Coleburn was founded in 1897 by the blender James Robertson & Son of Dundee, with construction being completed in 1899. Coleburn was sold to Clynelish in 1916, and thence to Scottish Malt Distiller's (SMD) and Distiller's Company Ltd (DCL, later to become part of Diageo) in partnership with John Walker & Sons Ltd and John Risk in 1925. ... Read More »
A 1977 vintage whisky bottled by the SMWS, produced at distillery 56, aka Coleburn - closed since 1985 and since dismantled. This was distilled in March and bottled 16 and half years later in October 1993.
The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. This particular dram is all the more precious for having come from a distillery closed in 1985.