About Caperdonich Whisky Distillery
2 200 000 litres
Chivas Brothers (Pernod Ricard)
Rothes, Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 7BN
The distillery is founded by James Grant and is named Glen Grant Number 2 Distillery after the neighbouring sister distillery Glen Grant.
The Pattison crash shakes the industry and the distillery closes.
It reopens with The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries as owners. According to law two distilleries cannot bear the same name so it is changed to Caperdonich.
The number of stills are increased from two to four.
Seagrams buys The Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd (the new, shortened name) and forms Chivas and Glenlivet Group. Longmorn, Benriach, Glen Grant and The Glenlivet are also included in the deal.
Pernod Ricard and Diageo take over Seagram Spirits & Wine, the Chivas Group becomes part of Pernod Ricard.
The distillery is mothballed.
A 16 year old from 1988 is launched.