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Dalwhinnie Scotch Whisky Distillery

Dalwhinnie Distillery, Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire PH19 1AB
Tel: +44 (0)1540 672219

Dalwhinnie Distillery General Information
Current Owners click text for detailsDiageo
Location Highland
Water source Lochan an Doire-Uaine
Stills 1 x wash still and 1 x spirit still
Capacity per year 2,200,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Dalwhinnie Distillery History


Founded and originally named Strathspey


Production began.
New owners rename distillery Dalwhinnie and call on Charles Doig to make improvements.


Cook & Bernheimer, New York


Sir James Calder (Macdonald Grennlees & Williams Ltd)


Distiller Company Ltd (DCL)


Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD)


Closed after fire



1968 Maltings decommissioned
1986 Dalwhinnie distillery was completely refurbished
1987 15yo becomes on of United Distillers & Vinters (UDV) "The Classic Malts"
1991 Visitor Centre opened
1992 Closed for extensive refurbishment
1995 The distillery reopens
1998 Distillers Edition 1980 released for first time
2002 36yo released
2003 29yo released
2006 20yo released

Dalwhinnie Distillery Comments
Major component of Buchanan blends
Scotland’s second highest distillery at 326m
Site shared with a Meteorological station – readings taken daily by the manager

Dalwhinnie Distillery Bottlings
click text for detailsDalwhinnie 15 Years Old
Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition

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Dalwhinnie Distillery Visitor Centre Information
Contact +44 (0)1540 672219
January – March Monday - Friday: 11am - 2pm
Tours at 11.15am, 12.15pm and 1pm
April - October Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 5pm
Sundays: 10am - 5pm
Tours regularly throughout the day
November - 16th December Mondays - Friday: 11am - 2pm
Tours at 11.15am, 12.15pm and 1pm
Admission charge £6
Comments Tours regularly throughout the day. To avoid disappointment please telephone in advance to check tour time availability.
Last Tour: 1 hour before above closing times.
Children under the age of 8 years old are welcome but are not permitted on the distillery tour.

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