The name Longmorn comes from "Lhanmorgund" meaning "place of the holy man".
Not widely available as a single. Longmorn's
malt whisky is prized by blenders at least as highly as those of its sister
distilleries Glen Grant and
Longmorn is a relative youngster, having been conceived in 1894 and born in
1895. It was founded by John Duff (who had previously built the
Glenlossie distillery) and shares a site with Benriach.
It keeps its own floor maltings and has a disused water-wheel and a
workable steam engine. [The distillery
remained with the family till 1970 when they joined with the Grants of Glen
Grant to form the Glenlivet Distillers Co, later to be taken over by Seagram.]
The distillery was extended twice during the 1970s.
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