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Aultmore

The distillery was built in 1895 by Benrinnes-owner Alexander Edward, who sited it just north of Keith in the heart of Speyside. Just two years later, the company was under the management of Oban & Aultmore Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd and production was greatly increased with the addition of a steam engine to power the facilities - in fact the distillery would employ the ten horsepower steam engine twenty-four hours a day for the next seventy years.

Following the Pattison Crisis, Aultmore (pronounced ‘Ollt-MORE’) closed for several years. The distillery briefly reopened in 1903, but was forced into closure once more owing to the barley shortage during the First World War. In 1923, the distillery was acquired by John Dewar & Sons for £20,000 and, two years later, became part of Distillers Company Limited, today a subsidiary of Diageo.

In 1969, Aultmore switched from steam to electricity and a further two years later increased its capacity and doubled its stills to four. The original steam engines are still on display at the distillery. Aultmore, which derives from the Scotch Gaelic for ‘Big burn’, takes its water from the Burn of Auchinderran. The great majority of the spirit produced at Aultmore is used in Dewar’s blended products, but following Bacardi’s acquisition of the company an official twelve year-old bottling was released in 2004. There have been independent bottlings from bottlers including Blackadder and Douglas Laing.

Aultmore Whisky Distillery

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About Aultmore Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01542 881800

Distillery Founded

1896

Distillery Capacity

2 900 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

John Dewar & Sons (Bacardi)

Distillery Address

Keith, Banffshire

1896

Alexander Edward, owner of Benrinnes and co-founder of Craigellachie Distillery builds Aultmore.

1897

Production starts.

1898

Production is doubled; the company Oban & Aultmore Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd manages Aultmore.

1923

Alexander Edward sells Aultmore for £20,000 to John Dewar & Sons.

1925

Dewar’s becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).

1930

The administration is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).

1971

The stills are increased from two to four.

1991

UDV launches a 12-year old Aultmore in the Flora & Fauna series.

1996

A 21 year old cask strength is marketed as a Rare Malt.

1998

Diageo sells Dewar’s and Bombay Gin to Bacardi for £1 150 million.

2004

A new official bottling is launched

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A 9 year old, single cask Aultmore aged in a sherry butt before bottling for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range as a Cigar Malt. Full of flavour and perfect for pairing with a medium-bodied Cuban…  More info
This was distilled at the Aultmore distillery in 1982. It was aged for 29 years in cask 2221 and it was bottled at cask strength by Adelphi in 2011. A release of 236 bottles.  More info
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This Aultmore was bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd of St James' in 2011 and at natural cask strength.  More info
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This was distilled at the Aultmore distilled in Autumn of 2000. It was aged for 11 years in a refill butt before bottling in Autumn of 2011 for the Provenance range.  More info
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Aultmore is Gaelic for 'Big Burn' and is a popular blending whisky, however it also makes for a great single malt and 'That Boutique-y Whisky Company' snapped up some for this delicious...  More info
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This Aultmore was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2011 by independent bottlers Gordon& MacPhail of Elgin, Scotland.  More info
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Autumnal Aultmore (in that it was distilled in autumn) 5 year old single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Douglas Laing for the Provenance collection. It was matured in two Sherry casks which have...  More info
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Distilled in Aultmore in 1982 and aged in cask 2224 before bottling by Berry Brothers and Rudd in 2011.  More info
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A tasty single cask Aultmore from Wemyss Malts, this was distilled in 1982 and aged for 30 years in an American hogshead before bottling. The result is a release of 272 bottles with a distinct palate...  More info
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Batch 3 of the ever popular Boutique-y Aultmore! Why so popular you ask? Well, on top of being delicious it has a Velociraptor fighting a Shark on the label. A Velociraptor. Fighting. A...  More info
This is the second batch of the very popular Aultmore from That Boutique-y Whisky Company - an independent bottler of small batches of whisky from some of Scotland's finest distilleries. Each whisky...  More info
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