Is there a distillery out there with no claim to fame - no unique whisky - no stories or quirks - apart from being the least remarkable distillery in Scotland?
Nick Brown wrote:Dailuaine was the one I had in mind when I posted the thread but I am sure there must be a story in there somewhere.
Dailuaine has got a nice train story. They've even had their own locomotive, which also was named Dailuaine. It still exists.
Dailuaine was also the first distillery to be equipped with the now so famous pagoda-style ventilators, by Mr.Doig.
just look at tomatin, i may be wrong, but if i remember rightly, the tomatin distillery produces more whisky than any other single malt distillery in scotland, but how often do you drink tomatin whisky... it must be going to blends... to be honest, the distillery itself is bogging...
No good stories, a recently-invented "traditional" Gaelic name, looks like a concrete box. Not sure anyone even works there full-time!
I have a bottle of the stuff (from the Castle Collection, I think) I bought at the whisky shop in Tomintoul, but I've never bothered to open it...
Lawrence wrote:I would think that 'big ugly' is in itself remarkable and thus makes the distillery remarkable.......
I can just see the marketing men now: "Tomatin: The most remarkably big and ugly distillery in Scotland..."
As for Glendullan, having the word "dull" form part of your name is trying too hard...
Also how about Glendullun? It's only recently with the MMcD bottling that's it's a little more wide spread.
One of the very first bottles of SM I ever bought was a Glendullun 12yo (94 proof?) OB, it just hasn't been around for some time.
there are no unremarkable distilleries in Scotland. Linlithgow and Pittyvaich and the likes are gone as building but their remainignwhiskies are remrkable.
There are a few which have no OB bottlings and almost everything goes into blends.
And I do not think that there is a unremrkable distillery anywhere in the world.
Nick Brown wrote:Last night I had a flash of inspiration - Deanston! So dull we didn't even think of it. And I'm sure I've never tried one of their whiskies.
Oh, but Deanston has some remarkable points though. That's the only distillery with their own supply of electricity from their own turbines. They even sell some of the overproduction. Also, the view over Dun Castle must be worth a mention as well. Their 10yo is a rather big seller in the US...
I must agree with kallaskander in this question. There are no unremarkable distilleries. There are a lot of interesting facts about them all, just as long as you are willing to do some research.
Let me take you up on this and issue a challenge - can you present one or more *interesting* facts about Allt a Bhainne?
This could make for a fun series of threads - maybe a title along the lines of
"Fascinating Facts About the Xxxx Distillery".
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