Diageo Eastern Highlands
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1845 Active (vc) 450 000 litres
Address: Crathie, Ballater,
Aberdeenshire AB35 5TB
01339 742700 www.malts.com
1823 – James Robertson founds a distillery in Glen Feardan on the north bank of River Dee.
1826 – The distillery is burnt down by compe-titors but Robertson decides to establish a new distillery near the mountain Lochnagar.
1841 – This distillery is also burnt down.
1845 – A new distillery is built by John Begg, this time on the south bank of River Dee. It is named New Lochnagar.
1848 – Lochnagar obtains a Royal Warrant.
1882 – John Begg passes away and his son Henry Farquharson Begg inherits the distillery.
1896 – Henry Farquharson Begg dies.
1906 – The children of Henry Begg rebuild the distillery.
1916 – The distillery is sold to John Dewar & Sons.
1925 – John Dewar & Sons becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
1963 – A major reconstruction takes place.
2004 – A 30 year old cask strength from 1974 is launched in the Rare Malts series (6,000 bottles).
2008 – A Distiller´s Edition with a Moscatel finish is released.
2010 – A Manager´s Choice 1994 is released.
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