About Knockando Whisky Distillery
1 290 000 litres
John Thompson founds the distillery which is administered by Knockando-Glenlivet Distillery Company. The architect is Charles Doig.
Production starts in May.
The distillery closes in March and
W. & A. Gilbey purchases the distillery for £3 500 and production restarts in October.
W. & A. Gilbey merges with United Wine Traders (including Justerini & Brooks) and forms International Distillers & Vintners (IDV).
Floor maltings is decommissioned.
The number of stills is increased from two to four.
IDV is acquired by Watney Mann who, in its turn, is taken over by Grand Metropolitan.
Justerini & Brooks launches a 12 year old Knockando.
Grand Metropolitan and Guinness merge and form Diageo; simultaneously IDV and United Distillers merge to United Distillers & Vintners.