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Inver House
Ontstaan door een management - buy - out, onder leiding van Bill Robertson en Angus Graham, die £ 8,2 miljoen investeerden.
November 2001 werd Inver House voor £ 56 miljoen gekocht door Pacific Spirits, onderdeel van de op de Virgin Islands gevestigde Great Oriole Group van de Thaise zakenman Charoen Sirivadhanabakdi.
Manager van Pacific Spirits is Ooi Boon Aun.
Robertson en Graham ontvangen samen £ 37 miljoen en ook de 130 medewerkers ontvangen geld, sommigen £ 50.000.
Inbegrepen in de koop zijn de vijf distilleerderijen Knockdhu, Speyburn, (Old) Pulteney Balblair en Balmenach.
Master Distiller November 2005 Malcolm Waring

Overige blends van Inver House zijn: Inver House Green Plaid, Inver House Red Plaid, Pinwinnie, MacArthur's, alsmede de vatted malt Blairmhor en de whiskylikeur Heather Cream.
In 1995 koopt Inver House zowel (Old) Pulteney als Balblair van Allied Domecq. December 1996 wordt Balmenach overgenomen van United Distillers Ltd.
Tot het voorjaar 1993 werd de single malt whisky onder de naam The Knockdhu uitgebracht, daarna wordt de naam An Cnoc gebruikt om verwarring met The Knockando te voorkomen.
De distilleerderij, die werd ontworpen door de architecten Gordon & Macbey te Elgin is gebouwd van grijs graniet, gedolven in de omgeving.
De licentiehouder is tegenwoordig James Catto & Co, Ltd.
Eén Mash tun is 4.2 ton groot, de Wash still is 10350 liter, de Spirit still 9500 liter.
Knockdhu (An Cnoc) kan 900.000 liter spirit per jaar produceren met zijn door stoom verhitte ketels, opgewekt door een met olie gestookte boiler.
De distilleerderij kat heet Whisky (1999).
Some Dates in the Knockdhu Diary
1893   Discovery of several springs of the purest,
   crystal clear water
1984   The Distillery construction was completed and
  production started in October, output 2500
   gallons     of spirit per week
1898   Increased demand required additional
   warehouses to be built
1940   The Distillery was connected to the National Grid
1960   A sad day, as the Distillery horse and cart are
   replaced by a tractor
1966   Hitherto fired by hand, the furnaces of the two
   pot stills were converted to mechanical stoking
   

AN  CNOC    also see the Knockdhu      (1893 - 1931) (1933 - March 1983)(6th Febr 1989 -
                     

History:  


1893        Distillers Company Limited (D.C.L.) starts construction of the distillery which is
               Knockdhu. The architects are Gordon & Macbey from Elgin

1894        Production starts in October

1924        Management of the distillery is transferred to Distillers Agency  

1930        Scottish Malt Distillers (S.M.D.) takes over production

1931        The distillery closes  

1933        The distillery opens again

1983        The distillery closes in March

1988        Inver House buys the distillery from United Distillers

1989        Production restarts on 6th February

1990        First official bottling of Knockdhu

1993        First official bottling An Cnoc the new name to avoid confusion with Knockando

2001        Pacific Spirits (Great Oriole Group) purchases Inver House Distillers at a price of
               $ 85.000.000

2003        Reintroduction of An Cnoc 12 years old   with a new contemporary packaging
 
2004        A 14 years old from 1990 is launched

2005        Two limited editions a 30 years old from 1975 and a 14 year old from 1991 are
               launched

2006        Inver House changes owners when International Beverage Holdings acquires
         Pacific Spirits U.K.

2007       An Cnoc 1993 is released

2008       An Cnoc 16 years old is released

INVER  HOUSE,  het eigendom van Pacific Spirits, onderdeel van de Great Oriole Group
                               van de Thaise zakenman Charoen Sirivadhanabakdi


Capacity:

Balblair                            1.330.000 litres
Balmenach                       2.000.000 litres
Knockdhu                        1.500.000 litres
(Old) Pulteney                 3.000.000 litres
Speyburn                         2.000.000 litres

INVER  HOUSE  DISTILLERS  LTD

In 1988 Inver House Distillers Ltd was acquired at a                                                                                                                                            

management buy out by its directors from Publicker
Industries Inc.
Publicker Industries Inc bought in Airdrie near Glasgow
an old paper mill, Garnheath and built here  in 1964 /                                                                                                                                                                         

 1965 a huge complex with the name Moffat with a
grain- and two malt distilleries Glen Flagler and Killyloch
and 23 warehouses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Inver House bought Bladnoch in 1973 and sold it in 1983
to Arthur Bell & Sons and in 1985 bought the Loch Lo -
mond distillery from Barton.
Inver House acquires the brands Hankey Bannister
and Catto and also aquires the distilleries Knockdhu,
Speyburn, Balblair, (Old) Pulteney and Balmenach
In 2001 Inver House Distillers Ltd was bought by Great
Oracle Group on Virgin Islands from the Thai entrepre-
neur Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi.

Thursday 01 October 2015

Scotch whisky business Inver House Distillers, behind brands including Old Pulteney and Speyburn, saw pre-tax profits jump by 23.5 per cent last year despite challenging trading conditions in a number of markets, writes Perry Gourley.
Overall sales rose by 2.8 per cent to £79.2 million but growth in its key brands was at 11 per cent with particular success in markets including the UK, US, Germany, Poland and a number of African countries.
Profits increased to £11.8m and total capital expenditure more than doubled to £10.2m from £4.7m as Inver House Distillers' managing director Graham Stevenson, pictured, said it continued to invest for the future.
"The year has also strengthened our determination to build our brands, with strategic investments being made to meet the numerous and diverse challenges and uncertainties that the industry undoubtedly faces globally. There are challenging times to come but we remain confident about our strategy and the opportunities for our brands and our industry."

Company History


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.

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.

Being part of a larger group ensures the company's continued success in an increasingly competitive market place.


INVER HOUSE DISTILLERS

Inver House Distillers still retains its regional headquarters at Airdrie, where it once operated a malt and grain distillery complex, as well as the largest commercial maltings in Europe. It currently operates five malt distilleries in the Highlands and Speyside, including Balblair, Balmenach, Knockdhu, Pulteney and Speyburn, and produces the Hankey Bannister, Catto’s and MacArthur’s blends.

The group came to life in the 1960s as a subsidiary of the American Publicker Industries, but following a period of Scottish ownership, it is now under the ownership of Thailand-based alcoholic drinks group, ThaiBev.


Established in 1964, Inver House Distillers started out as a subsidiary of Publicker Industries, based in Philadelphia.

Following its founding, Inver House Distillers settled on the Lanarkshire town of Airdrie to build the the Moffat whisky complex. Located on the site of the derelict Moffat Mills paper mill, the complex included a malt whisky distillery called Glen Flagler, and a grain distillery known as Garnheath.

Two years later in 1966, a large bottling plant was opened on the Airdrie site, which also housed Moffat maltings – the largest maltings in Europe at one point. The malting operation was sold to Associated British Maltsters in 1978.

In 1973 the company bought the Bladnoch distillery in Dumfries and Galloway.

However, the slump in demand for whisky (and the death of the company chairman) caused Publicker Industries to lose interest in its Scottish operations. This resulted in the sale of Bladnoch to Arthur Bell & Son in 1983 and the closure of the Glen Flagler site in 1985, which was closely followed by the grain distillery in 1986. However, Inver House continues to use the Airdrie site’s warehousing and offices as a regional headquarters to this day.

By 1988 Publicker Industries had sold the company to the incumbent management team who expanded the operations by purchasing the Hankey Bannister brand from International Distillers & Vintners, and the then silent Knockdhu distillery from United Distillers. This purchase returned whisky distilling to the company when the site re-opened in 1989. To avoid confusion with the nearby Knockando distillery, the company re-branded the whisky anCnoc after the local hill.

The group acquired Speyburn distillery in Rothes, also from United Distillers in 1991. Pulteney distillery in Wick, Caithness, was added to its expanding portfolio in 1995, which was joined by Balblair distillery the following year. Both were acquired from Allied Domecq. The most recent purchase took place that same year – the group’s largest distillery, Balmenach in Speyside. Balmenach had been silent since 1993 when United Distillers mothballed it. Production was re-instated in 1998 and the site is now responsible for producing the group’s Caorunn gin.

The new century brought with it renewed foreign interest in the company and in 2001 Pacific Spirit (now International Beverage Holdings) purchased the group as the international arm of Thailand-based Thai Beverage Public Company (ThaiBev).

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS

AnCnoc
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Balblair
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Balmenach
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Blairmhor
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Catto's
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Drum Major
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Garnheath
LOWLAND SINGLE GRAIN SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Drummond
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Flagler
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Hankey Bannister
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Inver House
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Islebrae
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
JG Kinsey
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Killyloch
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Knockdhu
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Munray
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Old Pulteney
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Pinwinnie
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Pulteney
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyburn
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Quintessential
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

Thai Bev (Parent company)
International Beverage Holdings (Current owner)


INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE HOLDINGS

International Beverage Holdings Limited was established in 2006 as the international arm of ThaiBev, and its products sell in more than 80 countries around the world. Among the brands in its extensive portfolio are Chang beer, Caorunn gin, and a range of Chinese wines and Chinese and Thai spirits.

The company employs 800 people across Asia, North America and Europe, with the European regional headquarters being at Inver House Distillers’ site in Airdrie, near Glasgow. The Scottish team runs to 181 members who are involved in production, marketing and administration, while the Airdrie complex includes a bottling plant and warehousing capacity for 460,000 barrels.

Inver House operates five distilleries across Scotland, namely Pulteney in Wick, Balblair in Ross-shire, Knockdhu near Hunty, Speyburn at Rothes, and Balmenach by Cromdale. In total the firm’s distillation capacity is 12.5 million litres per annum, and its most popular blended Scotch whisky is Hankey Bannister.

In 2001 Thai company Pacific Spirits (part of the Great Oriole Group) acquired Inver House Distillers for $85 million, with Pacific Spirits UK being bought by International Beverage Holdings in 2006.

Inver House Distillers had been established in 1965 by US drinks company Publicker Industries Inc of Philadelphia, which built the Moffat Distilleries complex on the site of a disused paper mill three miles from Airdrie. A grain distillery named Garnheath was established there during 1964/65, along with an accompanying Glen Flager malt distillery. Garnheath closed in 1986, a year after Glen Flager ceased production.

Between 1973 and 1983, Inver House also owned Bladnoch distillery in south-west Scotland, and in 1979, Standard Brands acquired Inver House from Publicker. The business was then the subject of a management buyout in January 1988, with the company being sold by the management to Thai Beverages in 2001.

The first distillery acquisition since Bladnoch came in 1991 with Speyburn, followed four years later by Pulteney. Balblair distillery was purchased by Inver House from Allied Distillers in 1996, with the mothballed Balmenach being bought from United Distillers the following year. Speyburn is Inver House’s best-selling single malt, followed by Old Pulteney.

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS

AnCnoc
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Balblair
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Balmenach
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Blairmhor
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Catto's
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Drum Major
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Garnheath
LOWLAND SINGLE GRAIN SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Drummond
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Flagler
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Hankey Bannister
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Inver House
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Islebrae
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
JG Kinsey
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Killyloch
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Knockdhu
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Munray
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Old Pulteney
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Pinwinnie
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Pulteney
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyburn
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Quintessential
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

Thai Beverage (Owner)
Inver House Distillers


INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE HOLDINGS PROFILE

International Beverage Holdings Limited was established in 2006 as the international arm of ThaiBev, and its products sell in more than 80 countries around the world. Among the brands in its extensive portfolio are Chang beer, Caorunn gin, and a range of Chinese wines and Chinese and Thai spirits.

The company employs 800 people across Asia, North America and Europe, with the European regional headquarters being at Inver House Distillers’ site in Airdrie, near Glasgow. The Scottish team runs to 181 members who are involved in production, marketing and administration, while the Airdrie complex includes a bottling plant and warehousing capacity for 460,000 barrels.

Inver House operates five distilleries across Scotland, namely Pulteney in Wick, Balblair in Ross-shire, Knockdhu near Hunty, Speyburn at Rothes, and Balmenach by Cromdale. In total the firm’s distillation capacity is 12.5 million litres per annum, and its most popular blended Scotch whisky is Hankey Bannister.


INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE HOLDINGS

In 2001 Thai company Pacific Spirits (part of the Great Oriole Group) acquired Inver House Distillers for $85 million, with Pacific Spirits UK being bought by International Beverage Holdings in 2006.

Inver House Distillers had been established in 1965 by US drinks company Publicker Industries Inc of Philadelphia, which built the Moffat Distilleries complex on the site of a disused paper mill three miles from Airdrie. A grain distillery named Garnheath was established there during 1964/65, along with an accompanying Glen Flager malt distillery. Garnheath closed in 1986, a year after Glen Flager ceased production.

Between 1973 and 1983, Inver House also owned Bladnoch distillery in south-west Scotland, and in 1979, Standard Brands acquired Inver House from Publicker. The business was then the subject of a management buyout in January 1988, with the company being sold by the management to Thai Beverages in 2001.

The first distillery acquisition since Bladnoch came in 1991 with Speyburn, followed four years later by Pulteney. Balblair distillery was purchased by Inver House from Allied Distillers in 1996, with the mothballed Balmenach being bought from United Distillers the following year. Speyburn is Inver House’s best-selling single malt, followed by Old Pulteney.

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS

AnCnoc
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Balblair
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Balmenach
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Blairmhor
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Catto's
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Drum Major
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Garnheath
LOWLAND SINGLE GRAIN SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Drummond
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Flagler
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Hankey Bannister
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Inver House
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Islebrae
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
JG Kinsey
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Killyloch
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Knockdhu
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Munray
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Old Pulteney
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Pinwinnie
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Pulteney
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyburn
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Quintessential
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

Thai Beverage (Owner)
Inver House Distillers

INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE HOLDING

International Beverage Holdings Limited was established in 2006 as the international arm of ThaiBev, and its products sell in more than 80 countries around the world. Among the brands in its extensive portfolio are Chang beer, Caorunn gin, and a range of Chinese wines and Chinese and Thai spirits.

The company employs 800 people across Asia, North America and Europe, with the European regional headquarters being at Inver House Distillers’ site in Airdrie, near Glasgow. The Scottish team runs to 181 members who are involved in production, marketing and administration, while the Airdrie complex includes a bottling plant and warehousing capacity for 460,000 barrels.

Inver House operates five distilleries across Scotland, namely Pulteney in Wick, Balblair in Ross-shire, Knockdhu near Hunty, Speyburn at Rothes, and Balmenach by Cromdale. In total the firm’s distillation capacity is 12.5 million litres per annum, and its most popular blended Scotch whisky is Hankey Bannister.

In 2001 Thai company Pacific Spirits (part of the Great Oriole Group) acquired Inver House Distillers for $85 million, with Pacific Spirits UK being bought by International Beverage Holdings in 2006.

Inver House Distillers had been established in 1965 by US drinks company Publicker Industries Inc of Philadelphia, which built the Moffat Distilleries complex on the site of a disused paper mill three miles from Airdrie. A grain distillery named Garnheath was established there during 1964/65, along with an accompanying Glen Flager malt distillery. Garnheath closed in 1986, a year after Glen Flager ceased production.

Between 1973 and 1983, Inver House also owned Bladnoch distillery in south-west Scotland, and in 1979, Standard Brands acquired Inver House from Publicker. The business was then the subject of a management buyout in January 1988, with the company being sold by the management to Thai Beverages in 2001.

The first distillery acquisition since Bladnoch came in 1991 with Speyburn, followed four years later by Pulteney. Balblair distillery was purchased by Inver House from Allied Distillers in 1996, with the mothballed Balmenach being bought from United Distillers the following year. Speyburn is Inver House’s best-selling single malt, followed by Old Pulteney.

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS

AnCnoc
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Balblair
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Balmenach
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Blairmhor
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Catto's
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Drum Major
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Garnheath
LOWLAND SINGLE GRAIN SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Drummond
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Flagler
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Hankey Bannister
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Inver House
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Islebrae
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
JG Kinsey
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Killyloch
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Knockdhu
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Munray
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Old Pulteney
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Pinwinnie
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Pulteney
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyburn
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Quintessential
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

Thai Beverage (Owner)
Inver House Distillers

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