Drumguish was the first single malt expression produced from the Speyside distillery near Kingussie, built over the course of 25 years by Glasgow-based whisky blender and broker George Christie.
The distillery began distilling in 1990, and while its single malt spirit was also eventually bottled as Glentromie and Spey whisky in later years, its first release was named Drumguish after the surrounding area and a lost distillery that sat across the way in the late 19th century.
Its first expression was released in 1993 under the Drumguish Distillery Company as a no-age-statement, 40% abv, although it was barely legal three years old. The dram was described as a floral, fruity, light malt with a sweet, lingering finish. This relatively positive description was not shared by many other scotch drinkers, and Drumguish never gained any serious traction in the retail trade and was withdrawn from the market in 1999..