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Upper Drummin distillery

Around 1774 Andrew Smith begins distillation on his farm, he dies leaving this to his Son George who following the Excise Act of 1823, and much to the displeasure of his neighbours, themselves operating illicit stills takes out a license and establishes Glenlivet distillery at Upper Drummin farm. The first distiller in the Highlands to do so. The distillery was closed during 1858 after some fire damage though the bulk of the equipment was saved and consolidated into the Minmore site

Upper Drummin factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Upper Drummin upper druh*ming Speyside Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Lost 1774 - 1858 Malt Upper Drummin Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
George Smith

Interesting Upper Drummin links:

Upper Drummin at Earth Research (PDF)

Can I tour Upper Drummin?

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