Monday, July 28, 2014


Scotland’s newest distillery, the Ardnamurchan Distillery at Glenbeg on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in Argyll, was officially opened on Friday, 25th July 2014 by HRH The Princess Royal.

The opening of the Ardnamurchan Distillery, a subsidiary of Adelphi Distillery Ltd, will represent a significant new addition to the local area and to the wider landscape of Scotland’s whisky industry.

Exterior of the new Ardnamurchan Distillery

The Ardnamurchan Distillery is pioneering new, greener production methods, with the entire distillation process 100% powered by renewables, using a specially commissioned state-of-the-art boiler which is fuelled entirely using woodchip from local forestry.  All barley is grown and malted in Scotland and by-products from the process are used to feed the peninsula’s livestock and to fertilise local agricultural land.

Donald Houston, Director at Adelphi Distillery Ltd, said: “A key element of the project since its conception has been that the distillery should be run by sustainable, renewable and environmentally benign means.  With a great deal of planning and complex design work, we’re proud that we have achieved this objective. The distillery represents a significant milestone in the long term plan for the development and improvement of the socio economics of Ardnamurchan and will provide enormous opportunities for the development of tourism and the direct and indirect provision of jobs in this very remote and isolated part of Scotland. “

Adelphi Distillery Ltd, has over 20 years’ experience of bottling specially selected single casks of rare Scotch whisky for limited release in the UK and export around the globe.

Alex Bruce, Sales and Marketing Director, Adelphi Distillery Ltd, said: “The opening of the Ardnamurchan distillery is a major step in Adelphi’s development.   We have spent the last eleven years concentrating on building up our brand and company image and we now have an outstanding distribution network in place across the world. For the first time in over 105 years, we now have the ability to produce our own world-class single malt.”

Source: Adelphi Distillery