Inver House Distillers

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Inver House Distillers Limited is a Scottish malt whisky distiller, based in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. The company is now a subsidiary of Thai Beverages, one of the largest alcoholic-beverage companies in South East Asia, with a market capitalisation in excess of US$4bn.

Inver House Distillers is a leading distiller of single malt whisky, owning and operating five distilleries: Old Pulteney Distillery, The Speyburn-Glenlivet Distillery, Balblair Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery and Balmenach Distillery.


The company was established in 1964 as a subsidiary of the American company, Publicker Industries of Philadelphia. Publicker Industries had successfully launched Inver House Rare, a brand of blended Scotch whisky in 1956. However, as a result of industry demand, there were not sufficient stocks to meet sales.

Under the chairmanship of Mr S. S. Neuman, a site was acquired at Airdrie in March 1964, and a fully integrated complex was constructed, including a malt distilleryGlenflagler and Killyloch—and a grain distillery Garnheath.

Following the death of the founder, there was a period of decline in the fortunes of the company.

In 1979, Standard Brands acquired Inver House from Publicker.[1] The operations became the subject of a management buyout in January 1988. The company was then sold by the management to Thai Beverages in 2001.


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