Ben Nevis Distillery, established in 1825, is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is located at Lochy Bridge in Fort William and sits just at the base of its namesake, Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain, 4,406 feet above sea level. A second distillery was sited nearby in 1878 and named Nevis Distillery. In a bid to keep up with growing demand, both distilleries eventually became one in the early twentieth century. The famed Japanese company Nikka acquired the distillery in 1989 and subsequently the quality was markedly improved. The philosophy of the Ben Nevis distillery is one of quality and not quantity, as a consequence, its collection of whiskies can only be found in a handful of outlets throughout the world.
The distillery is famous in Hollywood too, the distillery warehouses have been used for several big budget productions including Rob Roy, Braveheart, Local Hero and Highlander.