The new Clynelish Distillery, on the east coast of Scotland was only established in 1967. It is located on the same premises as the original “Old Clynelish Distillery”, which in turn had been mothballed and was reopened for a short period of time under the name of “Brora”.
The new Clynelish Distillery was equipped with six stills, all steam heated from oil-fired bourner. n 2014, Diageo announced a £30m expansion of Clynelish, but the plan has since been postponed.
In 2018, the company revealed plans to spend £150m on upgrading tourism facilities, including a new brand home for Johnnie Walker in Edinburgh, and improved visitor centres at Clynelish, plus Glenkinchie, Cardhu and Caol Ila, representing regional styles present in Walker.
Clynelish’s ‘comprehensive upgrade’ will include a new bar and tasting area, as well as improved landscaping around the distillery.