Monday, August 9, 2010

Glenury was great

Sad that this distillery did not make it thru the whisky recession in the mid 80s. Most of the site are now apartments.

Glenury Royal distillery was founded in 1824 in Stonehaven. The founder was one Robert Barclay-Allardice, an MP and the Laird of Ury at that time. Captain Barclay-Allardice was also the first man to walk 1000 miles in 1000 consecutive hours giving him a place in the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. His contact in Parliament, a Mr Windsor allowed access to King George IV who granted him permission to use ‘Royal’ in Glenury’s name. The distillery was largely rebuilt in the 1960’s and the stills were increased from two to four. After closing in 1985, United Distillers sold off Glenury to a development company in 1992 and most of the old buildings were demolished and remaining ones converted into flats.

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