Glen Fyne Highland Whisky Distillery
The Glen Fyne Distillery was originally founded in1831 on the banks of the Crinan Canal near Ardrishaig, Argyle, Scotland at the foot of the Robbers Glen. It was originally established in this very picturesque Scottish location by Henry Hoey & Co. The whisky distillery is described as being one of the finest in Scotland having a fine new kiln at 51 feet square. All the buildings were constructed round a central courtyard malt barns, tun room, still house, warehouse, 8 houses for workers and two for excise men. The manager resided at Glengilp House and the owner at Glen Darroch House both nearby. Barley was unloaded direct from vessels on the canal straight into the whisky distillery and was worked clockwise round till the finished product likewise left the site via the Crinan Canal .
This company operated the whisky distillery until 1852 when it was briefly taken over by Peter McNee & Co who in turn sold it in 1857 to William Hay and & Co. The whisky distillery went on to various owners and was visited by Barnard in 1885 when it was in the possession of William Gillies. Six pages of Barnard’s book were devoted to this fine Scotch Whisky Distillery and he was clearly very impressed with the hospitality that was afford him during his visit and no doubt the taste of its whisky products some of the finest in Scotland.
Through its life the whisky distillery was also known as Glen Darroch but when taken over by Scottish Whisky Distillers Ltd. in 1887 it was named Glen Fyne. More changes of ownership followed and the site was finally acquired by the Glen Fyne Distillery Co. Ltd. in 1919. It continued production till 1937 when the distillery finally closed. The site has now been demolished after a brief life as a joiners yard and fish farm. Only a part of the wall on the Crinan Canal remains.
The only product available from this distillery is called “ Glamis “ a ten year old, Glen Fyne, Highland Single Malt Whisky bottled in the 1930’s. The price for this rare gem from Scotland is considerable due to its extreme rarity.
Taste: Unknown, “Glamis” About the rarest Scottish Single Malt Whisky in our collection.