Collection: Clynelish

The original Clynelish Distillery was built in 1819 adjacent to the now operating Clynelish Distillery, which was built in 1967 when Clynelish first began distilling, and between 1820 and 1822 they produced about 12,000 gallons (about 54,000 liters) per year

However, in the 1960s, more and more Clynelish whisky was incorporated into the blend, and they built a new distillery in 1967. The two wineries operated side by side as Clynelish A and Clynelish B for a while, then they closed the old winery the following year, and in the following years Caol Ila winery faced drought, closed for a year and carried out refurbished.

Johnnie Walker lacked peat whisky in their blends and needed something to replace it. As a result, Clynelish reopened the original distillery in May 1969 and began producing Brora whisky under the name Brora Distillery. Brora's PPM levels (phenol parts per million) range from around 30-35 PPM

Brora continued to produce single malt whiskies until July 1983 when Caol Ila closed. After closing in 1983, Brora whisky has become one of the rarest and most popular whiskies in the world. Brora's latest and last release of the original spirit is in their bicentennial bottling to celebrate the distillery's 200th anniversary. This bottling celebrates that with 40 years of Brora selected, making 1819 bottles to represent the first year the winery first started production.

Clynelish has had a strong connection with Johnnie Walker blended whisky over the years. About 95% of the spirits are used in Johnnie Walker, most commonly at Gold Label.

Clynelish Distillery