Garnheath

The Garnheath distillery inside the giant Moffat distilling complex was something of a tragedy, despite being a state of the art purpose built distillery it survived for only 21 years before being demolished.

The Inverhouse Whisky Brand was a subsidiary of Publicker Industries Philadelphia until 1988 which saw a management buyout and Inver House became an independent company, despite this the bulk of the complex was dismantled with only warehouses remaining. While no official bottlings exist a number of independant bottlings most notably from Douglas Laing’s XOP and Clan Denny, and The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. Cooper’s Choice ranges.

Distillery Factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Garnheath Moffat Distillery Lowlands Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Lost 1784 - 1985 Grain Garnheath Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Inver House Distillers Limited

Garnheath Timeline:

1964: Inver House Distillers is founded and builds the Moffat malt and grain distillery

1965: Garnheath grain distillery and the Killyloch and Glen Flagler malt distilleries begin production

1970: Killyloch distillery falls silent

1976: Glen Flagler distillery falls silent

1985: Publiker chairman Helen Publiker dies leaving the company in 39 billion Dollars in debt

1986: Following a management buy out Garnhead distillery was demolished, it's stills being removed and only warehouses being left behind. These are now subject to planned redevelopment

Interesting Garnheath links:

Garnheath at the Whisky Barrel