Balmenach Speyside Whisky
Owner: Region/district: Inver House Distillers Speyside
(Thai Beverages plc)
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1824 Active 2 000 000 litres
Address: Cromdale, Moray PH26 3PF
01479 872569 www.inverhouse.com
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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