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No: 47
Producer: United
Region: Highland
District: Speyside(Findhorn)  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 27 ; Map reference NJ 034 594 ; Latitude 57 37° N, Longitude 3 35° W
Founded 1898 ; Operating Status: Closed 1983; site bought by Gordon & MacPhail; due to re-open 1997 or 1998

The original founders of Benromach were Duncam McCallum of Campbeltown and F.W.Brickman of Leith. The distillery had a chequered history, closing for several years in the 1930s. It was sold to SMD in 1953, modernised in 1954 but then ceased production in 1983 and has since been partly dismantled. Benromach is at Forres, near the mouth of the Findhorn. The distillery was built in 1898 and despite later refurbishment, seems to have been regarded as too old and small to keep alive. Water comes from the Chapelton Springs.

Gleaned from the Malts mailing list:

Benromach reopens its distillery on Thursday 15th October 1998 !

Founded in 1898, 100 years ago, the distillery has been mothballed for 15 years now. The Official Opening will be performed by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Lord of The Isles, on 15th October 1998 at 11.30 am.

Mr. De Bolle ( is invited and will publish his report (with photographs) on his web site just a few days later. [pds 165/q3.98]

Distillery rating: 3*

Forres, Morayshire
Tel: 01340-5215

Search Dr. Do'g's index for the history of Benromach
There just might be some news about Benromach in The "Scotsman" newspaper