Records of Duncan Macbeth & Co Ltd

Scope and Content

  • Financial records, 1934-1973;
  • Sales records, 1931-mid 20th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Duncan Macbeth & Co Ltd was a whisky bottling and blending business, formed in 1931 as an associate company of Mackenzie Brothers, Dalmore Ltd, owners of Dalmore distillery, Alness.

In 1961 the share capital of Duncan Macbeth & Co Ltd was sold by the Mackenzie family to Mackenzie Brothers, Dalmore Ltd. The previous year in 1960, Mackenzie Brothers, Dalmore Ltd and their long-term customers, whisky blenders Whyte & Mackay Ltd, Glasgow, had merged to form Dalmore, Whyte & Mackay Ltd. In turn, in 1964 Duncan Macbeth & Co Ltd was acquired by Whyte and Mackay.

  • Sources:
  • Moss, Michael and Turton, Alison, The History of Whyte and Mackay, c1987 (unpublished manuscript, UGD358/1/1)


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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 235: Records of Mackenzie Brothers, Dalmore, Ltd.

Location of Originals

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