Inverleven distillery was officially classified as a Lowland one and was founded in 1938 when Hiram Walker constructed it alongside the Dumbarton grain distillery.

The distillery was licensed to George Ballantine & Son Ltd

Inverleven production ceased in 1991 and the equipment was mothballed in 1992 by Chivas Bro's.


More great distillery info here, thanks to Malt Madness

Distillery photos with kind permission by Teimei Horiuchi


General whisky characteristics: Perfumed aniseed, fruity, oily





Inverleven, distilled 1990, 40% ABV

Typical cost of this bottle;


Nose: This was initially full of quite perfumed aniseed or fennel, but the fennel was replaced with malt after a few minutes, but still very perfumed.

Palate: Oily but initially full of fruit, mainly redcurrants and raspberries, possibly with a little banana and just a hint of aniseed.

Overall impression: A very interesting whisky. I loved the berries but I have to say I personally am not a big aniseed fan. But a good whisky.










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