Convalmore Distillery

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General
Pronunciation conval’more Pronunciation
Translation From the Conval Hills, north of Dufftown
Region Highlands / Speyside
Distiller
Owner William Grant & Sons Ltd.
Address Dufftown
Banffshire
AB55 4BD
Scotland
Telephone
LatLong 57° 27’ 41.1” N   03° 08’ 00.3” W
Altitude 148 m
Grid Reference NJ321418
Website
E-mail
Open to public
Remarks

History
1893
Built by the Convalmore-Glenlivet Distillery Co.. The Elgin Courant announced that "Its situation (close to the railway and within a mile of the town of Dufftown) is most convenient and central and will safe considerable time and money in cartage ... the natural countour of the ground has been largely taken advantage of." (1894 mentioned as well)
1905
Bought by W.P. Lowrie & Co. of Glasgow following the recession in the whisky trade
1906
James Buchanan, one of the customers, acquired most of the company from Lowrie, whose business was suffering from a lack of demand for mature whiskies
1909
Much of the distillery was destroyed by a fire. Rebuilding was started immediately including some innovations. One was a continuous still with a capacity to distil 500 gallons (2,270 litres) of wash per hour, using a similar process to that used in grain distilleries (1910 mentioned as well)
1915
The continuous still was abandoned, because the spirit wouldn’t mature evenly
1925
Distillery sold to Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL)
1964-65
Modernized and extended to four stills
1985
Mothballed/closed by Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL)
1992
The site was sold to William Grant & Sons for warehousing capacity (1990 mentioned as well)

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
from the Conval Hills
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
Mill
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks
  Washback Charge
  Yeast
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location



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