Clynelish

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6LR
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Co-ordinates" Co-ordinates: 58.024336, -3.867474
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0) 1408 623 000
Email" Email: clynelish.distillery[at]diageo.com
Web" Web: https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/clynelish/
Twitter" Twitter: DiscoverDistilleries (@12distilleries)

Facts and figures

LocationClynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6LR
OwnerDiageo
Water SourceClynemilton Burn
Stills3 wash stills
3 spirit stills
Capacity3,400,000 litres

Opening Hours

Opening hours vary through the year; check for details of opening hours

Tours

Clynelish Distillery Tour

£6 (£5 discount off the purchase of any one 70cl bottle of single malt) Guided tour of the distillery with a dram of Clynelish 14 year old single malt

Taste of Clynelish Tour

£12 (£5 discount off the purchase of any one 70cl bottle of single malt) Guided tour and tasting of our Clynelish 14 year old, Clynelish Distillery Only Cask Strength Bottling and Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve

Taste of the Highlands Tour

£45 (£5 discount off the purchase of any one 70cl bottle of single malt) Private extended guided tour of the Clynelish Distillery with tasting. Tasting includes the Clynelish 14 year old, Clynelish Distillery Only Cask Strength Bottling, Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve also sampling and tasting direct from casks of Clynelish 1988 and Teaninich 1985. This tour must be booked in advance, please contact the distillery to arrange a tour – minimum of two people, maximum of eight.

The Clynelish Experience

£70 (£5 discount off the purchase of any one 70cl bottle of single malt) Private extended guided tour of the Clynelish Distillery with tasting. Tasting includes the Clynelish 14 year old, Clynelish Distillery Only Bottling, sampling and tasting direct from a duty paid cask of Clynelish 1988 and also Clynelish Select Reserve. This tour must be booked in advance, please contact the distillery for tour times and availability.

The Brora Experience

£120 (£5 discount off the purchase of any one 70cl bottle of single malt) Private extended guided tour of the Clynelish Distillery with tasting. Tasting includes Clynelish Distillery Only Bottling, Clynelish Select Reserve, Special Release Brora 2013 and Brora 2014.This tour must be booked in advance, please contact the distillery for tour times and availability.

History

Clynelish is one of Diageo's Classic Malts.

The distillery was built in 1968, adjacent to the original Clynelish distillery which was closed. Confusingly the original distillery was reopened in May 1969 and until July 1973 produced a heavily peated whisky to supply for blending; this was done to cover a shortage of Islay whisky caused by a drought on the island (rumoured to be due to the Caol Ila distillery being re-built from scratch, and therefore to compensate the lack of Caol Ila for blending during a couple of years). The old distillery was renamed Brora Distillery and production of a peated spirit continued until 1983.

Clynelish has had a strong connection with Johnnie Walker blended whisky for many years. A large proportion of the spirit used in Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve comes from this distillery.
Information correct as of 06/05/2016
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Clynelish Distillery, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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