Collection Ben Nevis Whiskey - Highland Single Malt Scotch

Ben Nevis Distillery is a whiskey distillery in Fort William, Scotland. The distillery is situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, which rises up to 1,345m above sea level.

Located on the Western Highlands coast, the distillery draws its water from the Allt a'Mhuilinn, which comes from two ponds on Ben Nevis, Coire Leis and Coire na'Ciste.

The distillery was founded in 1825 by "Long John" MacDonald, after whom the famous Long John Blended Scotch was named. After Long John's death in 1856, ownership passed to his son, Donald McDonald.

He named the single malt "Long John's Dew of Ben Nevis" in honor of his father. The whiskey's reputation grew considerably and Donald P. MacDonald built a new distillery, the Nevis Distillery, nearby to meet the growing demand for more production. Control of both distilleries remained in the hands of the MacDonald family until 1944, when Joseph Hobbs became owner of both the Ben Nevis and Nevis Distilleries.

After Hobbs' death, Long John International became the owner when they bought the Ben Nevis Distillery in 1981. Until 1984, Long John used Ben Nevis only for warehousing and experimental production. In 1984, Long John resumed production but closed shortly thereafter in 1986 as production declined across the whiskey industry.

Three years later, in 1989, the Japanese company Nikka Whiskey Distillery Company bought the Ben Nevis Distillery. Since then the distillery has been owned by the Japanese and Ben Nevis whiskey is enjoying great popularity again today.

The classic, Ben Nevis 10, is a popular single malt Scotch whiskey that you should definitely try.

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