Speyburn-Glenlivet distillery

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Speyburn
a bottle of Speyburn
a bottle of Speyburn
Region: Speyside
OwnerInterBev (Inver House Distillers)
Founded1897
StatusActive
Water sourceGranty Burn
No. of stills1 wash still, 1 spirit still
Capacity1,000,000 litres
Websitewww.speyburn.com

Speyburn Distillery[1] was founded in 1897 by John Hopkins & Company for the sum of £17,000. The site was chosen by John Hopkins himself for its unpolluted water supply from the Granty Burn, one of the major tributaries to the River Spey. Hopkins appointed the famous distillery architect Charles C Doig to design the distillery and to this day Speyburn has its classic pagoda ventilator, a hallmark of Doig's design.

The proprietors, keen to have production started to ensure that the first fillings could bear the date 1897 - Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - had scheduled production to begin on 1 November 1897. However, due to delays, the stills did not run until 15 December. When production finally began, the still house was without doors and windows. Under the watchful eye of the distillery's manager, John Smith, the first spirit was run off in a violent snow storm with the distillery men working in overcoats and mufflers to protect them from the elements. However, the proprietors succeeded in achieving their ambition and one butt was produced and bonded bearing the date 1897.

Speyburn Single Highland Scotch Malt whisky is exported throughout the world and it is currently[when?] the number 9 best selling single malt whisky in the USA[citation needed].

The distillery is owned by Inver House Distillers Limited, a privately owned distiller whose other distilleries include Old Pulteney Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Balblair Distillery, and Balmenach Distillery.

Awards[edit]

International Spirits Challenge 2018

Speyburn 10 Years Old - Silver

Speyburn 15 Years Old - Silver

International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2018

Speyburn Bradan Orach - Silver

Speyburn 15 Years Old - Silver

Speyburn 10 Years Old - Silver

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018

Speyburn 10 Years Old - https://www.ultimate-beverage.com/ultimate-spirits-challenge-USC/2018-spirits-results/Speyburn-10-Years-Old-Speyside-Single-Malt-Scotch-Whisky/

Speyburn Arranta Casks - https://www.ultimate-beverage.com/ultimate-spirits-challenge-USC/2018-spirits-results/Speyburn-Arranta-Casks-Speyside-Single-Malt-Scotch-Whisky/

Speyburn 15 Years Old - https://www.ultimate-beverage.com/ultimate-spirits-challenge-USC/2018-spirits-results/Speyburn-15-Years-Old-Speyside-Single-Malt-Scotch-Whisky/

Speyburn Bradan Orach - https://www.ultimate-beverage.com/ultimate-spirits-challenge-USC/2018-spirits-results/Speyburn-Bradan-Orach-Speyside-Single-Malt-Scotch-Whisky/

San Francisco Wine & Spirits Challenge

Speyburn 15 Years Old - Double Gold

Speyburn 12 Years Old - Gold

Speyburn 25 Years Old - Gold

Speyburn 10 Years Old - Silver

Speyburn Bradan Orach - Bronze

World Whisky Awards 2018

Speyburn Bradan Orach - Bronze

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2017

Speyburn Arranta Casks - Gold

Speyburn 15 Years Old - Silver

Speyburn Bradan Orach - Silver

Speyburn 10 Years Old - Silver

New York International Spirits Competition 2017

Speyburn Bradan Orach - Double Gold

New York International Spirits Competition 2017

Speyburn 10 Years Old - Silver

Speyburn Arranta Casks - Silver

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017

Speyburn Arranta - Double Gold

Speyburn 10 Years Old - Gold

International Spirits Challenge 2017[2]

Speyburn Arranta Casks – Gold

Speyburn 10 Years Old - Silver

Speyburn Bradan Orach - Silver

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017[3]

Speyburn Arranta - 94 points, Great Value

Speyburn Bradan Orach - 91 points, Great Value

Speyburn 10 Years Old - 89 points

IWSC 2016[4]

Speyburn 10 Years Old – Silver

Speyburn Bradan Orach - Silver

Speyburn Arranta Casks – Silver Outstanding

International Spirits Challenge 2016[5]

Speyburn 10 Years Old – Silver

Speyburn Bradan Orach - Silver

Speyburn Arranta Casks - Gold Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016[6]

Speyburn 10 Years Old, Tried & True

Speyburn Bradan Orach 96 points, Great Value

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016[7]

Speyburn 10 Years Old – Silver

Speyburn Arranta Casks - Silver 

New York World Spirits Competition[8]

Speyburn – Speyside Distillery of the Year

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Coordinates: 57°32′12″N 3°12′55″W / 57.53667°N 3.21528°W / 57.53667; -3.21528