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Inver House Distillers

Inver House Distillers was established in 1964 as a subsidiary of the American company, Publicker Industries. In the 1970’s the Scotch Whisky industry faced competition from other spirit categoreis and coupled with the death of its American Chairman, Publicker Industries did not focus its business interests in its Scottish subsidiaries. As a result of this, the malt and grain distilleries at the Scottish site in Airdrie became surplus to requirements and were closed in 1985 and 1986.

The substantial warehousing, blending and office facilities all remained, and do so to this day, as do the state of the art Gin, Vodka and Cream Production Facilities.

However, following the takeover by the management team in 1988, and the revival of the Scotch Whisky industry, Inver House Distillers purchased 5 highly regarded malt distilleries over a period of 9 years. Since then Inver House has gone from strength to strength in its commitment to a worldwide market. This continued commitment was recognised in 1992 with the granting of the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.

Inver House is also committed to the training and development of its employees and in 1999 received the coveted Investors in People accreditation.

In October 2001, Inver House entered a new chapter when it was purchased by Pacific Spirit (U.K.) Ltd, now International Beverage Holdings Limited (InterBev) – the international arm of Asia’s leading drinks business, the Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (ThaiBev) with an outstanding portfolio of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wine and beer categories.

Inver House Distillers owns the current distilleries:

  • Pulteney distillery
  • Balblair distillery
  • Knokdhu distillery
  • Speyburn distillery
  • Balmenach distillery

Inver House Distillers owns the current brands:

  • Old Puteney
  • Balblair
  • AnCnoc
  • Speyburn
  • Blairmhor
  • Hankey Bannister
  • MacArthur’s
  • Catto’s
  • Green Plaid

About the distillery

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