InchgowerSingle Malt Whisky
The distillery was bought by Buckie council in 1936 after Alexander Wilson & Co. went out of business. It was then sold to Arthur Bell and Sons in 1938, since which time its nearly two million litres/year output has been a main ingredient for the Bell's blend.
The distillery was extensively modernised over the next few years and in 1966 the number of stills was doubled from two to four.
Bell's was bought by Guinness in the 1980s, with ownership transferring to United Distillers in 1987. Inchgower is thereforenow a part of Diageo, and remains an important element ofboth Bell's and Johnnie Walker. Less than 1% of Inchgower's malt is kept back for bottling as a single malt - a Flora & Fauna 14yo is the only official release still readily available, although there are alsoa handful o fRare Malt bottlings from the turn of the century. Independent bottlings of Inchgower are relatively rare.