This whisky map – published by the The Scotch Whisky Association – probably dates from the 1980s.
It’s up on the wall in our Elgin office.
The information on it states:
Scotland is host to the greatest concentration of distilleries in the world.
There are more than 100, making Malt Whisky by the centuries-old Pot Still method or Grain Whisky and the Coffey Still which has been in use in since 1831.
Malt Whisky is usually classified in one of four main categories – Highland, Lowland, Campbeltown and Islay – according to the location of the distillery in which it is made. In addition, Highland Malts from the valley of the River Spey are known as Speyside Malt Whiskies.
Many Malt Whisky distilleries bottle some of their production for sale as Single Malts, but most of the Scotch Whisky consumed today is blended whisky. This means that it is a blend of as many as 50 different Malt and Grain Whiskies, all produced in the distilleries shown on the map and blended skilfully to maintain consistent quality and flavour.
Increasingly distilleries welcome visits by members of the public. It is often necessary to make arrangements in advance, but some distilleries have reception centres and do not require prior warning of a visit.
Malt Whisky distilleries in Moray
The massive concentration of whisky distilleries in Moray is easy to see from the map.
The whiskies listed as being distilled in Moray, according to the map at that time, are as set out below. Owners and locations are also noted.
Aberlour-Glenlivet – The House of Campbell – Aberlour
Allt-a’Bhainne – Seagram Distillers plc Glen Rinnes – Dufftown
Auchroisk – Justerini & Brooks (Scotland) Ltd – Mulben
Aultmore – John & Robert Harvey & Co Ltd – Keith
Balvenie – William Grant & Sons Ltd – Dufftown
Benriach – Seagram Distillers plc – Elgin
Benrinnes – A & A Crawford Ltd – Aberlour
The Braes of Glenlivet – Seagram Distillers plc – Ballindalloch
Caperdonich – Seagram Distillers plc – Rothes
Cardhu– John Walker & Sons Ltd – Knockando
Coleburn – J & G Stuart Ltd – Elgin
Convalmore – WP Lowrie & Cole Ltd – Dufftown
Cragganmore – D & J McCallum Ltd – Ballindalloch
Craigellachie – White Horse Distillers Ltd – Craigellachie
Dailuaine – Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd – Carron
The Dufftown-Glenlivet – Arthur Bell & Sons plc – Dufftown
Glenallachie – Charles McKinlay & Co Ltd – Aberlour
Glenburgie-Glenlivet – James & George Stodarts Ltd – Forres
Glendullan – Macdonald Greenlees Ltd – Dufftown
Glen Elgin – White Horse Distillers Ltd – Elgin
Glenfiddich – Wm. Grant & Sons Ltd – Dufftown
Glen Grant – Seagram Distillers plc – Rothes
Glen Keith – Seagram Distillers plc – Keith
The Glenlivet – Seagram Distillers plc – Glenlivet
Glenlossie – John Haig & Co Ltd – Elgin
Glen Moray-Glenlivet – MacDonald & Muir Ltd – Elgin
Glenrothes-Glenlivet – The Highland Distilleries Co Ltd – Rothes
Glen Spey – Glen Spey Limited – Rothes
Glentauchers – James Buchanan and Co Ltd – Keith
Imperial – Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd – Carron
Inchgower – Arthur Bell & Sons plc – Buckie
Knockando – Justerini & Brooks Ltd – Knockando
Linkwood – John McEwan & Co Ltd – Elgin
Longmorn – Seagram Distillers plc – Elgin
Macallan – Macallan-Glenlivet plc – Craigellachie
Miltonduff-Glenlivet – George Ballantyne & Son Ltd – Elgin
Mortlach – George Cowie & Son Ltd – Dufftown
The Pittyvaich-Glenlivet – Arthur Bell & Sons plc – Dufftown
Speyburn – John Robertson & Son Ltd – Rothes
Strathisla – Seagram Distillers plc – Keith
Strathmill – Justerini & Brooks Ltd – Keith
Tamdhu – The Highland Distilleries Co Ltd – Knockando
Tamnavulin-Glenlivet – Tomnavulin-Glenlivet distillery Company Ltd – Tomnavoulin
Tomintoul-Glenlivet – White & Mackay Distillers Ltd – Ballindalloch
Other possible distilleries are not listed. It may be because they were not operational distilleries at that time.
Dallas Dhu (Forres)