About Glentauchers Whisky Distillery
3 400 000 litres
Glentauchers, Keith, Banffshire AB55 6YL
James Buchanan and W. P. Lowrie, a whisky merchant from Glasgow, found the distillery. A company named Glentauchers Distillery Co. is also formed at the same time.
Buchanan offers to buy out Lowrie who is in financial difficulties.
James Buchanan & Co. takes over the whole distillery and acquires an 80% share in W. P. Lowrie & Co.
James Buchanan & Co. merges with Dewars.
– Mashing house and maltings are rebuilt.
Buchanan-Dewars joins Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
Glentauchers is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
The number of stills is increased from two to six.
Floor maltings is decommissioned.
DCL mothballs the distillery.
United Distillers (formerly DCL) sells the distillery to Caledonian Malt Whisky Distillers,
Production recommences in August.
A 15 year old Glentauchers is released.
Chivas Brothers (Pernod Ricard) become new owners through the acquisition of Allied Domecq.