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Glen Ord Scotch Whisky Distillery

Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire IV6 7UJ
Tel: +44 (0)1463 872004

Glen Ord Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsDiageo
Location Highlands
Water source Loch nan Eun and loch nam Bonnach.
Stills 3 x wash stills and 3 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 11,500,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Glen Ord Distillery History
1838 Established by Ord Distillery Co (R. Johnstone & D. McLennan)
1847 R. Johnstone bankrupt
1855 Alexander McLennan & Thomas McGregor
1877 Alexander McKenzie takes out 19 year lease
1878 New buildings erected, then burnt down in fire
1896 James Watson & Co (Dundee blenders)
1923 Purchased by John Dewar & Sons
1930 Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD)
1966 Renovated and expanded to 6 stills
1968 Drum Maltings Built
1985 Acquired by United Malt & Grain Distillers (United Distillers)
1988 A Visitor Centre is opened
2006 Singleton of Glen Ord released in South East Asia (and visitor centre) only.
2010 New mashtun installed as part of a major refurbishment
2013 Singleton of Glen Ord Trinite, Liberte and Artisan released for duty free

Glen Ord Distillery Comments
Contribute to Johnnie Walker blends.
Has been called Glenordie, Ord and Muir of Ord also.

Glen Ord Distillery Bottlings
click for detailsSingleton of Glen Ord 12 year old
Singleton of Glen Ord 15 year old
Singleton of Glen Ord 18 year old
Singleton of Glen Ord 32 year old

Glen Ord Distillery Independent Bottlings

Glen Ord Distillery Awards
1994 &1995 - Gold Medal IWSC - best Single Malt
1996 & 1997 - Monde Selection Awards

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Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre Information
Contact +44 (0)1463 872004
January - March Monday - Friday: 11am - 4pm
Easter Weekend Friday, Saturday, Monday 10am - 5pm
Easter Sunday 12noon - 4pm
April - September Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Also Sundays July to September 12noon - 4pm
October - December Monday - Friday: 11am - 4pm
Closed between Christmas & New Year.
Admission charge £5
Comments Last Tour: One hour before closing
Please call to confirm tour times.
Children under 8 years are welcome in the shop but are not admitted to the production areas.
Location In the village of Muir of Ord, close to Inverness

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