About Benrinnes Whisky Distillery
2 540 000 litres
The first Benrinnes distillery is built at Whitehouse Farm by Peter McKenzie.
A flood destroys the distillery.
A new distillery, Lyne of Ruthrie, is constructed a few kilometres from the first one. The owner John Innes files for bankruptcy and William Smith & Company takes over.
William Smith & Company goes bankrupt and David Edward becomes the new owner.
Benrinnes is ravaged by fire which prompts major refurbishment and rebuilding including electrification. David Edward dies and his son Alexander Edward takes over. Alexander also founds the distilleries Dallas Dhu, Aultmore and Craigellachie and purchases Oban.
John Dewar & Sons takes over ownership.
John Dewar & Sons becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
DCL transfers management and operations to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
– The distillery is completely rebuilt.
Floor maltings is replaced by a Saladin box.
The number of stills doubles to six.
The Saladin box is taken out of service and the malt is purchased centrally.
The first official bottling from Benrinnes is a 15 year old in the Flora & Fauna series.
United Distillers releases a 21 year old cask strength in their Rare Malts series.