Distillery Opened Capacity Malting Floor Washback Type Number of Washback Number of Wash Stills Number of Spirit Stills
1949 2.5 million litres / Stainless Steel 9 2 2

In 1947, architect William Delmé-Evans buys the Gleneagles Brewery site and starts building the Tullibardine Distillery: when testing the water flowing from the spring of the Ochil Hills, he knew that it was the perfect spot to start distilling whisky.

In 1949 the Tullibardine Distillery is founded.

Between 1953 and 1993 a few property changes happen: Tullibardine is first sold to Brodie Hepburn, which is then bought by Invergordon Distillers; Invergordon is later bought by Whyte & Mackay, which mothballs the Tullibardine Distillery in 1994.

It's only in 2003 that Tullibardine rises again after being bought by a consortium, whose idea was to create a retail park using part of the site and take advantage of its convenient position.

In 2011 the company sells Tullibardine Distillery and the retail center to a French wine and spirit group, Picard, which owns the Highland Queen and Muirhead's brands.

In 2013 a total revamp of the whisky range takes place at Tullibardine Distillery and a newly repackaged range of single malts is introduced.

Old Tullibardine whiskies were known to be oily, with floral and nutty notes; new Tullibardine range of whiskies keeps the light, floral and malty character, but the intensive wood usage makes it a bit difficult to determine a specific character for the distillery.

  • 1949 William Delmé-Evans founds the Tullibardine Distillery
  • 1953 The Tullibardine distillery is sold to Brodie Hepburn Ltd
  • 1971 Invergordon Distillers buys Brodie Hepburn Ltd
  • 1973 Number of stills increase to four
  • 1993 Whyte & Mackay (owned by Fortune Brands) buys Invergordon Distillers
  • 1994 Tullibardine is mothballed
  • 1996 Whyte & Mackay changes name to JBB
  • 2001 JBB is bought out from Fortune Brands by management and changes name to Kyndal
  • 2003 A consortium buys Tullibardine for £1.1 million. On December, production starts
  • 2005 Tullibardine releases 3 wood finishes and a John Black selection
  • 2007 5 different wood finishes and few single cask vintages are released
  • 2011 Picard buys the Tullibardine Distillery
  • 2015 A 60yo is released

Tullibardine Distillery is equipped with a 6 ton stainless steel sami-lauter mash tun, 9 stainless steeel washbacks with a minimum fermentation of 52 hours and 2 pairs of stills.
Tullibardine total capacity is estimated to 2.5 million litres.

The core products consist of:

  • Sovereign
  • 225 Sauternes finish
  • 228 Burgundy finish
  • 500 Sherry finish
  • 20 yo and 25yo
  • 60yo
  • Vintage 1970
  • 2004 Vintage
  • The Murray

Image source: Tullibardine Official Website