As you sail down the river from London Bridge, past St. Magnus House and Northern & Shell Building, you’ll come across a relatively quiet stretch of water overlooked by an old-fangled Victorian building named the Old Billingsgate.
Having been constantly told over the years that no other place in the world can produce as good single malt whiskies as Scotland, David Baker, a former food scientist, was irked so much, that he began distilling whisky from 1999.
A small village named Rothes in Moray, situated by the river Spey has been home to Glen Grant since 1840. Brothers James and John Grant, founder of Glen Grant spent years smuggling and distilling whisky illegally, before acquiring a license. It was not hard for the brothers to find an ideal location, since Rothes offered almost all.
The oldest Scotch distillery in the world, Milltown— now known as Strathisla, was established by Alexander Milne and George Taylor in 1786. It was purchased by Jay Pomeroy in 1940, and later acquired by James Barclay of Seagram, through its main subsidiary, the Chivas Bros Group, in 1949.
Van Brunt Stillhouse is an artisanal brewery located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. Named after Cornelius Van Brunt, one of the neighbourhood’s founding fathers, it dates back to the pre-Prohibition era. The distillery sources local ingredients for its whiskies, which have a mash bill of a minimum of 51 percent rye.
Set on the shores of Loch Harport in the village of Carbost, Talisker distillery is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. It was founded in 1830 and built a year later, after Kenneth and Hugh MacAskill acquired the lease of Talisker House. The distillery produced the finest of single malt scotch whisky and was extended in 1900.