About Fettercairn Whisky Distillery
2 300 000 litres
Fettercairn, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire
Whyte & Mackay Ltd (United Spirits)
Sir Alexander Ramsay, owner of Fasque Estate, founds the distillery.
The first licensee is James Stewart & Co.
Sir Alexander Ramsay sells Fasque Estate and the distillery to Sir John Gladstone.
A fire erupts and the distillery is forced to close for repairs.
Thomas Gladstone dies and his son John Robert takes over. The distillery reopens after the fire.
The company is close to liquidation and John Gladstone buys out the other investors.
he distillery is mothballed.
The distillery is bought by Associated Scottish Distillers Ltd. Production restarts.
The maltings discontinues.
The stills are increased from two to four.
The distillery is bought by Tomintoul-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd owned by W. & S. Strong & Co. and Hay & McLeod & Co.
Tomintoul-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd is bought by Whyte & Mackay Distillers Ltd.
The mega group of companies Lonrho buys Whyte & Mackay.
Lonrho sells to Brent Walker Group plc.
A visitor centre opens.
American Brands Inc. buys Whyte & Mackay for £160 million.
Whyte & Mackay and Jim Beam Brands merge to become JBB Worldwide.
Kyndal Spirits, a company formed by managers at Whyte & Mackay, buys Whyte & Mackay from JBB Worldwide.
The whisky undergoes a major makeover including new bottle, new packaging and the name which is changed from Old Fettercairn to Fettercairn 1824.
Kyndal Spirits changes name to Whyte & Mackay.
United Spirits buys Whyte & Mackay. A 23 year old single cask is released.