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Dalwhinnie Whisky distillery, Scotland's highest distillery at 326 metres was
established in 1897. It was originally
named the Strathspey distillery by the
group who founded it. The group started
production in 1898 but unfortunately
they went bankrupt the same
The distillery was then sold and
the new owner renamed it Dalwhinnie. In 1905
the distillery was taken over by the American
company Cook & Bernheimer. The
American distiller wanted Dalwhinnie
malt whisky to use in the production of blended whiskies
for the American market. This was the first American investment
in the Scotch whisky industry.
American ownership continued until
the start of prohibition in the United States
in 1920, when the distillery returned to
a Scottish owner, Lord James Calder who
was a major shareholder of
Macdonald Greenlees whisky blenders.
MacDonald Greenlees was taken over by DCL
and Dalwhinnie then became part
of another blenders group, James Buchanan
who was famous for his Black & White blended whisky.
The distillery was damaged by fire in
1934 and was reopened after repairs in 1938.
it only opened for
a short time because of the onset of the second World War
which made whisky production impossible
due to the lack of barley. It reopened
again after the war in
1947. Very few changes have happened to the
distillery since, except the suppression of the
malting floors in 1968.
Dalwhinnie has become
famous worldwide because of its present owners,
United Distillers & Vintners. They included the
smooth tasting Dalwhinnie malt in their
very popular famous
series of "Classic
which they launched in 1988.
The other Classic Malts in the series
Dalwhinnie Tasting Notes
has a little bit of everything, peat,
honey and backbone. A classic malt for
everyone. Dalwhinnie is known for its
smooth style. Smooth malts are likely to
hold more sweetness than saltiness and
tend to be more creamy than dry.
15 Year Old Single Malt.
Wholemeal and honey quality to the nose
and slightly smoky.
Smooth, soft and lasting flavours of
heather, honey sweetness and vanilla
followed by deeper citrus-fruit flavours
and hints of malted bread.
Long smooth, lingering, surprisingly
intense finish that starts sweetly, then
gives way to smoke, peat and malt.
Fragrance of Oloroso sherry, heather
A sweetness on the lips, moving to
well-defined malt cask-wood flavours.
Rich, longer than usual, honey finish
with hints of sweet oak.
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Dalwhinnie offer you the following choice
of single malts:
- Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Single Malt.
- Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1989.
- 1973 29 Year Old Special Release.
- 1966 36 Year Old Very Special Release.
- Centenary 15 Year Old Special
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