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|Water source||Clynemilton burn|
|Number of stills||Three wash, three spirit|
|Clynelish 14 year old|
|Clynelish 1992 Distillers Edition|
The distillery was built in 1968, adjacent to the original Clynelish distillery which was closed. Confusingly the original distillery was reopened in May 1969 and until July 1973 produced a heavily peated whisky to supply for blending; this was done to cover a shortage of Islay whisky caused by a drought on the island. The old distillery was renamed Brora Distillery and production of a peated spirit continued up until 1983.
Clynelish has had a strong connection with Johnnie Walker blended whisky for many years. A large proportion of the spirit used in Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve comes from this distillery.
- Jackson, Michael, (2004). The Malt Whisky Companion, Penguin Books 2004 ISBN 9781405302340