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Our History




The house was originally called Boynsmill and was renamed by James Allardice when the distillery was built in 1826.


The Distillery Was Founded

The GlenDronach Distillery was one of the first licensed distilleries in Scotland.


Bought Over

The distillery was bought over by Walter Scott (From Teaninich).


The Largest

GlenDronach was the largest duty paying distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Over 50 people lived on site at this time, including all of the workers and their families.


Captain Charles Grant

Captain Charles Grant bought over the distillery. Charles was the son of the founder of the Glenfiddich Distillery


William Teacher & Sons

The distillery was bought over by William Teacher & Sons. Teacher’s expanded the number of stills at GlenDronach from two to four.


GlenDronach Was Mothballed

The distillery was mothballed for a number of years by its owners Allied Distillers.


Distillery Re-Opened

GlenDronach was once again in full production.


Chivas Brothers Take Over

Allied Distillers was taken over by Pernod Ricard and the distillery was passed to Chivas Brothers.


GlenDronach Converts To Steam Heating

The distillery was one of the last to heat the stills by coal fire.



GlenDronach was taken over by the BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd.


Global Whisky Distiller of the Year

The BenRiach Distillery Company was named Global Whisky Distiller of the Year at the 2015 Icons of Whisky Awards. A fantastic achievement for a small privately-owned independent company to win this prestigious global award.


Brown-Forman Takes Over

For more than 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands. The acquisition brings three outstanding Single Malt Scotch Whisky brands into Brown-Forman’s growing whiskey portfolio: The GlenDronach, BenRiach, and Glenglassaugh.


Rachel Barrie APPOINTED as Master Blender

With over 26 years dedicated to crafting fine Scotch Whisky, Dr. Rachel Barrie is appointed Master Blender of The GlenDronach, Benriach and Glenglassaugh distilleries. Rachel uses exceptional artistry and expertise to intricately compose each expression of The GlenDronach, placing the distillery firmly in the hearts and minds of whisky connoisseurs around the world and furthering our rich legacy for future generations to come.

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