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Benrinnes Scotch Whisky Distillery

Benrinnes Distillery, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 9NN
Tel: +44 (0)1479 874600

Benrinnes Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsDiageo
Location Speyside
Water source The Scurran and Rowantree Burns.
Stills 2 x wash stills and 4 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 3,600,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

knockdhu distillery
spirit safe

Benrinnes Distillery History
1826 First established.
1829 Washed away by the great floods.
1835 Current distillery established by William Smith & Co.
1864 David Edward takes over.
1922 Acquired by John Dewar & Sons Ltd.
1925 Became part of Distiller Company Ltd (DCL).
1930 Became part of Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD).
1955 Renovated.
1964 Floor maltings replaced by Saladin maltings.
1966 Stills increased from 3 to 6.
1991 First released as a single malt.
2007 Triple distillation abandoned

Benrinnes Distillery Comments
Employs a rare partial triple distillation process.
Long time contributor to Crawford blended Scotch whiskies (A.A. Crawford licensee).

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