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Here's a glimpse into the world of Longmorn:
The name "Longmorn" originates from the farm where whisky production began. In English, it means "long morning," but in Gaelic, it signifies "Holy Spring." Established in 1894 by John Duff and his partners, the distillery boasts a rich history. Prior to this venture, John Duff was behind Glenlossie and the construction of Benriach distillery in 1897. However, economic challenges led to him surrendering his properties to the bank, resulting in James Grant, who oversaw Hill Thomson & Co., taking over Longmorn Distilleries Ltd. Grant's portfolio included the blends Something Special and Queen Anne.
Longmorn Distillery's journey started with four stills in 1894, expanding to six in 1972 and eight by 1974. Today, it houses four wash stills and four spirit stills, all steam-heated. Malting used to be performed at Benriach, but this practice recently changed. In 1995, the distillery replaced its Oregon pine washbacks with stainless steel versions. Longmorn matures its malt in a combination of sherry, bourbon, and refill casks. Water for the process is sourced from nearby forest springs, while condenser cooling water flows from the stream alongside the distillery.
Renowned for its firm Speyside character, Longmorn's malt is a prized favorite among blenders, often hailed as "Speyside's best-kept secret." Today, Longmorn is part of the Chivas & Glenlivet Group, a subsidiary of the Pernod Ricard Group. Its prime location on the edge of the fertile and climate-rich Larch o'Moray, along with access to local peat from the "Foggie Loans" near Mannoch Hill, has contributed significantly to Longmorn's success.
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