Glenlochy distillery was founded in Inverlochy, Fort William, Inverness-shire in 1898 by David McAndie.

The distillery was closed between 1919-24 and also 1926-37 and changed hands many times until 1953 when DCL / SMD took control.

Sadly the distillery was finally closed in 1983 and the buildings have now been transformed into offices, as seen in the photo left.

More info here from Malt Madness


Distillery photo with kind permission by Teimei Horiuchi






General whisky characteristics: Fresh, leafy, complex.


Duncan Taylor, Glenlochy, Distilled 1980, bottled 2007, 54.8% ABV

Rarest of the Rare collection, cask No. 2454, bottle No. 99 of only 278

Typical price of this bottle; €€€€€


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: 18 carat gold

Nose: Slow to build, but after 3-5 minutes malt, popcorn, fresh herbs (not quite mint) then eventually very aromatic rubber with hints of open-air swimming pool.

Palate: Initially very smooth and creamy, but it soon warms across the palate with a fresh, leafy coconut.

With 4 drops of water: More fresh leafiness on the nose. More spicy and fresh on the palate.

Finish: Long and much longer with water.

Overall Impression: A very aromatically fresh whisky with a touch of leafiness. What I would call an outdoor or countryside dram. Very good!



G&M, Glenlochy, 13y, distilled 1974, 40% ABV

'Old' Conoisseur's Choice Brown Label presentation

Original price of this bottle; €€€€€


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Pale amber

Nose: Warming with a suggestion of young fruity red wine (Süd Tirol style?) then roast pork with herbs.

Palate: The suggestion of roast pork definitely carries through onto the palate but in a rather weak and watery way.

Finish: Short and watery.

Overall Impression: I love the herbal roast pork on the nose but sadly the palate is rather weak and watery.









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