About Aberfeldy Whisky Distillery
3 500 000 litres
John Dewar & Sons (Bacardi)
John and Tommy Dewar embark on the construction of the distillery a stone’s throw from the old Pitilie distillery which was active from 1825 to 1867. Their objective is to produce a single malt for their blended whisky - White Label.
Production starts in November.
– The distillery closes.
Distillers Company Limited (DCL) takes over.
Operations are transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
Reconstruction takes place, the floor maltings is closed and the two stills are increased to four.
The first official bottling is a 15 year old in the Flora & Fauna series.
Bacardi buys John Dewar & Sons from Diageo at a price of £1,150 million. Five malt distilleries and Bombay Sapphire Gin are included in the purchase.
A visitor centre opens and a 25 year old is released to commemorate.
A 21 year old is launched in October, replacing the 25 year old.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde