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Teaninich Distillery Picture: Teaninich
Location: Alness, Ross-shire

Closed to visitors

Text from The Whisky Trails, Copyright © Gordon Brown 1993:

Teaninich was founded prior to the watershed 1823 Act in 1817, but the distillery today is a modern plant of box-shaped buildings and tall chimneys.

It has 12 stills and distils high volumes of spirit principally for blending. Like Dalmore, Teaninich began as an estate distillery but the laird himself, Captain Hugh Munro, ran it as part of the whole. It was only in 1852 that the operation was first leased out to a licensee, Robert Pattison. The last vestiges of the old distillery disappeared tinder the 1974 rebuilding programme.

Teaninich was the first distillery north of Inverness to install electric light and one of the first to have an internal telephone system. It is, in a sense, two distilleries since there are two distinct sides, each operating as a complete unit, but all spirit is merged to create a single product.


The Whisky
Text from The Whisky Trails, Copyright © Gordon Brown 1993:

Teaninich is one of the whiskies used in the production of the famous liqueur, Drambuie, and occasionally one-off private bottlings take place. Some 1971, 1975, 1982 and 27-year-old at 40% vol. were recently traceable. It is a soft, smoky and floral spirit, probably used in blending for texture and finish.

Source of water
Dairywell Spring
 
Of interest
Text from The Whisky Trails, Copyright © Gordon Brown 1993:

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