Flagler Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Flagler Distillery was built on the site of the Moffat
grain distillery and former paper mill at Airdirein in 1965.
It was purchased by Inver House Distillers, Ltd., (subsidiary
of the American company Publicker Industries, Inc.) for the
purpose of supporting their blends. Glen Flagler is known
for having one of the shortest life spans of a Scottish whisky
distillery as it was in operation for just 20 years.
Towers Road, Moffat, Airdrie
Lanarkshire, ML6 8PL Scotland
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Killylock malt whisky was also produced at Glen Flagler and
there were occasional bottlings of Garnheath grain. Glen Flagler
was marketed for just short time as a single malt, and then
it and Killylock were later produced as vatted malts.
Inver House had their own maltings during this time which
enabled them to vary the degree of peating in their malts.
Glen Flagler is lightly peated and has a surprisingly Speyside
character for a Lowland malt. It is one of the cleanest and
softest single malts to be bottled at this age. Glen Flagler
is an elegant and fruity malt with a complex taste. It has
a subtle hint of smokiness and a note of vanilla, giving a
long clean finish.
During the 1970s and 1980s, the whisky industry was suffering.
Over-capacity and underinvestments had a devastating effect
on the industry and many distilleries were either mothballed
or sold. By the early 1970s, Killyloch ceased production and
by the 1980s, Glen Flagler and Garnheath followed suit. Glen
Flagler Distillery was closed in 1985 and then dismantled.
Several casks of Glen Flagler and Killyloch were actually
discovered in the 1990s. Official bottlings from the last
five casks of Glen Flagler and the last six of Killyloch were
released by independent bottler Signatory in 2003.
Since these bottlings are the last of the
propretary stock available, it's no wonder they are collectors'
items. There is a limited edition of 931 Glen Flagler bottles
and 371 bottles of Killyloch.