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GLENCRAIG  
20 years old
40 %           
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1970
Bottled 1990
Proprietors: Jas. & Geo. Stodart Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENCRAIG   
24 years old
40 %           
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1970
Bottled 1994
Proprietors: J. & G. Stodart Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENCRAIG   
26 years old
40 %           
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1970
Bottled 1996
Trade Mark of Proprietors:
J. & G. Stodart Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENCRAIG  
24 years old
40 %           
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1975
Bottled 1999
Trade Mark of Proprietors:
J. & G. Stodart Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENCRAIG   
25  years old
40 %          
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1975
Bottled 2000
Proprietors: J. & G. Stodart Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENCRAIG  
29 years old
40 %           
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1975
Bottled 2004
Proprietors: J & G Stodart Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENCRAIG  
22 years old
57,5 %      
INFO   
Speyside
AUTHENTIC COLLECTION
Cask Strenght
Distilled 1981

Wood Type: Bourbon Hogshead
Bottled July 2003
No. of Bottles: 216
Wm. Cadenhead Limited,
Campbeltown, Argyll

GLENCRAIG  
28 years old
57,1 %           
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
CASK STRENGHT COLLECTION
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Matured  in a Bourbon Barrel
Distilled: 1975
Bottled: 2004
Cask No;   7934
181 Numbered Bottles
Natural  Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENCRAIG   
28 years old
56,8 %           
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
CASK STRENGHT COLLECTION
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Matured  in a Bourbon Barrel
Distilled: 1975
Bottled: 2004
Cask No;   7935
173 Numbered Bottles
Natural  Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENCRAiG   
30  years  old  
51,1%     
INFO  
SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled Jun 74
Date bottled Mar 05
Society Cask code: 104.6

Outturn 199 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Bright zing despite the years'

GLENCRAIG       
30 years old
40.2 %           
RAREST OF THE RARE   
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
A Historic Collection of
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Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
DTC
Distilled:   03.1974
Bottled: 10.2004
Cask no.   2928
229 Numbered Bottles
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

GLENCRAIG         
Aged 30 years
49,6 %                            
SIGNATORY  VINTAGE
CASK  STRENGHT  COLLECTION
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on: 11/06/1976
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask No: 4251
219 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLENCRAIG      
Aged in oak 33 years
50,5 %          
INFO             
SINGLE  CASK  SCOTCH  MALT WHISKY
Society cask no. 104.9
THE  ANNIVERARY  25  YEARS
1983 - 2008
Date distilled Jun 74
Cask type Refill Barrel
Date bottled Mar 08
Outturn 204 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Church incense in naughty dungeons'

GLENCRAIG
1 9 7 6  
42,7 %                                                                                                                
Aged  35 years
SIGNATORY  VINTAGE
CASK  STRENGHT  COLLECTION
Speyside Single malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on: 11/06/1976
Matured in a Bourbon barrel
Bottled on: 01/11/2011
Cask No. 4255
185 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Casks Individally Selected and Bottled
by Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd,
Pitlochry               



Highland Malt
Speyside
GLENCRAIG     (1958 - 1981) zie ook GLENBURGIE - GLENLIVET

Forres, Morayshire. Licentiehouder: James & George Stodart Ltd. Onderdeel van Allied Distillers Ltd. Deel uitmakend van Hiram Walker Ltd. Eigendom van Allied - Lyons Pic.

Glencraig is maar 22 jaar geproduceerd geweest, van 1958 tot 1980. Deze uit de 'Lomond' ketels afkomstige single malt whisky van de Glenburgie - Glenlivet distilleerderij is wat wilder, exotischer dan de gewone single malt whisky van deze distilleerderij en werd daarom ook onder een andere naam uitgebracht.

De 'Lomond' ketels is een uitvinding van Fred Whiting, een medewerker van Hiram Walker, en was een variant op de pot still ketel en bestond uit een bijna drie meter kolom in plaats van de normale zwanenhals met een watermantel aan het bovenste stuk van deze kolom, die de hoeveelheid bepaalde van de neerslag die terugloopt in de ketels.
Deze ketels werden voor het eerst gebruikt in de Lomond distilleerderij bij Dumbarton, later ook bij Glenburgie - Glenlivet, Miltonduff en Scapa.
De ketels zijn in 1980 weer verwijderd.
Bill Craig was de General Manager van Allied Distillers's malt whisky distilleerderijen, die de groep 49 jaar diende en in 1993 met pensioen
ging.

For a few years a small number of distilleries dotted around Scotland produced special
whiskies. Glenburgie thoughwas one though those "Lomond"stills were fed by the same washbacks which also fermented for the ordinary stills, this very different whisky was re -
named and treated as if from a different distillery, in this case Glen Craig.
In 1955 Alastair Cunningham and his Hiram Walker colleague, draftsman Arthur Warren, developed the Lomond still to produce a light, fruity spirit for the likes of Ballantine’s.

After a successful trial at Inverleven, the malt whisky distillery within the firm’s Dumbarton distillery complex in Dumbarton, it was decided to install a Lomond wash and spirit still at Glenburgie in Moray in 1958.

Christened Glencraig, its newmake spirit was distinct from Glenburgie’s, and gave Hiram Walker another malt for its blends without having to invest in a whole new distillery.

Unfortunately the so-called rectifying plates in the neck of Lomond stills were notoriously hard to clean, and in 1981 they were abandoned at Glenburgie. Since then occasional bottles of Glencraig single malt have been released by Duncan Taylor, Gordon & MacPhail, Signatory and the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Today Glenburgie distillery is operated by Chivas Brothers, its whisky still largely used for the Ballantine’s blend.

1955
Alastair Cunningham and Arthur Warren develop the Lomond still
1956
Hiram Walker installs the first Lomond still at Inverleven within its Dumbarton distilling complex
1958
A Lomond wash and spirit still are installed at Glenburgie, and Glencraig is born
1981
Production of Glencraig ceases as Glenburgie abandons its Lomond stills
2004
The original Glenburgie distillery is demolished and rebuilt into a more open plan plant
2005
Glenburgie joins Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers Holdings
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard
2005 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
2005 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Allied Domecq
1994 - 2005
Allied Lyons
1987 - 1994
Hiram Walker & Sons
1958 - 1987

GLENCRAIG
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
While independent bottlings of Glencraig occasionally appear, it was never intended as a single malt in its brief life. It was distilled by Hiram Walker at the Glenburgie distillery to provide a different style of malt for the firm’s blends, such as its top-selling Ballantine’s Finest.

The difference came from using Lomond stills which incorporated various perforated plates and an adjustable lyne arm to vary the reflux. It was named Glencraig after Hiram Walker’s production director, Willie Craig.

A 1975 bottling by Gordon & MacPhail was described as ‘sweet and fruity… with a spicy edge and orange peel aromas’.

PRODUCED AT
Glenburgie
m and his Hiram Walker colleague, draftsman Arthur Warren, developed the Lomond still to produce a light, fruity spirit for the likes of Ballantine’s.

After a successful trial at Inverleven, the malt whisky distillery within the firm’s Dumbarton distillery complex in Dumbarton, it was decided to install a Lomond wash and spirit still at Glenburgie in Moray in 1958.

Christened Glencraig, its newmake spirit was distinct from Glenburgie’s, and gave Hiram Walker another malt for its blends without having to invest in a whole new distillery.

Unfortunately the so-called rectifying plates in the neck of Lomond stills were notoriously hard to clean, and in 1981 they were abandoned at Glenburgie. Since then occasional bottles of Glencraig single malt have been released by Duncan Taylor, Gordon & MacPhail, Signatory and the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Today Glenburgie distillery is operated by Chivas Brothers, its whisky still largely used for the Ballantine’s blend.

OWNERS
Pernod Ricard logo
PARENT COMPANY
Pernod Ricard
2005 - present
CURRENT OWNER
Chivas Brothers Holdings
2005 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS
Allied Domecq
1994 - 2005
Allied Lyons
1987 - 1994
Hiram Walker & Sons
1958 - 1987
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