Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
The Cameronbridge distiller was the first in Scotland to produce grain whisky. It was however created as a malt distillery,
and produced both grain and malt whisky for a while. Cameronbridbe was founded by Hohne Haig, who was also one of the
founders of DCL (Distillers Company Limited) which will later become UDV and Diageo.
The first legal licence was obtained in 1824, but the distillery produced whisky from 1813, when it belonged to John Edingon & Co.
The distillery was mothballed form 1815 to 1821 and during the second World War, from 1941 until 1947.
Malt whisky poduction has been stopped from 1950.
Between 1880 ans 1929, the distillery also produced "silent malt", a whisky made from malted barley, but with continuous Stein stills,. "Silent mal" is a kind of malt whisky having no flavour.
The distillery also produces other grains spirits, like Gordon's London dry gin or Smirnoff ice vodka.
The production capacity of the distillery is huge, as about 100 millions liters of spirit come out of the stills every year.
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