Banff whisky

Banff Label from Connoisseurs Choice vintage 1974

BANFF



Location :Scotland, Banff, Down the river Deveron - Half a mile west of Banff on the B9139.
Region :Speyside
Country :Scotland
Type : Malt
Distillery : Banff Distillery.
Highland Banff Banffshire
Established :1824
Founded :Rebuilt on a different site in 1863 and again in 1877.
Owner/Producer :United Distillers
Water :Springs on Fiskaidly Farm.
Another wild guess - The river Deveron.
Remark :

Banff :

The town Banff giving the name to this distillery which was damaged by a fire in 1877 and bombed in the Second World War
It provided whisky for the members of Parliment/House of commons and was used in the Slater Roger Blends.
Resently hard to find as a single malt due to its owner D.C.L. (Distillers Company Limited) closed the distillery in 1983.

From www.Whiskyweb.com :
One of the first distilleries located to take advantage of the railways. On Saturday, 16th August, 1941, a single German plane machine-gunned and bombed No 12 Warehouse. Exploding casks flew through the air and a local newspaper reported, ".f . . thousands of gallons of whisky were lost, either burning or running to waste over the land . . . even farm animals became intoxicated" Cows were not milked because they could not be got to their feet. Banff was known locally as "Inverboyndie distillery"

From the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
Built in 1824 Banff distillery was then rebuilt on a new site in 1863 and once more in 1877 after being burnt down. It was closed and dismantled in 1983.
The name comes from the location of the distillery, situated at the Mill of Banff, west of the mouth of the River Deveron. The water supply came from a spring on Fiskaidly Farm. One of the first distilleries located to take advantage of the railways.
On Saturday, 16th August, 1941, a single German plane machine-gunned and bombed No 12 Warehouse. Exploding casks flew through the air and a local newspaper reported, "". . . thousands of gallons of whisky were lost, either burning or running to waste over the land . . . even farm animals became intoxicated"" Cows were not milked because they could not be got to their feet.
Banff was known locally as "Inverboyndie distillery".
Located about half a mile west of Banff on the B9139.

BOTTLINGS
Banff Vintage 1974
Connoisseurs Choise
Banff bottle 
Age : ? years old.
Vol : 40%
Bottled by : Gordon and Macphail
Price 

Banff Highland Speyside - Malt. Highland Banff Distillery (Deveron)
Banff 1974 Single Highland Highland 1974 Banff Distillery 40 "Previously used for blending, this whisky is now available from Gordon & MacPhail under their Connoisseurs Choice range. Available in 70cl and 5 cl bottles."
Banff 1976 Cask Strength Cask Strength Highland 1976 1994 Banff Distillery 60,5 Bottled in June 1994, available from Wm. Cadenhead. Distillery is now closed.


LINKS..........to official Banff or related web pages.
URL : None at present time.


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