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Our meandering family history of distilleries in Scotland

1900

Our ancestor Stanley P. Morrison was born. He became one of Glasgow's most successful whisky brokers and laid the foundations for Morrison Bowmore Distillers.

1925

Stanley P. Morrison helped establish T. Wiliam Walker & Co and soon after purchased whisky merchant A.D. Rattray.

1935

Stanley P. Morrison partnered with Robert Lundie and set up a whisky brokerage.

1936

The partners purchased the prestigious Aberdeen-based Chivas Brothers.

1961

Following apprenticeship at Dalmore and other distilleries, Tim Morrison joined the family business, followed three years later by his brother Brian, expanding into blending, distilling and exporting Scotch whisky.

1963

In the Grand Central Hotel, Stanley P. Morrison overheard rumours of Bowmore Distillery for sale - he bought it the same day.

1970

Stanley P. Morrison purchased Glen Garioch in Aberdeenshire.

1984

Tim and Brian Morrison purchased Auchentoshan Distillery.

1996

Tim Morrison purchased A.D. Rattray, launching a new range of unusual and exclusive bottlings.

2005

Brian Morrison purchased The Scottish Liquer Company and established Morrison & MacKay.

2017

The Clydeside Distillery opens: Tim Morrison fulfils his ambitions of reviving distilling in Glasgow, helping to restore the Dock his great grandfather had built.