Scotsman: Constortium Set to Buy Glendronach

Glendronach distillery

Glendronach distillery

The recently revitalized Glendronach distillery is close to a sale by owner Pernod Ricard to a South African consortium for £15M, reports the Scotsman web site.

The distillery was founded in 1826, burned down once and changed hands several times over the years, according to a short history of Glendronach from whisky-distilleries.info. Owners included Walter Scott and Teacher’s. It was shuttered in 1995 but reopened in 2004 to some acclaim.

The interruption in production put a squeeze on coveted Glendronach 15 year olds, which are now quite scarce. There are some interesting notes on this from thescotchblog.com from a couple of years ago.

If the deal goes through, it will interesting to watch what happens with this one. Meanwhile, if anyone has a line on a 15 year old bottle…

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~ by whisky1 on August 12, 2008.

2 Responses to “Scotsman: Constortium Set to Buy Glendronach”

  1. […] was a 12-year-old GlenDronach, which was a real pleasure as I’d just written about this distillery in the blog and had […]

  2. […] comes on the back of similar approaches to Perthshire-based distillery Tullibardine and the sale of Pernod Ricard’s distillery Glendronach to a South African consortium headed by whi…. Whyte & Mackay is understood to be mulling a takeover of Glen Moray, the Elgin-based single […]

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