Belly-up. The Lodhian company was declared bankrupt in the end of 2003.
Tax debts of 1,100,000 SEK (£86,000, $150,000) surfaced and the MD is investigated by prosecutor. The Lodhian whisky dream has come to an end.
called itself "The first Whisky distillery in Sweden", but they never distilled a drop. Reading their now disappeared
website or their newsletter
was somewhat misguiding. The truth was obscured by talk of the future
distillery and what the work there will be like. The company was founded
in 1995, but the only whisky they've put on the market is a vatted malt
and a blend (of Scotch whisky) of their own.
Plans for a
real-life distilley did exist, and preparational construction work
in the old barn-like building picked to house the distillery - planned
to produce some 130,000 litres annually - were initiated. The same building
was also to give space to a Visitors' Centre, officies and eventually malting
facilities. Visitors' Centre was expected to be ready in late 2002. , but never opened.
|Equipment:||None, obviously. Plans did exist for four Oregon Pine washbacks, two Forsythe stills of 6000 and 3500 litres and malting facilities.|
|Ownership:||Founder Thomas Geijer was to keep the majority of the shares. Smaller portions was owned by partners Kjell Nyqvist and Scotsman James Lochhead (Former MD of Highland Park). Smaller blocks of shares were sold to the public.|
|Official website:||http://www.lodhian.se/ (Link has been dead for a while)|