Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glasgow G5 0ND Scotland
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Kinclaith Distillery was built in 1957 within the huge complex
which also housed the Strathclyde grain distillery. It was
originally owned by Long John International and Seager Evans
- both subsidiarires of the American company Schenley. In
1975 Kinclaith was sold to Whitbread. It was then dismantled
so that the Strathclyde facilities could be expanded. Kinclaith
was the last malt distillery in Glasgow.
The majority of the production from Kinclaith went into
Long John blends. However, there are independent single
malt bottlings by Cadenheads, Gordon & MacPhail, Duncan
Taylor and Signatory. Kinclaith is a rare, sought after
whisky which commands very high prices. Michael Jackson
describes the house style as "light and melony".