Benromach Distillery

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Benromach Distillery is situated on the north side of the Town of Forres, 30 miles northeast of Aviemore, 25 miles east of Inverness, 78 miles northwest of Aberdeen.

The Distillery is open for visits and tours Monday to Saturday in Summer, Monday to Friday in Winter, closed at Christmas and New Year. Postcode: IV36 3EB.

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The image top is of the Benromach Distillery from the entrance, easily found by its tall red chimney, claimed to be the smallest of the Speyside Distilleries.

The second image is of the Visitor Centre with a Bar to sample the range.

Benromach produces Single Malt Whisky matured in ex Bourbon or Sherry Barrels for 10 to 50 years, about £35 to £8,000 per bottle.
Benromach Whisky Range.

Benromach also began producing Red Door Gin in 2018.

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Benromach Distillery History

1898 - Duncan MacCallum and F.W. Brickmann founded the Benromach Distillery Company.

Duncan MacCallum learned his trade by working at the Glen Nevis Distillery in Campbeltown, with FW Brickmann having been a spirit broker in Leith at Edinburgh.

1900 - the Distillery began producing Whisky, with the delay due to a depression in the Scotch Whisky industry at that time.

1911 - Benromach was taken over by the London based Harvey McNair & Co.

After the end of World War One, around 1918, Benromach was taken over by Benromach Distillery Ltd.

1938 - Benromach was taken over by Associated Scottish Distilleries Ltd, that later became part of Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd.

1966 to 1974 - the Distillery was modernized to increase production.

1983 - the Benromach Distillery was closed.

1993 - Gordon and MacPhail acquired the Distillery, beginning a few years of restoration work.

1998 - the Benromach Distillery was re-opened by Charles, Prince of Wales.

2004 - the first Bottles of the new Benromach Single Malt were sold.

2014 - Benromach 10 Years Old won gold at the World Whisky Awards. This was for the Best Speyside Single Malt 12 Years and Under.

2018 - Benromach Distillery begins producing Red Door Gin in their copper pot still named Peggy.

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