Region: Highlands, Scotland. KW9 6LR
Water source: Clynemilton burn
Mash tun: Cast Iron to be replaced by Stainless steel
Washbacks: 8x wooden 2x Stainless steel
Stills: 3x Wash, 3x Spirit
Capacity: 4.8 million litres per annum
The distillery was built in 1968, adjacent to the original Clynelish distillery which was closed. Confusingly the original distillery was reopened in May 1969 and until July 1973 produced a heavily peated whisky to supply for blending; this was done to cover a shortage of Islay whisky caused by a drought on the island. The old distillery was renamed Brora Distillery and production of a peated spirit continued up until 1983.
Clynelish has had a strong connection with Johnnie Walker blended whisky for many years. A large proportion of the spirit used in Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve comes from this distillery.