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No: 62
Producer: United
Region: Highlands
District: Western Highlands
OS Sheet 41 ; Map reference NN 10 76 ; Latitude 56 51° N, Longitude 5 3° W
Founded 1890s ; Operating Status: closed (1983); dismantled

The Lochy is a river that passes through Fort William at the foot of the mountain Ben Nevis. The town of Fort William has two distilleries. One, called Ben Nevis is in operation, the other, Glenlochy, is not. Glenlochy was built in the 1890s and was at first water powered. It changed little over the decades, passed to the Distillers Company Limited in 1953, lost its railway spur in the 1970s and was closed in 1983. It has been partly dismantled and seems unlikely to reopen.
© Michael Jackson 1994

Distillery rating: (2*)

Fort William, Inverness-shire

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