Grain Whisky Distilleries in Scotland
There are currently seven grain whisky distilleries in Scotland, all of which are much larger in scale than traditional malt whisky distilleries.
The figures below are from the Scotch Whisky Industry Review; a fascinatingly detailed annual report founded by leading industry analyst Alan Gray in 1977.
(Please note the following capacity litres are approximate figures).
Cameronbridge is the largest grain distillery in Europe.
Image credit: Cameronbridge
Built in 1963, under the direction of Charles Gordon, the great-grandson of William Grant, Girvan was the most advanced distillery in the world at the time.
Image credit: Girvan
|OWNER||William Grant & Sons|
3. North British
The North British Distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest and largest Scotch grain whisky producers. Significant quantities of North British grain whisky are included in many well-known blended brands.
Image credit: North British.
Invergordon is located near to The Dalmore Distillery, beside the Comarty Firth.
Image credit: Invergordon.
|OWNER||Whyte & MacKay|
Glasgow’s only grain distillery was initially built to create neutral grain spirit for gin.
Image credit: Strathclyde.
Scotland’s most modern and environmentally considerate grain distillery.
Image credit: Starlaw.
7. Loch Lomond
At the time of opening, Loch Lomond was the only distillery in Scotland producing both grain and malt whisky. It also operates a unique set-up of three sets of stills.
Image credit: Loch Lomond.
|OWNER||Loch Lomond Group|