Longmorn, Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 2SJ, Scotland
+44 (1542) 783417
The Longmorn Distillery was founded in 1895. At the very end of the 19th century Scotland experienced a huge whisky boom. The founder of Longmorn Distillery, John Duff also owned Glenlossie distillery. He wanted to respond to the raising demand for whisky, so he partnered up with George Thomson and Charles Shirres to create the Longmorn Distillery Company in 1893. Due to raising money for Benriach distillery (a.k.a. Longmorn #2) right next to Longmorn Distillery, John Duff had to declare bankruptcy in 1897. The shares were eventually sold to James R. Grant. The distillery was bought by Chivas Brothers in 1978, and in 2001 Chivas Brothers was acquired by the French Pernod Ricard Group. The malt whisky that was produced at Longmorn quickly became popular with blenders.