Glen Flagler (Moffat) Lowland Distillery
In 1964 Inver House Distillers Ltd. converted an old paper mill at Moffat in the Scottish Borders into a whisky distillery complex. New onion shaped stills with short necks being originally installed. This new distillery first produced single malt and grain whisky in 1965. This huge complex also included no less than 37 warehouses to store the whisky a bottling plant, and many other ancillary buildings. In 1969 the original stills were replaced. The idea being to provide continuous production of Scotch Whisky intended for the American market.
Also initially located at the complex were the Wanderhaufen System Maltings which at that time were the largest in Europe. These were later sold to Associated British Maltsters in the late 70’s.
The distillery produced 3 different single malt whisky’s namely Killyloch, Islebrae and Glen Flagler. Killyloch and Islebrae closed in 1970 but Glen Flagler single malt whisky continued until 1985.
In 1986 the grain distillery named Garnheath was also closed.
The site is still the headquarters of Inver House Distillers Ltd. From this location they still administer their other whisky distillery’s namely Balblair, Knockdhu, Old Pulteney, Speyburn and Blamenach.
Glen Flagler is today a very high quality rare scotch single malt whisky and prices are in line with its rarity. In the mid 1990’s two Signatory bottlings were released and an official bottling followed in 2003. The peated version of Glen Flagler called Islebrae has never become available.
Taste: Lightly spicy, dry, refreshing, grassy and citrusy.