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Caperdonich

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Caperdonich
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Caperdonich Distillery
Rothes
Morayshire AB38 7BS
+44 1542 783 300

Owner: Pernod-Ricard
Creation date 1897

The Distillery

The distillery was originally founded in 1897 under the name "Glen Grant 2" It's founder was Major James Grant, and it was just intended to be an extension of Glen Grant, which is situated on the other side of the main road.
Both distilleries were joined by a pipe-line, known as "the whisky pipe" by the inhabitants of Rothes. The legend says that people of Rothes made some holes in the pipe, in order to get their own part of the spirit. This would have caused some floods in the town of Rothes.
The distillery has been closed in the beginning of the 19th century, because of a decreasing demand on whisky. No production between 1901 and 1965, when it was reopened by "The Glenlivet and Glen Grant Distilleries Ltd". The production made good progresses, and two new stills were added, and the distillery has been modernized in order to be run by just two people.
In 1978, "The Chivas and Glenlivet Group (Seagram)" took over the distillery, together with Longmorn, Benriach, Glen Grant et The Glenlivet.
The Seagram distillery division became part of the French group Pernod-Ricard in 2000.
The distillery has never released official single malts, its owner having decided to use all the production for blends.

The geography

Photos of the distillery

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