Nestled in the landscape of the stunning coastal village of Brora sits Clynelish, Sutherland’s only remaining, fully-functioning distillery and home of our Mey Selections Release Number 3.
Clynelish distillery has gone through many changes in its lifetime with the present day distillery being built in 1967 close to the original Clynelish distillery. Today the Clynelish Distillery produces a single malt Scotch whisky from six traditional copper stills which are used extensively for blending – its malt whisky is at the heart of the Johnnie Walker Gold Label blend.
The water source for this highland distillery is The Clynemilton Burn which is said to have particles of gold within it, the distillers use this water to produce their own brand of liquid gold, a rich waxy single malt with hints of spices, tropical fruit and honey.
The distillery opened the doors of its new £1.8M visitor attraction at the end of April, the new Highland Home centre at Clynelish Distillery, is an interactive, multi-sensory experience celebrating the whisky’s unique story, as well as revealing stories of the local people, landscape and culture. The attraction is part of Johnnie Walker owner Diageo’s wider £185 million investment into tourism in Scotland, redeveloping a network of visitor centres across their distilleries.