About Balblair Whisky Distillery
1 330 000 litres
Inver House Distillers (Thai Beverages plc)
The distillery is founded by John Ross.
The son Andrew Ross starts taking over, but moves to Brora after a couple of years and John Ross takes over again.
The founder John Ross dies and Andrew Ross takes over with the help of his sons.
New buildings replace the old.
Andrew Ross dies and his son James takes over.
Balnagowan Estate signs a new lease for 60 years with Alexander Cowan. He builds a new distillery, a few kilometres from the old.
Cowan is forced to cease payments and the distillery closes. The staff sell out the whole stock in the 20-year period until 1932.
Balnagowan Estate goes bankrupt and the distillery is put up for sale.
The lawyer Robert Cumming from Keith buys Balblair for £48 000.
Cumming sells Balblair to Hiram Walker. A third still is installed.
Allied Distillers become new owners through the merger between Hiram Walker and Allied Vintners.
Allied Domecq sells the distillery to Inver House Distillers.
Balblair Elements and the first version of Balblair 33 years are launched.
Thai company Pacific Spirits (part of the Great Oriole Group) takes over Inver House.
Balblair 38 years is launched.
12 year old Peaty Cask, 1979 (26 years) and 1970 (35 years) are launched.
InverHouse changes owners when International Beverage Holdings acquires Pacific Spirits UK.
Three new vintages replace the entire former range.
Vintage 1975 is released.