Balmenach distillery is located in Cromdale, Moray in the Speyside whisky region. The legal Balmenach distillery was built in 1824. This made Balmenach one of the first few distilleries to be licensed under the Excise Act 1823.
In the second half of the 19th century the distillery was connected to the Strathspey Railway line with its own railway track. In the 20th century the distillery changed hands a couple of times and in 1997 Inver House distillers acquired it. Caorunn gin is produced at the distillery today.
The distillery uses a short fermentation period and small pot stills. This produces a thick and rich spirit that blenders use to add body and character to their blends. At the time of writing, Inver House distillers has no plans to release Balmenach as a single malt. Some independent bottlings are sometimes available.
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