About Brackla Whisky Distillery
3 900 000 litres
Cawdor, Nairn, Nairnshire IV12 5QY
John Dewar & Sons
Brackla becomes the first of three distilleries allowed to use ‘Royal’ in the name.
Robert Fraser & Co. takes over the distillery.
The distillery is rebuilt and Royal Brackla Distillery Company Limited is founded.
John Mitchell and James Leict from Aberdeen purchase Royal Brackla.
John Bisset & Company Ltd takes over.
Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) buys John Bisset & Company Ltd and thereby acquires Royal Brackla.
The maltings closes.
Two stills are increased to four.
The distillery is mothballed.
A 10 year old Royal Brackla is launched in United Distillers´ Flora & Fauna series.
UDV spends more than £2 million on improvements and refurbishing.
Bacardi–Martini buys Dewar´s from Diageo.
A new 10 year old is launched.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde