Tullibardine Distillery (Source: commons.wikipedia.org)




Region: Highlands (Scotland)
Founded: 1949
Status: Active
Owner: Picard Vins & Spiritueux

1949: William Delmè-Evans, architect and engineer, buys Tullibardine, at that time a beer brewery. Tullibardine {tully– BAR–deen} is named after the same-named moor. In 1951 Tullibardine starts production as a whisky distillery after a two year renovation period. Delmè-Evans sells the distillery in 1953 to the whisky broker Brodie Hepburn Limited.

1971: Ivergordon Distillers acquires Brodie Hepburn Limited. The new owner erects another two stills in 1973.

1993: Whyte & Mackay (owned by Fortune Brands) buys Ivergordon Distillers. Tullibardine is mothballed only one year later, in 1994.

2003: An independent consortium composed of four private investors, buys the distillery for £1.1 million. The new formed Tullibardine Limited starts production in December. Delmè-Evans dies in the same year.

2004: A visitor center opens.

2011: Picard, long time costumer of Tullibardine, takes over the distillery.

2013: The whole range is relaunched and six new bottlings are introduced.

There have already been a distillery named Tullibardine near Blackford between 1798 and 1837. The Bannerman family ran the distillery.


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