Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Inchgower Distillery is situated near the mouth of the River
Spey and by the fishing village of Buckie and near Cullen.
It was founded in 1871 by Alexander Wilson & Co Ltd. Alexander
was the nephew of the founder of the Tochineal Distillery,
John Wilson. Inchgower was built to replace Tochineal after
it was closed due to shortage of water. The location of Inchgower
supplied plentiful water from the Letter Burn and Aultmore
Buckie, Banffshire, AB56 5AB Scotland
Tel: +44(0)1542 831161 / Fax: +44 (0)1542 834531
Viewer's Comments about Inchgower
Inchgower Distillery was considered a model distillery at
the time. Alfred Barnard visited the distillery in 1885 and
made these comments: "... is of handsome elevation…
the buildings which are of stone and slate are erected in
the form of an oblong quadrangle and cover nearly four acres
of ground…. A modern work, and is fitted up with all
the latest improvements of machinery and vessels."
In 1903, Inchgower was liquidated. In the 1930s, it was purchased
along with the family home at Arradoul House by the Buckie
Town Council for £1000. In 1936, it was purchased by
Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. reputedly for £4000 which
included the manager's house and seven cottages. Guinness
acquired Arthur Bell & Sons in 1985. Today the brand owner
The majority of production from Inchgower contributes to Bell's,
Johnny Walker and White Horse blended whiskies. Just 1% of
Inchgower is sold as a single malt. Inchgower offers a malt
of complex aroma and fruity, spicy taste with a hint of salt.
Bottles of Inchgower feature the distillery symbol of an Oyster
Catcher, a bird that is an annual visitor to the area.
INCHGOWER 14 YEAR OLD
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Light and shy to start with. A bit sharp. Lemon
zest. Then moves to sweet, delicate fruit. Lemon
meringue pie. A whiff of sea-breeze.
dessert-like with a contrasting note of pleasant
sourness. Chewy. Spices burst out quite energetically.
Comment: A bit restrained
initially, then unveils a charming vibrant sweetness.
Tasting Notes by Martine Nouet
INCHGOWER 1993 CONNOISEURS
CHOICE - GORDON & MACPHAIL
Nose: Fragrant and
very floral with delicate sweetness.
Palate: Spicy -
hint of ground pepper and a very subtle peppermint
Finish: Short and
Nose: Prominent wood and malty notes with more delicate
vanilla and fruity notes also.
Palate: More mellow
with a heavy influence of sweet creamy caramel.
Cask Type: Refill
Tasting Notes by Gordon & Macphail
Inchgower Distillery was built in 1871 and refitted in
1966. The number of stills was increased from 2 to 4 which
increased capacity. Capacity per year is 2,200,000 litres.
Inchgower is an operational distillery, however, there is
no visitor centre.
Below is information taken directly from the Inchgower Distillery
leaflet - Courtesy of Diageo Scotland:
"Inchgower was built in 1871 as a model distillery,
with its main production buildings, including a carpenter's
shop, cooperage and smiddy, and warehouses forming a quadrangle,
and a row of worker's cottages leading out to the