Convalmore was founded in 1893 by Convalmore-Glenlivet Distillers Co. Ltd, with construction being completed in 1894. It was sold to W & P Lowrie & Co. Ltd in 1904, who went into partnership with James Buchanan in 1906 and later became part of Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) and Distiller's Company Ltd (DCL) in 1925. Convalmore was dest ... Read More »
A 1969 vintage Convalmore from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series of bottlings. By the time this was bottled, the distillery had closed, bottlings from this distillery are much sought after.
The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. This particular dram is all the more precious for having come from a distillery closed in 1985.
A 1991 bottling of silent distillery Convalmore, the year after the site was sold to Wm Grant & Sons for warehousing. There are no distillery bottlings of the spirit but as it was a key blending whisky producer we do still get occasional bottles popping up from the independents.
A Connoisseurs choice bottling of seldom seen Convalmore from Gordon & Macphail. Distilled in 1969, this was aged for 13 years putting its release date in the early 1980s, a few years before the distillery closed its doors for the last time in 1985.
An old Connoisseurs Choice release of whisky from Convalmore from Gordon & Macphail, bottled with their old map label. The distillery closed in 1985 and was repurposed in the 1990s as part of Grant's Dufftown complex, also comprising of Balvenie, Kinivie and Glenfiddich.
The second 1977 vintage of Convalmore from Diageo's Special Releases, with this 2013 bottling following the 2005. Official bottlings from the distillery are rare, and this is one of the best we've tried - an excellent balance of fruit and oak.