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Balmenach Distillery

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Water Source:

Spring water from the Cromdale Hills


1824 Established by James MCGregor 1897 Purchased by the Balmenach- Glenlivet Distillery Ltd 1930 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

Additional Information:

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.


This is an active distillery.

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