Balmenach Distillery was founded in 1824
by James McGregor in Cromdale, near the river Spey.
James McGregor was one of many illegal whisky makers in
the region but he was also the first to gain a license
Balmenach whisky became popular and endured both world
wars with minor stops in the production. In 1962 the
number of stills was increased from four to six.
The distillery was forced to close temporarily in 1993
due to low demand, but was reopened again four years
later as Inver House Distillers bought the distillery.
Virtually all Balmenach whisky goes to the blended
industry, although some releases are available from
independent bottlers. s.
years 43% Flora & Fauna
years 50% Old Malt Cask
Balmenach-Glenlivet 14 years 57,5 (bottled in early
Almost all Balmenach
used in blended whiskies
+44 (0)1988 402235
Manager: Dennis Malcolm
Owner: Inver House Distillers
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