About Benromach Whisky Distillery
500 000 litres
Gordon & MacPhail
Invererne Road, Forres, Morayshire IV36 3EB
Benromach Distillery Company starts the distillery. Duncan McCallum is one of the owners.
The distillery operates under the name Forres Distillery for a few years.
London-based Harvey McNair & Co buys the distillery.
A well-known brewer from Alloa, John Joseph Calder, buys Benromach but immediately sells it to recently founded Benromach Distillery Ltd owned by several breweries.
Benromach is mothballed.
The distillery reopens.
Joseph Hobbs buys Benromach through Associated Scottish Distillers and sells it on to National Distillers of America (NDA).
NDA sells Benromach to Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
The distillery is refurbished .
Floor maltings is abolished.
Benromach is mothballed in March.
Gordon & McPhail buys Benromach from United Distillers.
The distillery is once again in operation. A limited edition 17 year old is released to commemorate this and the 100th anniversary of the distillery.
A visitor centre is opened.
The first bottle distilled by the new owners is released under the name ‘Benromach Traditional’ in May. Other novelties (although distilled in UD times) include a 21 year Tokaji finish and a Vintage 1969.
A Port Wood finish (22 years old) and a Vintage 1968 are released together with the Benromach Classic 55 years.
Benromach Organic is released.
Peat Smoke, the first heavily peated whisky from the distillery, is released.
Benromach Origins Golden Promise is released.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde