Speyburn distillery

Speyburn factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Speyburn Speyside Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1897 - Present Malt Speyburn Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Stuart Harvey ThaiBev

Speyburn Timeline:

1897-Dec: Established, built by the Speyburn-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd., subsidiary of John Hopkins & Co. from stones quarried from an ancient river bed nearby. This was also the year of Queen Victoria&rsquos Diamond Jubilee and the owners were keen on having casks bearing this year. Production started during the last week of 1897 and there is only one Cask from this year. It is told that the windows were not even installed yet and the workers wore thick wintercoats to keep warm

1916: John Hopkins & Co. taken over by the Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL) and was licensed to John Robertson & Son

1930-34: Silent

1962: Company liquidated and the distillery transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD). All stills became steamheated

1968: The first drum maltings in the pot-still industry closed. Two stills. Licensed to John Robertson & Sons Ltd.

1990: Distillery sold

1991: Sold by United Distillers (UD) to Inver House Distillers

1999: Owned by Inver House Distillers Ltd.

2004: Owned by Inver House Distillers Ltd.

Can I tour Speyburn?

No, unfortunately Speyburn distillery is not open to the public for tours