The current Clynelish distillery was built in 1967. However the original Clynelish now known as Brora was constructed 152 years earlier in 1819 by the 1st Duke of Sutherland. The new distillery was over 3 times the size and adopted the name of the older smaller distillery which was then renamed Brora after the village that both distilleries are located in. Clynelish is owned now by Diageo and plays an important role in the production of Johnnie Walker products, particularly Johnnie Walker Gold. Clynelish is located in Brora in the Scottish highlands. Clynelish has 3 wash stills and 3 spirit stills and has a capacity of 4.8 million litres.
Clynelish is open to visitors.