Banff Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rare and selected Banff Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Banff was a distillery in Inverboyndie at Banff in the Scottish Highlands and is now one of the so-called closed Destilleries and rarities among the Scotch whiskys. In 1824 James McKilligan opened under the name Mill of Banff near the Colleonard farm the predecessor of the distillery. When he died in 1837, Alex Mackay took over the distillery. 1852 went to James Simpson and his son James Junior. 1863 built James Simpson jr. the new Inverboyndie distillery a few kilometers away, whereupon the old distillery was shut down. On 9 May 1877 the main building burned down, but in October could be produced again, because the fire had taken neither warehouses nor the malting affected. Since then, the distillery had its own fire engine, the first in the region. In March 1932, the Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. took over (SMD) the distillery. During an air attack by a German Junkers Ju 88 on 16 August 1941, the distillery was heavily damaged, from the totally destroyed warehouse 12 flowed burning whisky on the street and the neighboring fields. There grazing cows drank allegedly unburned whisky, so that the farmers could not milk the next day, because the cows could not stand back and in the surrounding ditches and ponds, some geese and ducks died of alcohol poisoning. Until the end of World War II the distillery served as a refuge for soldiers, after which the production started again. On 3 October 1959, the Boilermaker Norman Forbesd dissolved during soldering of an explosion destroyed large parts of the distillery. The distillery closed on 31 May 1983, 1985 began the dismantling and the last building was completely destroyed on 11 April 1991 by a fire.
Due to the loss of nearly complete inventories exist by the Scottish distillery Banff today only a few bottlings and are among the rare single malt Scotch whiskys, most from independent bottlers who have had or have old barrels in their warehouses.

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