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Dalwhinnie

Dalwhinnie distillery sits between the Grampian and Monadhliath mountain ranges of Inverness-Shire. Dalwhinnie is Scotland’s highest working distillery.

This remote location was chosen for the profusion of local peat, a wonderfully clean water source and, being in the central Highlands, lies not far from the Highland Railway Line. The Dalwhinnie distillery was founded at the very end of the 19th century and named Strathspey.

Following monetary hardship, the three founding members: Alexander Mackenzie, John Grant and George Stellar were forced to sell to John Sommerville & Co and A P Blyth & Sons, who changed the name to Dalwhinnie and employed the famed Charles Doig of Speyside to redesign parts of the distillery.

Today, the Dalwhinnie distillery serves a dual purpose. Malt whisky aside, Dalwhinnie is a station for the Meteorological Office and the manager must take daily readings for the temperature and the weather.

The Dalwhinnie distillery changed hands several times over the early 20th century, closing in 1934 following a fire in February of that same year and reopening once more in 1938. Dalwhinnie previously had its own floor maltings though they were shut down in 1968. Dalwhinnie is in Diageo hands and the drinks giant has included the distillery in the Classic Malts range, releasing a Distillers Edition matured in Oloroso casks.

In 1987, during a modernisation of the Dalwhinnie plant, the traditional worm tubs were removed and shell and tube condensers installed. However, eight years later the distillery was refitted and (hooray!) the traditional worm tubs were reinstated. The distillery celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1998, of course commemorating the occasion with a special centenary bottling of Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old.

2008 was the first time in many years that the full production capacity of Dalwhinnie was properly utilised. The number of 'mashes' was increased by 50%, from 10 to 15 mashes per week. 2015 saw the release of The Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold, the distillery’s first regular expression without an age statement.

Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Centenary

70cl, 56.1%

Bottled in 1998, this is a very rare cask-strength bottling from Dalwhinnie, made especially to celebrate the distillery's centenary. This was aged for 15 years before bottling.  More info

Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Centenary

Dalwhinnie 29 Year Old

70cl, 57.8%

A 29 year old cask strength bottling from the Dalwhinnie distillery, part of a recent range of well-matured cask strength bottlings, a pear-apple rich expression with dessert wine notes.  More info

Dalwhinnie 29 Year Old
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Dalwhinnie 1991 (bottled 2008) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 43%

Smooth, fruity and light malt from Dalwhinnie with the benefit of part-maturation in Oloroso sherry casks. Not necessarily 'better' than the standard 15yo, just a very different animal altogether.  More info

Dalwhinnie 1991 (bottled 2008) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
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Dalwhinnie 1990 (bottled 2007) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 43%

An Oloroso sherry finished expression from the Highland distillery, Dalwhinnie. This Distiller's Edition is a 14 year old single malt with beautiful herbal notes and a very wistful peat.  More info

Dalwhinnie 1990 (bottled 2007) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

Dalwhinnie 20 Year Old

70cl, 56.8%

A 20 year old from the Dalwhinnie distillery, just 4,200 bottles of this refill sherry matured whisky were released. The sherry notes are quite rich and the colour is indulgently deep.  More info

Dalwhinnie 20 Year Old
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Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old - 1980s

70cl, 43%

An old bottle of Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old, the Highland single malt Scotch whisky which is described on the label as being 'The Gentle Spirit' due to its light and elegant character (slightly different…  More info

Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old - 1980s

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