Ben Nevis is a distillery in Scotland that distills a 10 Year Old and 21 Year Old whiskies. It is located at Lochy Bridge in Fort William and sits just at the base of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, which rises to 4,409 feet above sea level. It is a distillery in the Western Highlands, Ben Nevis draws its water from the Allt a’Mhuilinn which originates from two pools, Coire Leis and Coire na’Ciste. Founded in 1825 as an independent enterprise, it has been owned by NikkaWhisky Distilling Co of Tokyo Japan, since 1989. The distillery was founded in 1825 by ‘Long John’ McDonald, a 6 ft 4in descendant of a ruler of the western Scottish kingdom of Argyll (after whom the renowned blended Scotch, Long John, was named). After Long John’s death in 1856, the ownership was passed down to Donald McDonald, his son.