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Inver House Distillers

Blended Scotch Whisky

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

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 categories 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 (Moffat originally known as Garheath) became surplus to requirements and were closed in 1985 and 1986. On the complex was the Glen Flagler and Killyloch pot stills


Between 1973 and 1983 Inver House also owned the Bladnoch (Lowland) Distillery


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. These were the AnCnoc (1988), Balblair (1996), Balmenach (1997), Old Pulteney(1995) and Speyburn (1992), distilleries.


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 Scotch Whisky Blends


Catto’s Blended Scotch Whisky

James Catto, a highly regarded and world famous merchant and Scotch whisky blending pioneer based in Aberdeen, first produced Catto’s Blended Scotch Whisky in 1861


Hankey Bannister Blended Scotch Whisky

Messrs Hankey & Bannister formed the Hankey Bannister partnership in 1757. Hankey & Bannister became established as one of the finest suppliers of wines and spirits in the UK with a customer base, which boasted royalty such as Prince Regent, William IV and the Dukes of Norfolk & Queensberry.


They began marketing their own blended whisky in the 1890’s


Saccone & Speed an old well established wine merchant bought Hankey & Bannister in 1932. This company had long associations with the armed forces and diplomatic core and were very successful in introducing the brand to army messes, naval ward rooms and British embassies.  


Hankey Bannister also enjoyed an elevated position in Downing Street as a favourite drink of Sir Winston Churchill, the famous wartime Prime Minister.


Inverhouse Green Plaid Blended Scotch Whisky


First launched in the USA in 1956. Since its introduction it has achieved excellent growth worldwide with key markets now including Europe and Latin America as well as the USA, where it sits in the top 10 blended Scotch whisky brands.


MacArthur's Blended Scotch Whisky


Has been held in high esteem since 1877 and invokes some of the splendour and tradition associated with the ancient Clan MacArthur, Argyllshire in Scotland who fought alongside Robert the Bruce in the struggle for Scottish independenc


Pinwinnie Royale Blended Scotch Whisky


Steeped in centuries of history and legend, Pinwinnie Royale Scotch Whisky can

lay claim to both regal and ecclesiastic legacies.


Packaged in a splendid and unmistakeable proprietary bottle, Pinwinnie is a

mature whisky with a rich, distinguished character blended from only the finest

malt and grain whiskies.


Inver house Blended Malt Whisky


Barrogill North of Scotland


Blairmhor 8 year old Scotch whisky


Blairmhor 8 year old Scotch whisky is produced from a vatting of up to 20 different single malt whiskies, the majority from the Highland and Speyside regions. All of these malts have been distilled in traditional copper stills and then matured in casks for a minimum of eight years resulting in this smooth uncomplicated Scotch that offers the perfect introduction to Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.


This blended malt has a rich, full-bodied nose and a perfect golden honey colour. It has a peat flavour on the palate with heather overtones and a touch of malted spice together with a mature sweetness in the long finish,


Altogether Blairmhor is a smooth, finely balanced, blended malt of exceptional character and reputation.


Hankey Bannister Blended Malt Scotch Whisky


Attractively packaged in the classic Hankey Bannister bottle, this exclusive presentation reflects the traditions of Scotch whisky distilling. Generations of experience have combined to create a blended whisky of individual character and smoothness.

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