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Inchgower Distillery

Region: Speyside, Scotland.

Founded: 1871

Status: Active

Owner: Diageo

Water source: Menduff Hills springs

Stills: 2x Wash 2x Spirit

Capacity: 1.99 million litres per annum

Inchgower distillery is a whisky distillery producing a single malt of the same name located on the outskirts of Buckie, Moray, Scotland.


The distillery was built in 1871 to replace Tochineal Distillery but liquidated in 1903. Buckie Council purchased the concern in 1936 and ownership was transferred to Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd in 1938 and indeed to this very day the Bell’s logo is used in the advertising of Inchgower. The current operator of Inchgower is Diageo. As of 1966 Inchgower has operated four stills.

The distillations of Inchgower contribute a major component of Bell’s blended whisky.

The Inchgower is classified as a Lower Speyside Malt and takes its water from a burn rising in the Menduff Hills to the south of Buckie.

Inchgower whisky reviews:

  • Inchgower 14 Year Old Flora and Fauna ~43% (Diageo) - Inchgower 14 Year Old (Flora and Fauna). 43% ABV, £40 for 70cl. Score 68/100 What they say: The Oystercatcher is a common sight around the Inchgower distillery, which stands close to the sea on the mouth of the river Spey, near Buckie. Inchgower established in 1824, produces one of the most distinctive Single Malt whiskies […]
  • Inchgower 6 Years Old 2008 – Glenkeir Treasures Selection ~ 40% (The Whisky Shop) - Inchgower 6 Years Old 2008 – Glenkeir Treasures Selection Single malt scotch whisky 40% ABV, £35 for 50cl available from The Whisky Shop Score: 78/100 What they say: Whether dispensed from the barrel in one of our stores or bottled by us at source, every whisky that bears the Glenkeir Treasures label is unique, different […]
  • inchgower-7-year-old-2008-hepburns-choice-langside Inchgower 7 Years Old 2008 Hepburn’s Choice ~ 46% (Langside) - Whisky Review: Inchgower 7 Years Old 2008 Hepburn’s Choice Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Inchgower Distillery Bottling: Langside; Hepburn’s Choice ABV: 46% Cost: £38.51 from Master of Malt What they say: An independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from the Inchgower distillery, aged for 7 years in a Sherry hogshead. It was distilled in 2008 […]
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