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 single cask bottling from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of whisky from distillery 56, Coleburn, now closed. Distilled in 1984, the year before the distillery ceased to operate for good, and matured for 10 years.
The 6th cask of Coleburn that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled and one of only nine they ever did. This was distilled just a year before the distillery closed for good and is therefore a real piece of history.
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.
A 1965 vintage Coleburn from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range of bottlings. This was bottled a few years before the distillery closed in 1985, bottlings from the distillery were always rare and are therefore in high demand.
The Coleburn distillery was situated between Glen Elgin and the town of Rothes. This example was bottled by Douglas Laing at 28 years old. As the distillery closed in 1985, bottlings from this distillery are now much sought after, especially ones of this age.
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.