Glen Albyn was founded in 1844 by the Provost (mayor) of Inverness, James Sutherland. Production launched in 1846, but only a decade later Sutherland ran into financial difficulties and the site was converted into a flourmill. It was bought and rebuilt as a distillery by Grigor & Co in 1884, but the distillery fell silent again during World War I, when it was used as a US Naval base for the production of sea mines and submarine nets. In 1920 the distillery was purchased by former distillery manager John Birnie of the Mackinlays & Birnie Company, who continued to run the distillery, along with neighbouring Glen Mhor, until it was purchased by Distillers Company Limited in 1972. However neither Glen Albyn nor Glen Mhor would survive the market downturn of the 1980s, and both plants were closed in 1983 along with other DCL distilleries such as Brora, Banff and Dallas Dhu.
Today, the place is used by a newly built shopping mall and a car park.Show more