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TITLE
Glen Albyn Distillery
EXTERNAL ID
PAWA12106A
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1960s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21563
KEYWORDS
distilleries
whisky
Glen Albyn Distillery

This photograph shows the former Glen Albyn Distillery in Inverness. It was taken in the 1960s from the Telford Street entrance. The buildings on the left acted as warehouses. The buildings straight ahead in this picture housed the box maltings.

The distillery was built on the site of the former Muirtown Brewery. It closed in 1855 and was put up for sale but no buyers were found so for much of the next three decades it functioned as a flour mill. When the United States of America entered World War One in 1917 they commandeered the distillery and fitted out to be a mine factory.

Glen Albyn was one of the first distilleries to make use the Saladin box method of germinating and turning barley.

The distillery closed in 1983 and was demolished in 1988.


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Glen Albyn Distillery

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1960s

distilleries; whisky

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

This photograph shows the former Glen Albyn Distillery in Inverness. It was taken in the 1960s from the Telford Street entrance. The buildings on the left acted as warehouses. The buildings straight ahead in this picture housed the box maltings.<br /> <br /> The distillery was built on the site of the former Muirtown Brewery. It closed in 1855 and was put up for sale but no buyers were found so for much of the next three decades it functioned as a flour mill. When the United States of America entered World War One in 1917 they commandeered the distillery and fitted out to be a mine factory. <br /> <br /> Glen Albyn was one of the first distilleries to make use the Saladin box method of germinating and turning barley. <br /> <br /> The distillery closed in 1983 and was demolished in 1988. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.