Linkwood is not open to visitors, but I got to visit as part of a special event during the Spirit of Speyside Festival 2015.
The building of the first distillery at Linkwood commenced in 1821, though distillation didn't start until 1825. This distillery was demolished in 1872 to be replaced by a new one two years later.
A further new distilery, alongside the existing one, was built at Linkwood in 1971 (referred to as Linkwood 'B') to replace the older, smaller distillery, Linkwood 'A' but the older one was still used until 1985.
Similar redevelopment took place at other Diageo distilleries - Glendullan and Clynelish/Brora - but as with those the older distillery is no longer in operation.
When production was again increased in 2011, most of the old distillery buildings were demolished to make way for the expansion - an additional two stills and an new tun room with a further 6 washbacks. This has increased capacity by some 2 million litres a year.
Malt Madness, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk scotchwhisky.com
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Linkwood Distillery is on the eastern edge of Elgin on Linkwood Road. Nearest station is Elgin (ELG) (1 mile) Live Train Times.
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Linkwood Distillery are available on Flickr.