Glen Mhor's history is very much tied up with its neighbour Glen Albyn. It was established in Inverness in 1892 by John MacKinlay and John Birnie, a former distillery manager at Glen Albyn who had left in a fit of pique after being refused a share in the distillery by owners Gregory & Co. The name (pronounced Glen Vawr) means 'Great Glen' ... Read More »
A single cask bottling of the obscure (and long-defunct) Glen Mhor, whose original site is now famously occupied by a supermarket after the distillery was demolished in the mid-1980s. Another of Signatory's enigmatic 'Wine Treated' barrels.
A casualty of the last whisky bust, Glen Mhor was closed in the 1980s and finally dismantled around a quarter of a century ago in 1986 and demolished in 1988, before the site was converted into a supermarket. With most of the distillery's output in its lifetime going straight into the blenders vats, only a small number of casks have survived and it seems likely that soon Glen Mhor's spirit will have disappeared for good.
A rare bottling of Glen Mhor whisky from 1969. The distillery closed down in 1983. This bottling was limited to just 2265 bottles at the time of release, who knows how many of these are still around today.
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 dismantled in 1986.
An interesting distillery bottling from Glen Mhor, formerly of Inverness and now closed and demolished. It's a 10 year old whisky presented in a bottle that looks alarmingly close to a modern Isle of Jura bottle...
A 25 year old whisky from long closed Glen Mhor, formerly situated by the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. This was distilled in 1963 and bottled in the late 1980s by Sestante, a few years after the distillery shut down.
A very rare early-teenage bottling by Sestante of the 1974 vintage from Glen Mhor, the now sadly defunct Speysider which may have contributed to its own downfall by having a name no-one knows how to pronounce (it's 'Glen Vorr', btw).
An old 1965 vintage whisky from Glen Mhor distillery. The Glen Mhor distillery was closed in 1983, approximately half way through this whisky's maturation. Bottled in 2001 at a grand 35 years old, this whisky has been released as one of Signatory's Silent Stills bottlings.
A rare distillery bottling of Glen Mhor, who closed down in 1983 and have since disappeared due to the demolishing of the buildings. This was a standard 10 year old bottling released in the 1950s, when the distillery was at its height.