The distillery was converted from the Forth Brewery, which had been on the site since 1786. It originally also had pot stills and produced a malt called Strathmore but they were removed in 1959 owing to the demand for grain. The column stills had to be set into pits in the floor of the still house, as they were taller than had been allowed by local planners.
North of Scotland is rather confusingly named given its southerly location. For the first three years the distillery ran malted barley through the continuous stills, but then changed to normal grain distillation. The site was close to Diageo's Cambus distillery, and since it's closure the site has been acquired by Diageo for use as bonded warehouses. George Christie went on to build the Speyside distillery near Kingussie.
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The site of North of Scotland Distillery was in Cambus, between Alloa and Stirling. The nearest stations are Alloa (ALO); Stirling (STG). Live Train Times: ALO, STG.
37 years after its closure, the first and so far only official bottling was released of a 50yo (40.4%) in September 2017 - 1,500 bottles selling at £950.
Previously, no own bottlings as such, but Scott's Selection/Private Cellar released a number of bottles - these were brands used by George Christie's Speyside distillery.
Independent bottlings are becoming increasingly rare.
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