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Balmenach Scotch Whisky Distillery

Balmenach Distillery, Cromdale, Moray PH26 3PF
Tel: +44 (0)1479 872569

Balmenach Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsThai Beverage (Inver House)
Location Speyside
Water source Spring water from the Cromdale Hills
Manager Dennis Malcolm
Stills 3 x wash still and 3 x spirit still
Capacity per year 2,800,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing
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spirit safe

Balmenach Distillery History
1824 Established by James MCGregor
1897 Purchased by the Balmenach- Glenlivet Distillery Ltd
1930 Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD) take over
1941 Closed
1947 Re opened
1962 Another pair of stills added to the 2 origonal pairs
1968 Mash house renovated
1993 Mothballed by United Distiilers
1997 Aquired by Inver House Distillers
2009 Begins producing Caorunn Celtic gin

still house

Balmenach Distillery Comments
Contributor in the past to Johnnie Walker blends
Founded in 1824, Balmenach was one of the earliest distilleries sanctioned as a result of new legislation in 1823. At that time, the area was full of smugglers, bothies and illicit drinking was a way of life. Situated in the village of Cromdale, one of the crossing points of the River Spey, the distillery stands on historic soil. On the nearby hill of Tom Lethendry stand the ruins of an old castle where in 1690 Jacobites took refuge after the battle of the Haughs of Cromdale.
Inver House Distillers have not yet produced a single malt bottling from this distillery, however, a limited number of bottles of Balmenach 27 Year Old and 28 Year Old have been produced for their Highland Selection - a range of Limited Edition Single Highland Malts which have been individually selected by the Distillery Managers from their five Highland Distilleries.

Balmenach Distillery Bottlings

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