Mannochmore is not open to visitors. It is also in the middle of the site, behind the Glenlossie Distillery, so is not easy to photograph from the road. However, I was able to get access to the distillery during a special tour during the Spirit of Speyside Festival.
Mannochmore shares the site with Glenlossie distillery (built a century earlier), and a dark grains plant.
Built by Scottish Malt Distillers in 1971, it has always been owned by Diageo or one its predecessors
The distillery is fully automated, including the spirit cut - in the older still room this is achieved by motors attached to the traditional manual handles on the spirit safe. The new still house doesn't have a traditional spirit safe at all, with the spirit being diverted to the appropriate receivers
It was the source of an infamous black whisky (created by using double charred casks and a lot of caramel) called Loch Dhu in the 1990s.
Mannochmore was mothballed between 1985-1989, and when re-opened for much of the time the distillery was operated by the same staff as Glenlossie - with the distilleries operating alternately. From 2008 both have been in full-time production.
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Mannochmore Distillery is near the village of Thomshill about 3 miles south west of Elgin between the A941 and B9010.
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Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Mannochmore Distillery are available on Flickr.