Records of Tullibardine Distillery Ltd, Blackford

Scope and Content

  • Promotional and marketing records, 1980s;
  • Photographs, 1980s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tullibardine malt distillery was converted from the derelict Gleneagles Brewery site in Blackford by distillery designer William Delmé-Evans in 1949, with the Tullibardine Distillery Ltd (company number: SC024534) being incorporated. A Tullibardine distillery had previously existed in the area, which had terminated operations by 1837. In 1953 it was sold to Glasgow whisky brokers Brodie Hepburn, and its capacity was increased.

In 1971 Invergordon Distillers acquired Brodie Hepburn along with Tullibardine distillery. Invergordon undertook renovations in 1973-1974, increasing the stills from two to four. In 1993 the Invergordon Distillers Group Ltd was acquired by Whyte & Mackay, who mothballed Tullibardine in 1995, whilst retaining its warehousing. In 2003 it was sold it to a business consortium who sold it on in 2011 to the French based Picard Vins & Spiritueux SA where it is now operates under their subsidiary Terroirs Distillers.

  • Sources:
  • Moss, Michael, and John Hume, The Making of Scotch Whisky (Edinburgh: Canongate, 2000)
  • Paterson, Richard, and Gavin D Smith, Goodness Nose: The Passionate Revelations of a Scotch Whisky Master Blender (Neil Wilson Publishing, 2008)
  • [accessed 16 April 2020]


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Acquisition Information

  • Transfer : Whyte & Mackay Ltd : 27 Mar 2020 : GB 248 UGD 224
  • Deposit : Whyte & Mackay Ltd : 14 Dec 2015 : ACCN 4004
  • Deposit : Whyte & Mackay Ltd : Sept 2019 : ACCN 4304

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Related Material

  • GB 248 UGC 234: Records of Whyte & Mackay Ltd;
  • GB 248 UGC 239: Records of Invergordon Distillers Group Ltd.

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