GlenlochySingle Malt Whisky
It then fell silent during the Great War and subsequently struggled against the difficult post-war economic conditions – between 1919 and 1937 it is believed to have only operated for a brief period in 1925.
Glenlochy was sold three times between 1934 and 1938, ending up in the hands of Associated Scottish Distillers, who were finally able to restart production before selling up to Distillers Company Ltd (DCL, later Diageo). Thereafter, Glenlochy was run by DCL's subsidiary Scottish Malt Distillers, who modernised the distillery in the 1960s. Unfortunately when the next big industry crunch came, in the early 1980s, Glenlochy was closed as DCL sought to rationalise excessive whisky stocks by cutting back on supply. It never re-opened and in 1986 the equipment was taken away and much of the distillery was demolished. The remaining buildings are now offices and flats.
Glenlochy's house style is 'sherried and perfumed, with some spicy notes and a trace of orange' according to Charles MacLean's Scotch Whisky. No official bottlings were released during the distillery's operational lifetime, although Diageo did do several bottlings for the Rare Malt range during the mid-1990s. There have also been a small number of independent bottlings.