Banff

GLEN DEVERON   12 years old 40 %       INFO
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY       
Season of Distillation 1990
Macduff Distillery, Banff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

GLEN  DEVERON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Aged  15  years  40 %                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

" Where the Rivers meets the Sea"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

View of the Sandy ends in Banff Bay                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

The Landscape of Glen Deveron by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Banffshire Artist, Pearl Acton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

At the Ancient Seaport of Banff nature's                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Elements meet as the River Deveron's                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Black Waters break into the Expanses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

of the North Sea.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

GLEN  DEVERON is crafted at the heart                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

of this competing forces, a fine single malt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

of smooth, rich character                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Williams Lawson Distillers Ltd

Highland Malt
The Eastern Highlands
GLEN DEVERON   (1962  also see  MACDUFF


Banff, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: William Lawson Distillers Ltd. Onderdeel van General Beverage Corporation. Eigendom van Martini & Rossi

Macduff werd gebouwd in 1962 door Brodie Hepburn Ltd, samen met Block, Grey & Block Ltd.

De architect William Delmé - Evans was ook betrokken bij de bouw van Macduff distilleerderij.

Hij was de architect van Tullibardine, Isle of Jura en Glenallachie

William Lawson vestigde zich in 1849 als whiskykoopman en blender, maar zijn onderneming was nooit een groot succes en leed jaren een kwijnend bestaan.

Na de tweede wereldoorlog werd de firma nieuw leven ingeblazen en in 1967 verhuisde William Lawson Ltd van Liverpool naar Coatbridge waar een bottel- en blending fabriek werd gebouwd.

In 1980 werd William Lawson Ltd gekocht door General Beverage Corporation te Luxemburg, een dochteronderneming van Martini & Rossi.

Vervolgens werd Macduff gekocht in 1972

Macduff ligt bij de stad aan de rivier de Deveron.

Sinds November 1990 wordt de 12 jaar oude single malt whisky als jaargangs malt uit-gebracht, te beginnen met jet jaar 1978.

Soms ook verkrijgbaar in handelaren bottelingen onder de naam Macduff.

Met de fusie van Guinness met Grand Metropolitan in 1997, komen het whiskymerk Dewar, en de distilleerderijen Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie en Royal Brackla in het bezit van Bacardi Martini.

Er worden zowel Sherry- als Bourbon vaten gebruikt voor rijping

In 1990 en 2000 werd de distilleerderij gedeeltelijk verbouwd

Glen Deveron produceert ongeveer 3.200.000 liter spirit per jaar (2009)

De eigen bottelingen dragen de naam Glen Deveron,  de bottelingen van onafhankelijken
dragen de naam Macduff

De blend William Lawson wordt goed verkocht in Zuid - Europa en Mexico, ongeveer 12
miljoen flessen jaarlijks

Glen Deveron wordt vooral veel in Frankrijk verkocht

Glen Deveron is een lichte, moutige, iets aardse whisky, heel zuiver, schoon van smaak

Met de fusie van Guiness met Grand Metropolitan (GrandMet) in 1998 kwamen de distil-
leerderijen Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie en Royal Brackla en het merken Dewar en
Bombay (gin) in het bezit van Bacardi

Banff,  Banffshire. Licentiehouder: William Lawson Distillers Ltd. Onderdeel van
General Beverage Corporation. Eigendom van Martini & Rossi

Begin jaren zestig verdrievoudigde de export van Schotse whisky en Brodie Hepburn
eigenaar van Tullibardine (hij zou in 1965 Deanston kopen) wist van de vraag naar
whisky voor blending doeleinden

Samen met de wijnhandelaren Block, Grey & Block en de lokale mensen George Crawford, Marty Dyke en leden van de familie Duff  werd Glen Deveron gesticht
in 1962 in Macduff, tegenover Banff aan het einde van de uitloop van de Deveron
in de baai van Banff

Glen Deveron kwam in 1963 in produktie

In 1965 kwam er een derde ketel bij en in 1967 werd het aantal ketels op vier gebracht

Van 1966 tot 1969 was Stanley P. Morrison (van Bowmore, Glen Garioch en Auchen-
toshan aandeelhouder in Glen Deveron

Een oneven aantal ketels is ongebruikelijk in Schotland, tot 1950 was er een wet die
verbood dat de Wash stills en Spirit stills gelijktijdig in bedrijf waren

De wet is intussen veranderd.

Auchentoshan, Talisker en Laphroiag hebben ook en oneven aantal ketels

In 1972 neemt William Lawson Distillers Ltd  Glen Deveron over

1980 General Beverage Corporation uit Luxemburg, onderdeel van Martini & Rossi
koopt William Lawson en de distilleerderij

In 1990 wordt een 5e ketel geïnstalleerd

In 1992 wordt Martini % Rossi overgenomen door Bacardi en Glen Deveron gaat deel
uit maken van John Dewar & Sons waartoe ook Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie
en Royal Brackla behoren

De vijf ketels van Glen Deveron bestaan uit twee Wash stills en drie Spirit stills

Het gebruikte water komt van de Gelly Burn

. 2013

The Royal Burgh Collection is launched for Duty Free:

Glen Deveron 16, 30 and 30 years old

John Dewar & Sons launches Last Great Malts collection
24 September, 2014

John Dewar & Sons has announced plans to release a range of new expressions and single malts.
Aultmore, Aberfeldy, Craigellachie, The Deveron and Royal Brackla will be launched under the "Last Great Malts" title - each release featuring an age statement.
The single malts will be released in phases as a complete set of five or in various combinations of the expressions in 10 initial markets around the world including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States and Global Travel Retail.
Stephen Marshall, single malts global marketing manager, said: "We have been patiently reserving casks and are now ready to share the five distinguished malts with whisky lovers around the world.
"Up until now, these amazing liquids have been Scotland's best-kept secret, known only to a few. Now we're appealing to single malt drinkers - people who like stories and enthusiasts who are interested in exploring the aromas of the world's most complex spirit."
Marshall told Drinks International: "If you ask whether we are doing it, the answer is probably yes."
Aultmore 12-year-old will be available from November with a 21-year-old Travel retail and 25-year-old released in limited qualities.
Aberfeldy is repackaged and available globally as a 12-year-old and 21-year-old, with an 18-year-old Travel Retail exclusive. A 16-year-old sherry finish and 30-year-old is set for a 2015 launch.
Craigellachie - a portfolio released for the first time - will be available a 13-year-old, 17-year-old, 19-year-old travel retail and limited 23-year-old.
In summer 2015, The Deveron 12-, 18- and 25-year-old single malts will be released.
Previously released as a limited edition 35-year-old £10,000 a bottle, Royal Brackla will be released in March as 12-year-old, 16-year-old and 21-year-old expressions.
John Burke, dark spirits category director, said: "The single malt category is one of our industry's great growth opportunities. We are blessed with five of Scotland's finest, high-quality whiskies.
"We have great respect for the category and are confident that each of the Last Great Malts will be a fitting addition to the repertoire of the most discerning single malt enthusiast."
The first showing of the Last Great Malts single malt collection will be at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival starting on September 25

New Deveron expressions

03 September, 2015

John Dewar & Sons has announced the release of new expressions of its Deveron single malt scotch whisky.
From the MacDuff distillery, where the river Deveron meets the sea on the northern edge of Aberdeenshire, the new expressions are a 10 year-old Old (only available in France), 12 year-old and 18 year-old. These have never been released before and will be available from October.
Stephen Marshall, Bacardi's global marketing manager - single malts said: "The final one. We've done it and it tastes great. People underestimate the quality of whisky that can be made at a comparatively modern distillery, this is really top notch stuff. Get yourself up to Macduff, or if you can't then stick Local Hero on the telly and pour yourself a dram".


Macduff distillery has a classic, clean and functional Delme-Evans design, with the stillhouse being the most intriguing part of the engineering.


In here are five stills – two wash and three spirit – all of which have upward-tilting lyne arms that have a right angled kink in them. The spirit stills also have horizontal shell and tube condensers. The character is nutty (slightly sulphury at new make stage), with quick mashing, short fermentation and cold condensers. It is this last technique which adds weight to the spirit. It could well be that the kink in the lyne arm helps create just enough reflux to contribute a balancing fruitiness.

A modern distillery, Macduff (whose whisky is bottled by its owner as either Glen Deveron or The Deveron; Macduff is only used by independent bottlers) was built in 1960 to tap into the post-War whisky boom. The group of Glasgow brokers who were the original owners included Brodie Hepburn [see Tullibardine, Deanston] and it was through them, one imagines, that William Delme-Evans was chosen as architect. Brokers Block, Grey & Block were in charge between 1966 and 1972 when it became part of William Lawson, the whisky arm of Martini & Rossi.

The distillery had been slowly expanding in terms of production throughout its life and its Italian owner upped the number of stills to five in 1990. By then a range of single malts had been released, all under the name Glen Deveron.

In keeping with the Italian market’s love of young fresh malts, a 5- and 8-year-old were early members of the range. Two years later, Martini merged with Bacardi and in 1995 Macduff became part of the Dewar’s stable.

In recent years, the William Lawson blend has become a huge seller in Russia, but that hasn’t stopped Dewar’s plans to relaunch the single malt as Deveron

1960
Glasgow brokers Brodie Hepburn, Marty Dyke and George Crawford found Macduff
1963
Production officially begins at Macduff
1965
Macduff's stills are increased from two to three; two years later a fourth still is installed
1972
William Lawson, the whisky arm of Martini & Rossi, buys the distillery
1990
Macduff's fifth still is installed
1993
Bacardi purchases Martini, and Macduff becomes part of the Dewar's portfolio
2013
The Macduff Royal Burgh Collection is launched in duty free


CAPACITY (MLPA) i
4
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
68hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
12.5
HEAT SOURCE i
HFO boiler providing heat to stainless elements
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Plain malt, 0ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Bairds
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
70%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
23,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Tall with rising lye pipe
STILLS i
4
WAREHOUSING i
Westhorn/Poniel
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
20,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Tall with rising lye pipe
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
60,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
6 wood, 2 stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
8
WATER SOURCE i
Natural spring and field drain - process. Burn and field drain - cooling
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Kerry MS1
OWNERS

Bacardi logo
PARENT COMPANY

Bacardi
1993 - present
CURRENT OWNER

John Dewar & Sons
PREVIOUS OWNERS

General Beverage Corporation
1980 - 1993
William Lawson Distillers
1972 - 1980
Brodie Hepburn, Marty Dyke and George Crawford
1960 - 1972


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