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Balmenach

Balmenach

Owner:                            Region/district:                        Inver House Distillers                            Speyside

(Thai Beverages plc)

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1824            Active           2 000 000 litres

Address: Cromdale, Moray PH26 3PF

Tel:                         website:

01479 872569           www.inverhouse.com

History:

1824 – The distillery is licensed to James MacGregor who operated a small farm distillery by the name of Balminoch.

1897 – Balmenach Glenlivet Distillery Company is founded.

1922 – The MacGregor family sells to a consortium consisting of MacDonald Green, Peter Dawson and James Watson.

1925 – The consortium becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).

1930 – Production is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).

1962 – The number of stills is increased to six.

1964 – Floor maltings replaced with Saladin box.

1992 – The first official bottling is a 12 year old.

1993 – The distillery is mothballed in May.

1997 – Inver House Distillers buys Balmenach from United Distillers.

1998 – Production recommences.

2001 – Thai company Pacific Spirits takes over Inver House at the price of £56 million. The new owner launches a 27 and a 28 year old.

2002 – To commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee a 25-year old Balmenach is launched.

2006 – International Beverage Holdings acquires Pacific Spirits UK.

2009 – Gin production commences.
 

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