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Benromach Scotch Whisky Distillery

Benromach Distillery & Malt Whisky Centre, Invererne Road, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 3EB
Tel: +44 (0)1309 675968

Benromach Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsGordon & MacPhail
Location Speyside
Water source Chapeltown springs near Forres.
Stills 4 x wash still and 2 x spirit still
Capacity per year 500,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Benromach Distillery sits on the outskirts of the Royal Burgh and ancient market town of Forres. Here whisky was first made in the final year of the 19th Century. This imposing distillery lay silent and empty for a number of years. Now it has been transformed and revived by Gordon & MacPhail.
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Benromach Distillery History
1898 Established by F.W. Brickman (Spirit broker from Leith) and Duncan McCallum (Glen Nevis distillery).
1907 Run by McCallum.
1910 Re-opened after WW1 by Benromach Distillery Ltd.
1931 Silent for the next 6 years.
1938 Sold to Train & McIntyre (part of Associated Scottish Distillers Ltd).
1953 Distiller Company Ltd (DCL) acquire Train & McIntyre and control of Benromach passes to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD).
1966 Rebuilt.
1974 Two stills installed.
1983 Closed and production equipment dismantled.
1993 Purchased by Gordon & MacPhail.
1997 Renovation work commences.
1998 Two stills commissioned and installed.
1998 October 15th - Official re-opening of Benromach Distillery by HRH The Prince of Wales.
1999 Malt whisky Centre opens.
2009 Benromach 10 year old released

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See the mash tun, the burnished copper stills and the spirit safe where the distiller's craft creates the unique qualities of the single malt. Learn the meaning of the mystical names - so much part of the heritage of Scotch Whisky.

Benromach Distillery Bottlings
click for detailsBenromach 18 Year Old
Benromach 1982 Cask Strength edition
Benromach 1973
Benromach 17 Year Old Centenary Bottling (Limited edition)

The distillery was purchased in 1993 by Gordon & MacPhail and was officially re-opened in 1998 by HRH The Prince of Wales.
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Benromach Distillery Independent Bottling

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'Nose' and enjoy a dram of the award-winning Benromach Single Malt in the Drier House, now our Malt Whisky Centre.

Benromach Distillery Awards
Benromach 17yo Drinks section Winner at the 1999 Food from Scotland Excellence Award (Royal Highland Show).
Benromach 15yo Silver Medal at the 1999 International Wine & Spirit Competition.
Benromach 1974. Silver Medal at the 1999 International Spirit Challenge.

Discover the different types of whiskies produced in the Highlands, Lowlands, Islay and the Islands and of course here in Speyside, where the majority of single malt whisky distilleries are to be found. A very warm welcome awaits you at Benromach Distillery & Malt Whisky Centre
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Benromach Distillery & Malt Whisky Centre Information
Scottish Tourist Board Four Star Visitor Attraction and member of The Malt Whisky Trail
Contact +44 (0)1309 675968
October-March Mon-Fri 10.00am-4.00pm (excluding Christmas and New Year period) (last tour 3.00pm)
April-September Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.00pm (last tour 4.00pm)
Also open on Sundays in June, July and August 12 noon-4.00pm (last tour 3.00pm)
Admission charge Adult (18 years and over) £3.00 (redeemable in the distillery against the purchase of a 70cl. bottle of malt whisky).
Comments Groups of 12 and over welcome-please phone in advance.
Free parking.
Disabled access to Malt Whisky Centre only.
Benromach Distillery and Malt Whisky centre are part of the Malt Whisky Trail and have a four star visitor attraction grading from the Scottish Tourist Board.
Location Benromach Distillery with its distinctive near 100ft red brick chimney rising above neat white buildings, is 500yds on the north side of the Forres by-pass (Aberdeen-Inverness A96 road). Leave by-pass at the sign marked "Waterford", then follow road over level-crossing.

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