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R. Thorne and Sons

From Graces Guide

of Lion House, 29 and 30, Tower Hill, London, E.C., Distillers, and at Greenock, Dublin, &c.

1831 Established at Greenock

1892 R. Thorne and Sons Limited was incorporated as a public company, with capital of £200,000, to amalgamate the businesses of that name in Greenock, London, Dublin, and Liverpool, also the Aberlour-Glenlivet Distillery, and the Greenock Distillery Company. The purpose of amalgamation was to allow the further development of its business as blenders and dealers in Scotch and Irish whiskies, and rectifiers and wine and spirit merchants and agents, bonded warehouse keepers and coopers, as well as the two distilleries.[1]

1920 It was reported that the company, who had "decided to go out of business", had sold their offices and bonded warehouses at Albert Harbour, Greenock to shipbuilders Harland and Wolff.[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette 13 June 1892
  2. Irish Independent 14 February 1920