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GLENBURGIE   20 years old 40 %       INFO         
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1968
Bottled 1988
Proprietors: Jas. & Geo. Stodart Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENBURGIE   35 years old 40,70 %              
PEERLESS
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Fons et Origo
Distilled 12. 1966
Bottled 09. 2002
Cask No. 12769
217 Bottles
Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly

GLENBURGIE   13 years old 57,9 %                 
GORDON & MACPHAIL RESERVE
Distilled  1990
Bottled 2003
Cask No.   12510
Limited Edition
596 Bottles
Trademark of Proprietors:
J.G. Stodart Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENBURGIE   11  years old  64,3 %        INFO        
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
Date distilled Feb 90
Date bottled Jun 01
Society Cask No. code  71.26
Outturn 540 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Chip shops'.

GLENBURGIE          Aged 11 years  46 %       INFO                                
THE  N C  2  RANGE
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speyside Region
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Distilled 1996
Bottled 2007-12-17
No Chill Filtering or Colourings
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

GLENBURGIE   15 years old 43 %               
Highland
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
Distilled 05.09.1989
Bottled on:11.01.2005
Matured in: Oak Hogshead
Cask No: 13169
247 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENBURGIE   26  years old  53,7 %             
VINTAGE 1975
Distilled on 2.6.75
Bottled 15.4.2002
Cask No.   5990
207  Numbered Bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENBURGIE   15  years old 46 %             
SPECIAL DISTILLERY BOTTLING
Allied Distillers Ltd., Dumbarton

GLENBURGIE               Aged 10 years 40 %                                 
SPEYSIDE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Trade Mark of Proprietors:
James & George Stodart Ltd
Specially Selected, Produced and Bottled
by and under the responsibility of
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENBURGIE  46 %                  
2 0 0 2
SPIRIT  OF  SCOTLAND
SELECTED  BY  VAN  WEES
JUNE 2013
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled: 04/07/2002
Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Barrel
Cask No: 4780
Bottled: 26/07/2013
Special Selected Produced and Bottled
by Speymalt Whisky Distributors Limited,
Elgin

GLENBURGIE  also see Glencraig

                                                                    

GLENBURGIE  46 %
1 9 9 5
Matured for 18 years                          
Speyside Single Malt
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled: 13/06/95
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask No: 6457
Bottled: 16/0813
332 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


GLENBURGIE
20 years  46 %                                                    
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 13/06/95
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no: 6476
Bottled: 26/10/15
347 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate
Whisky Company.NL.

Highland Malt
Speyside
GLENBURGIE - GLENLIVET     (1810 zie ook GLENCRAIG


Forres, Morayshire. Licentiehouder: James & George Stodart Ltd. Onderdeel van Allied Distillers Ltd. Deel uitmakend van Hiram Walker Ltd. Eigendom van Allied - Lyons Pic. Nu Allied Domecq.
Gesticht in 1810 door William Paul, was de naam aanvankelijk Kilnflat en is één van de oudste distilleerderijen van Schotland.
De distilleerderij raakte in verval en werd in 1870 gekocht door Alexander Fraser & Co, te Elgin en de naam werd veranderd in Glenburgie.
In 1925 ging Alexander Fraser & Co in liquidatie en Donald Mustard, een advokaat te Elgin verkreeg controle over Glenburgie.
In 1928 was Margaret Nicol manager van Glenburgie.
In 1936 kwam Glenburgie in het bezit van Hiram Walker - Gooderham & Worts Ltd in Canada.
In 1930 deed Hiram Walker - Gooderham & Worts Ltd zijn eerste investering in Schotland met het kopen van een 60 % belang in Sirling Bonding Company en J. & G. Stodart.
De resterende aandelen kwamen in 1936 in hun bezit en in datzelfde jaar werd George Ballantine & Son Ltd overgenomen en ook twee distilleerderijen: Glenburgie en Miltonduff.
Omdat men moeilijk aan graanwhisky kon komen werd besloten de Dumbarton graandistil-leerderij te bouwen, die ging in 1938 in produktie.
In 1951 werd de mouter Robert Kilgour te Kirkcaldy overgenomen.
Gedurende de vijftiger jaren, toen hun export enorm groeide, werd een aantal firma's overgenomen die over voorraden beschikten.
Ook werden Glencadam, Scapa en (Old) Pulteney gekocht. In 1969 werd Balblair en in 1976 Ardbeg gekocht.
In 1958 werd Glenburgie één van de distilleerderijen waar een Lomond ketel werd geplaatst.
De Lomond ketel is een variant op de pot still met een 8 ft kolom in plaats van de zwanenhals en een watermantel bovenin.
Het produkt van deze ketel was een zwaardere, olieachtige whisky die na lagering rijker en voller was dan de whisky uit de gewone ketels.
De Lomond single malt whisky werd verkocht onder de naam Glencraig, genoemd naar Bill Craig, de algemeen direkteur van Allied Distillers' Malt distilleerderijen.
Bill Craig ging in Juni 1993 met pensioen na 49 jaar gewerkt te hebben bij Allied Distillers.

De Lomond ketels werden in 1981 verwijderd.
De vloermouterij werd gesloten in 1950, de mout komt nu van de eigen mouterij van de groep te Kircaldy.
De vier met stoom gestookte ketels kunnen per jaar twee miljoen liter spirit produceren. De Mash tun is groot 4.7 ton. De dertien Wash backs hebben elk een inhoud van 23.500 liter de twee Wash stills hebben een inhoud van elk 15.000 liter, de twee Spirit stills elk 11.750 liter.

PEERLESS

Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly, Aberdeen.
In 1933 begon Abe Rosenberg, samen met twee broers een drankengroothandel in Syosset te New York.
De Star Liqueor Company verkocht de merken Duncan Taylor, Hartley Parkers en McColls in de staten New York, Connecticut en Miami.
Na de tweede wereldoorlog werd Abe Rosenberg de alleen importeur van J & B blended whisky.
In 1964 begon Abe Rosenberg te investeren in vaten Schotse Single Malt Whisky, en lette bij aankoop in het bijzonder op de soort- en kwaliteit van het hout van de vaten.
De whiskies van Islay hadden zijn bijzondere voorkeur.
In 1994, op 85 jarige leeftijd overleed Abe Rosenberg, en het beheer van zijn omvangrijke erfenis kwam in handen van een liefdadigheidsinstelling, die zijn naam droeg.
Om de erfenis ten gelde te maken zochten de beheerders contact in Schotland en kwamen uiteindelijk in contact met Euan Shand.
Euan Shand, zoon van een vroegere manager van Glendronach, en opgegroeid op de distilleer-derij , ging na zijn opleiding werken bij Allied Distillers te Glasgow, en was ook nog kort tijdelijk manager van Ardmore.
Na een korte onderbreking administrateur - boekhouder startte hij de Bennachie Scotch Whisky Co.
In 1997 kocht Euan Shand de merken Glendarroch en Whisky Galore.
Euan Shand werd koper de whiskyvoorraad en Duncan Taylor & Co.
Deze voorraad bestaat uit ongeveer 4000 vaten whisky, deels inmiddels heel oud en bijzonder.
Macallen, Bowmore, Glen Grant en St. Magdalene, Laphroaig en Bunnahabhain uit 1966, gelagerd in Cognac en Sherryvaten.

Allied Distillers Februari 2003
Dumbarton Distillery sluit. Het komplex waar ook het hoofdkantoor van Allied was gevestigd, hergde ook de Dumbarton Grain distilleerderij, en ook werden de malt whiskies Lomond, waarvan slechts één botteling bekend is, uitgebracht door de Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh onder code nummer 98.1, en Inverleven.
De capaciteit van de Grain distilleerderij Strathclyde wordt vergroot tot, 39 miljoen liter spirit per jaar, dat was 32 miljoen liter.
Het hoofdkantoor wordt gevestigd te Kilmalid.
Het enorme gebouwencomplex is verkocht aan twee projectont-wikkelaars

Fragrant, sweet, slightly grassy and with a lick of oiliness, Glenburgie’s make is pretty much entirely ring-fenced by blender Sandy Hyslop for the Ballantine’s blend.

Ballantine’s status as the second largest seller in the world accounts for the fact that Glenburgie’s sightings as a single malt are as infrequent as those of the Loch Ness monster. Allied only bottled it once and Chivas Bros. has only ever included it in its limited edition Cask Strength series (which are only available through the firms’ distillery visitors' centres). It very occasionally pops up as an independent bottling, as do some of the last remaining stocks of Glencraig.

BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Glencraig

Although its little known as a single malt, Glenburgie’s history stretches back to 1829 when it was built on the flatlands near Forres by William Paul. After the (fairly common) multiple changes in ownership it became part of the estate of blenders James & George Stodart, owner of the Old Smuggler blend, although they never actually made whisky on the site.

Stodart was bought out by Hiram Walker in 1936, at the same time the Canadian firm bought Miltonduff. Ever since then Glenburgie has been closely associated with the Ballantine’s blend.

Like Miltonduff, it was home to a pair of ‘Lomond’ stills from 1958 to 1981, which produced a malt known as Glencraig.

In 2004, the old distillery was demolished and a new, larger, open plan one was constructed. A third pair of stills was added at this point. It has been part of Chivas Brothers since 2005.

1829
Founded as Kilnflat Distillery by William Paul
1871
Paul sublets the distillery to Charles Hay, who changes the name to Glenburgie
1880
Fraser & Grant buy the distillery
1882
Alexander Fraser & Co take over
1925
Alexander Fraser & Co go into liquidation and the distillery closes two years later
1930
The distillery is acquired by Hiram Walker-Gooderham & Worts, which licenses control to subsidiary J&G Stodart
1936
Stodart is bought out by Hiram Walker and complete ownership of Glenburgie is transferred across
1958
Two Lomond stills are installed that produce a new single malt, Glencraig
1981
The Lomond stills are removed and replaced with traditional stills
1987
Allied Lyons buys Hiram Walker
2004
The original distillery is demolished, and a new £4.3m replacement is constructed with two additional stills
2005
Glenburgie joins the Chivas Brothers portfolio
2006
An additional two stills are installed, bringing Glenburgie up to six in total

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
4.2
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
54-100hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
7.5
HEAT SOURCE i
Gas, steam via external heat exchanger & thermocompression system
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Unpeated
MALT SUPPLIER i
Simpsons, Bairds
MASH TUN MATERIAL i
Stainless Steel
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
69%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
13,500
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Onion
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
18,200
STILLS i
3 spirit, 3 wash
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
11,500
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Onion
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
34,500
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
12
WATER SOURCE i
Local Springs
WORT CLARITY i
Unmeasured
YEAST TYPE i
Kerry liquid
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard
2005 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Allied Domecq
1994 - 2005
Allied Lyons
1987 - 1994
Hiram Walker & Sons
1936 - 1987
J&G Stodart
1930 - 1936
Donald Mustard
1925 - 1930
Alexander Fraser & Co
1882 - 1925
Fraser & Grant
1880 - 1882
Charles Hay
1871 - 1880
William Paul
1829 - 1871



SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Ballantine’s status as the second largest seller in the world accounts for the fact that Glenburgie’s sightings as a single malt are as infrequent as those of the Loch Ness monster. Allied only bottled it once and Chivas Bros. has only ever included it in its limited edition Cask Strength series (which are only available through the firms’ distillery visitors' centres). It very occasionally pops up as an independent bottling, as do some of the last remaining stocks of Glencraig.

Although its little known as a single malt, Glenburgie’s history stretches back to 1829 when it was built on the flatlands near Forres by William Paul. After the (fairly common) multiple changes in ownership it became part of the estate of blenders James & George Stodart, owner of the Old Smuggler blend, although they never actually made whisky on the site.

Stodart was bought out by Hiram Walker in 1936, at the same time the Canadian firm bought Miltonduff. Ever since then Glenburgie has been closely associated with the Ballantine’s blend.

Like Miltonduff, it was home to a pair of ‘Lomond’ stills from 1958 to 1981, which produced a malt known as Glencraig.

In 2004, the old distillery was demolished and a new, larger, open plan one was constructed. A third pair of stills was added at this point. It has been part of Chivas Brothers since 2005.


RICHARD CLARK, GLENBURGIE

Glenburgie distillery had operated on Speyside for 175 years before it was demolished, and then rebuilt, in 2004. Distillery manager Richard Clark tells about the challenges of rebuilding Glenburgie, and why – now released as a single malt under the Ballantine’s brand – it is one of the ‘unsung heroes’ of Scotland.

Richard Clark of Glenburgie, Chivas Brothers
Long overdue: Distillery manager Richard Clark says it’s about time Glenburgie was released as a single malt
‘I’ve worked with Chivas Brothers for 29 years, but I’ve been in the whisky industry for 41 years. I started in the labs at Port Dundas distillery, which at that time was part of Distillers Company (DCL).

‘I’ve since worked at many distilleries, from Glasgow all the way up to Scapa on Orkney, across the length and breadth of the company, working with different regions and dialects.

‘My favourite distillery to work at was Tormore, because I’d just moved from city centre Glasgow to Speyside. I moved from locking the house because you were going to the shops, to going on holiday for a fortnight and remembering a week down the line that you hadn’t shut the windows, and then not bothering about it. It impressed upon me the quality of life that is still available in this country.

‘Since then I’ve worked at Glencadam in Brechin, which has been sold on since. I was at Ardmore, which Chivas Brothers no longer has, but also Glenburgie and Miltonduff. I spent two years working out of Scapa when we were reopening and refurbishing the distillery in 2004-5, then I was at Glenlivet when we did the expansion there in 2009, when we doubled up the plant.

‘The idea to refurbish Glenburgie came in the early 2000s. I was here running the old Glenburgie during the initial planning, trying to capture all the core information we needed so we could replicate the manual tasks automatically.



Empty space: The original Glenburgie was hemmed in by the warehouses, water and manager’s office

‘That whole exercise was very collaborative, because we involved all the operators and we took in the expertise from the managers from other distilleries. At that time it was such a rare event to build a distillery that we wanted to make sure we got it right. We asked: “How do you do this? What problems have you had with that? What experience do you have with new technology?” because it was a whole new game to us.

‘Glenburgie was an old, small distillery, but we were under pressure to increase production. We could have tried to expand the original site, but the shape was hemmed-in by warehousing and the watercourse, so our options were pretty limited. There were costings done and the cost of refurbishing and reconstructing the old site was pretty much the same as building a new plant, which I think from memory was about £4.5m. That now seems like a real bargain to get a brand-new distillery for that.

‘In building the new Glenburgie there was a bit of righting all the wrongs. With many of the older distilleries there are the inevitable questions of “why did they put that there?”, “why did they design it like that?”. So we had the opportunity to actually make a better distillery, rather than just expand. The downside of that is you’re then responsible for the bits that people down the line then come along and say: “Why the hell did they do it like that?” Even now, coming back here looking at stuff, I’m wondering why we did things the way we did.

‘I was at Glenburgie at the time we discussed and agreed on the new build, but I’d moved on to Scapa before this place actually kicked into production. But we were all involved; it was a great example of teamwork – egos were out the way, everybody worked to get it right. Everybody was there to share positive and negative experiences, from yeast intake to washback cleaning.

‘I got ’Burgie back in February this year, and I now also look after Miltonduff and Dalmunach, as well as Scapa. With Dalmunach I’ve got the biggest, newest and most modern distillery in the portfolio, and with Scapa I have the smallest manual distillery.



Still here: The new Glenburgie was built in 2004 with an additional pair of stills

‘The main difference between the old and new ’Burgies is some of the technology has come along. We’re able to measure, monitor and control operations far better in just that 10-year period, but in essence we’re still making ’Burgie and that’s what were here for, irrespective of the technical equipment we’ve got. We still have to ensure we get that product consistency.

‘We moved one of the existing stills from the old Glenburgie distillery to the new one, but let’s just say in the old plant it had outlived its useful life. In fact it was held together by bands of solder, but we were in a position where we had to bring all the distillation equipment across. I don’t think we were necessarily flush with cash at the time so we had to make do, and that’s what happens at old distilleries. It wasn’t here that long before we did get around to replacing it.

‘As an industry we’re incredibly poor at recording our failures, and we walk the beaten track. You could end up changing parameters at Glenburgie that produce a spirit that’s spectacular, but it’s not ’Burgie. And if the blender wants ’Burgie, you supply them with ’Burgie. You can give them the option to make spectacular stuff, and he might ask you to make a batch of it, but it’s still not ’Burgie.

‘Distillers understand what they have to do to get what they want, and that a small change can have a radical effect on what you’re producing. Cleaning frequencies, temperatures, distillation rate, mashing temperatures, flow rates out the mash tun – all of these things have a different influence on the spirit. The more you can understand and measure, the more you can control, and the more consistent the spirit. That then helps the blender 15 years later to produce Glenburgie.



Complete rebuild: The original Glenburgie distillery was built in 1829, but was demolished in 2004



‘Since we built the new automated distillery, the style of Glenburgie has only changed in that it’s more consistent. If you reduce that variability – and you may still get some happy accidents in there – the blender is going to be happy. He doesn’t want to have to sort through the variability to get the consistency he wants.

‘Glenburgie being released as a single malt [under the Ballantine’s brand] is long overdue. ’Burgie is a wonderful spirit that is the unsung hero. Many distilleries are unsung heroes, but ’Burgie in particular has always been just sitting on the edges somewhere, although it’s been recognised within the company as being critical to Ballantine’s.

‘I have fond memories of the old distillery, and I have fond memories of the characters that were there. One of them still works here. It was of its era, and there are still bits that every now and then you remember. Like we used to take bagged yeast in, but the yeast fridge was on the first floor, and you had to take it in by forklift. They had the most horrendous forklift here on the planet. Most people get a dinky wee forklift, but this thing was a Manitou – it was used on a construction site – so to try and thread it through a narrow doorway inevitably the yeast bag would get caught.

‘There are fond memories, but you only remember the good bits – you don’t remember the crap, the things that would always break down, or that on a regular basis we’d put the draff out and used to end up with more draff on the roof than on the lorry.’

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