About Dailuaine Whisky Distillery
3 370 000 litres
Carron, Banffshire AB38 7RE
The distillery is founded by William Mackenzie.
William Mackenzie dies and his widow leases the distillery to James Fleming, a banker from Aberlour.
William Mackenzie’s son forms Mackenzie and Company with Fleming.
Rebuilding transforms the distillery into one of the largest in the Highlands.
Charles Doig builds his and Scotland’s first pagoda roof on Dailuaine.
Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd is founded.
Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd merges with Talisker Distillery Ltd and forms Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd. Imperial Distillery, built by Thomas Mackenzie the previous year, and a grain distillery in Aberdeen are also incorporated.
Thomas Mackenzie dies without heirs.
Dailuaine-Talisker Company Ltd is bought by the previous customers John Dewar & Sons, John Walker & Sons and James Buchanan & Co.
A fire rages and the pagoda roof collapses. The distillery is forced to close.
The distillery reopens.
Distillers Company Limited (DCL) takes over.
Refurbishing. The stills increase from four to six and a Saladin box replaces the floor maltings.
Indirect still heating through steam is installed.
On-site maltings is closed down and malt is purchased centrally.
The first official bottling, a 16 year old, is launched in the Flora & Fauna series.
A 22 year old cask strength from 1973 is launched as a Rare Malt.
A cask strength version of the 16 year old is launched.
A 17 year old Manager´s Dram matured in sherry casks is launched.