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.
|Name||Pronounced||AKA||Region||Country of Origin|
|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|
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
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Can I tour Garnheath?
No, unfortunately Garnheath distillery is not open to the public for tours