Glenury Royal distillery

Glenury Royal factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Glenury Royal Highlands Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Closed 1825 - Present Malt Glenury Royal Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group

Glenury Royal Timeline:

1825-52: Distillery established by Barclay, McDonald & Co.. Captain Robert Barclay of Ury, MP for Kincardine, a prominente farmer and landowner, and a renowned long-distance athlete was one of the owners

1847: The distillery was put up for auction when Barclay died

1858-83: Said to have been acquired by William Ritchie of Glasgow, continued until 1883 at least (1857 mentioned as well)

1890-1938: William Ritchie & Co.

1938: Sold to Associated Scottish Distilleries Ltd. (ASD) by its landlord, Lord Stonehaven. ASD was a newly incorporated subsidiary of Train & McIntyre Ltd., which was itself owned by National Distillers of America

1953: Train & McIntyre Ltd. purchased by the Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL), and Glenury transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD). Licensed to John Gillon & Co., a small Glasgow blender

1965-66: Rebuilt, when extended from two to four stills. Licensed to John Gillon

1985: Distillery closed

1992: License cancelled and site sold for residential development

1996: A Rare Malts Selection bottling of the distillery won Most Outstanding Single Malt and Best Single Malt Over 12 Years in the 1996 International Wine and Spirit Competition