Company established to oversee the build and operation of Ballindalloch distillery in Banffshire.
Old Ballantruan Profile
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Old Ballantruan is the name for the heavily peated malt produced at Ballindalloch’s Tomintoul distillery. A rare smoky dram among Speyside single malts, with zesty citrus and malty notes, Old Ballantruan is available in no-age-statement and 10-year-old expressions, both of which are bottled without chill filtration and at 50% abv.
The name comes from the old settlement of Ballantruan which is on the west side of Tomintoul Distillery.
Old Ballantruan History
Tomintoul distillery was one of a slew of malt plants built across Scotland during the 1960s. Founded in Ballindalloch in 1965 by Hay & MacLeod and W&S Strong, Tomintoul became part of blending house Whyte & Mackay by 1973 and eventually became the first distillery acquired by Angus Dundee Distillers in 2000.
While Tomintoul’s mature whisky is released as a single malt under its own name as well as sold as a filling for blends, a peated variant named Old Ballantruan was introduced in 2005. The smoky brand first appeared as a NAS bottling, which was followed by a 10-year-old expression in 2012.
- 1965 Tomintoul distillery is built by Hay & MacLeod and W&S Strong
- 1973 The distillery is sold to Whyte & Mackay, which uses the malt as a filling for its blends
- 2000 Tomintoul distillery is sold to Angus Dundee Distillers
- 2005 Angus Dundee launches Old Ballantruan, a peated malt produced at Tomintoul
- 2012 A 10-year-old Old Ballantruan is introduced
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