About Balmenach Whisky Distillery
1 800 000 litres
Balmenach, Cromdale, Moray
Inver House Distillers (Thai Beverages plc)
The distillery is licensed to James MacGregor who operated a small farm distillery by the name Balminoch for decades.
Balmenach Glenlivet Distillery Company is founded.
The MacGregor family sells to a consortium consisting of MacDonald Green, Peter Dawson and James Watson.
The consortium becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
Production is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
The distillery closes.
The distillery reopens.
The number of stills is increased to six.
Floor maltings is replaced by Saladin box.
The first official bottling is a 12 year old.
The distillery is mothballed in May.
Inver House Distillers buys Balmenach from United Distillers.
Thai company Pacific Spirits (part of Great Oriole Group) takes over Inver House at the price of £56 million. The new owners launch a 27 and a 28 year old.
To commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee a limited edition of 800 bottles of 25-year old Balmenach is launched.
International Beverage Holdings acquires Pacific Spirits UK.