Convalmore

Distillery Factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Convalmore Speyside Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Closed 1893 - Present Malt Convalmore Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group

Convalmore Timeline:

1893: Built by the Convalmore-Glenlivet Distillery Co.. The Elgin Courant announced that "Its situation (close to the railway and within a mile of the town of Dufftown) is most convenient and central and will safe considerable time and money in cartage ... the natural countour of the ground has been largely taken advantage of." (1894 mentioned as well)

1905: Bought by W.P. Lowrie & Co. of Glasgow following the recession in the whisky trade

1906: James Buchanan, one of the customers, acquired most of the company from Lowrie, whose business was suffering from a lack of demand for mature whiskies

1909: Much of the distillery was destroyed by a fire. Rebuilding was started immediately including some innovations. One was a continuous still with a capacity to distil 500 gallons (2,270 litres) of wash per hour, using a similar process to that used in grain distilleries (1910 mentioned as well)

1915: The continuous still was abandoned, because the spirit wouldn’t mature evenly

1925: Distillery sold to Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL)

1964-65: Modernized and extended to four stills

1985: Mothballed/closed by Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL)

1992: The site was sold to William Grant & Sons for warehousing capacity (1990 mentioned as well)