Distillery in Focus:          Glen Ochil
Region: Lowlands
Name: Glen Ochil. Known as: Glenochil, Menstrie, Dolls and West Dolls
Status: Demolished.
Website: N.A.
Telephone: N.A.
E-Mail: No
Address: Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, FK11 7ES
Visitor centre: No.
Owner: N.A.
Established in 1746
Stills: N.A.
Percentage of single malts: 0%
Casks used for maturation: N.A.

Contribute(d) to the following blends: N.A,

Regular Bottling:


History of Glen Ochil Distillery

It is said that the distillery was founded in 1746 as the Dolls distillery. The first known owner was John Philp & Co. between 1795 and 1834. When Andrew Philp withdrew, John Philp took over and changed the name of the distillery to West Dolls. The distillery was converted in a grain distillery on 1846 with a Stein Still. On December 1846, the distillery was renamed Glenochil by the McNab brothers & Co., founders of the DCL in 1877. By the 1880s, the distillery was huge, producing about 1 mio gallons per year, making it one of the most productive distilleries in Scotland at the time. It even had its own railway sidings. Commercial yeast production was developped in the 1870s and the distillery was closed in 1922. After that date, it was converted into a yeast research laboratory and it is now part of a yeast plant of Kerry Bioscience.

Source: The Making of Scotch whisky by John R. Hume & Michael S. Moss, The Scotch Whisky Distilleries by Misako Udo and
©P.Brossard 21Oct08.

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