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No: 48
Producer: United
Region: Highland
District: Speyside  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 36 ; Map reference NJ 078 272 ; Latitude 57 18° N, Longitude 3 24° W
Founded 1824 ; Operating Status: mothballed (1993)

A historically interesting distillery in distant, mountain countryside between the upper reaches of the Spey and the Avon. Balmenach is amid a series of valleys called the Haughs of Cromdale. This area was well-known for the illicit production of whisky before it became a legitimate operation in 1824, according to Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart, in his 1951 book "Scotch".
© Michael Jackson 1994, ey

The distillery was closed in 1993 and has been boarded up. Some of the workers have been moved to the Dailuaine distillery and the boiler relocated to Cragganmore. [as]

Distillery rating: 3*

Cromdale, Crantown-on-Spey, Morayshire
Tel: 01479-2569

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