About Dalwhinnie Whisky Distillery
2 200 000 litres
John Grant, George Sellar and Alexander Mackenzie from Kingussie commence building the facilities. The first name is Strathspey and the construction work amounts to £10,000.
Production starts in February. The owners encounter financial troubles after a few months and John Somerville & Co and A P Blyth & Sons take over in November and change the name to Dalwhinnie. The architect Charles Doig is called in to make some improvements.
America’s largest distillers, Cook & Bernheimer in New York, buys Dalwhinnie for £1,250 at an auction. This marks the first time a foreign company takes ownership of a Scottish distillery. The administration of Dalwhinnie is placed in the newly formed company James Munro & Sons.
Macdonald Greenlees & Willliams Ltd headed by Sir James Calder buys Dalwhinnie.
Macdonald Greenlees & Williams Ltd is bought by Distillers Company Ltd (DCL) which licences Dalwhinnie to James Buchanan & Co.
Operations are transferred to Scottish Malt Distilleries (SMD).
The distillery is closed after a fire in February.
The distillery opens again.
The maltings is decommissioned.
A complete refurbishing takes place.
Dalwhinnie 15 years becomes one of selected six in United Distillers´ Classic Malts.
A visitor centre is constructed.
The distillery closes and goes through a major refurbishment costing £3.2 million.
The distillery opens in March.
Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1980 (oloroso) is introduced for the first time. The other five in The Classic Malts, each with a different finish, are also introduced as Distillers Editions for the first time.
A 36 year old is released.
A 29 year old is released.
A 20 year old is released.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde