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Lomond

Along with Inverleven, Lomond was not a distillery as such but rather a distillery within a distillery. Within the vast Dumbarton grain distillery established in 1838 a malt distillery (a pair of pot stills) was added to support the creation of the Ballentine's blend. Seeking to create more of a lighter fruity spirit Alistair Cunningham and Arthur Warren designed a new adjustable pot still known as a Lomond still and in 1959 it was pressed into action imaginatively as the Lomond distillery.

Sadly the still/distillery was mothballed in 1985 with only a small amount of malt having been made available, most notably via the SMWS as code 98. In a happier turn the Lomond still with some modifications and now nicknamed 'Ugly Betty' is housed at Bruichladdich distillery producing their Botanist gin

NamePronouncedAKARegionCountry of Origin
Lomondlow*mondLowlandsScotland
StatusActiveWhisky TypeWebsiteTours Available
Not Available
ManagerDistillerBlenderOwned byParent Group
Chivas Brothers

Lomond Timeline:

1938 : The Dumbarton distillery complex is founded

1955 : The Lomond still is invented by Alistair Cunningham and Arthur Warren

1956 : The Lomond still fitted at Dumbarton

1985 : Lomond distillery is mothballed

1992 : Alistair Cunningham retires

2002 : Dumbarton distillery is mothballed