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Convalmore - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Quatrième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: silent (1985) - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1894
Address: Dufftown, Banffshire - Phone:
Web: - More info: Distillery Profile by MM’s Luc Timmermans - Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
Convalmore 24 yo 1978/2003 (59.4%, Rare Malts)
90 points - Last tasted: December 7, 2004 - Tasting notes: here
Convalmore

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Tea Caramel Malty Liquorice Smoky Metallic Grainy Mint Herbal Apple skin


MM Distillery profile:
The Convalmore distillery lies in the heart of Speyside, between Glenfiddich and Craigellachie. It was founded in 1893 or 1894 by the Convalmore-Glenlivet Distillery Co Ltd. and changed hands in 1905 or 1906. The new owners, James Buchanan & Co Ltd. had to rebuild the distillery after a fire in 1909. They felt adventurous, because they experimented with continuous distillation of malt spirit. This special column still was removed again in 1916. As far as I know, Convalmore operated up until 1985 when it was closed down. Ownership of the buildings and the surrounding site transferred from United Distillers to Wm. Grant & Sons in 1990, but ... More on Malt Madness.

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - vintage
  • Convalmore 28 yo 1977/2005 (57.9%, OB) - 261205
  • Convalmore 36 yo 1977/2013 (58%, OB, Special Release, 2680 bottles) - 181213
  • Convalmore 24 yo 1978/2003 (59.4%, Rare Malts) - 071204
Cadenhead
  • Convalmore-Glenlivet 26 yo 1977/2003 (46%, Cadenhead's, Sherry butt) - no notes - 87
  • Convalmore-Glenlivet 30 yo 1977/2007 (61.6%, Cadenhead) - 071210
  • Convalmore-Glenlivet 36 yo 1977/2013 (58.2%, Cadenhead, small batch, hogshead, 288 bottles) - 120813
  • Convalmore-Glenlivet 26 yo 1981 (46%, Cadenhead, Original Collection, sherry, +/-2007) - 120813
Chieftain's
  • Convalmore 15 yo 1983 (43%, Chieftain's) - no notes - 78
Douglas Laing
  • Convalmore 32 yo 1975/2008 (48%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, refill hogshead, ref #4246, 202 bottles) - 181213
  • Convalmore 30 yo 1976/2007 (44.1%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, DL ref #3520, 192 bottles) - 120813
  • Convalmore 22 yo 1978/2008 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, 336 bottles) - 120813
Dun Bheagan
  • Convalmore 28 yo 1975/2004 (44.9%, Dun Bheagan, cask #3756, 252 bottles) - 040307
  • Convalmore 15 yo 1983/1998 (43%, Dun Bheagan Collection) - 040307
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Convalmore 12 yo 1969 (40%, G&M CC, Old Brown Label) - 120405
  • Convalmore 1969/1991 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice) - 120813
  • Convalmore 23 yo 1984/2008 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice, refill sherry hogshead) - 120813
Signatory
  • Convalmore 14 yo 1983/1997 (43%, Signatory, cask #1639) - 120405
The Ultimate - Van Wees
  • Convalmore 16 yo 1981/1997 (43%, Ultimate) - no notes - 78
Various IB
  • Convalmore 31 yo 1975/2006 (46.9%, Enjoy Whisky, 268 bottles) - 120813
  • Convalmore 1981 (40%, Strathblair Collection, 2004) - 261205