Dailuaine Speyside Whisky
Owner: Region/district: Diageo Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1852 Active 3 400 000 litres
Address: Carron, Banffshire AB38 7RE
01340 872500 www.malts.com
1852 – The distillery is founded by William Mackenzie.
1865 – William Mackenzie dies and his widow leases the distillery to James Fleming, a banker from Aberlour.
1879 – William Mackenzie’s son forms Mackenzie and Company with Fleming.
1891 – Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd is founded.
1898 – Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd merges with Talisker Distillery Ltd and forms Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd.
1915 – Thomas Mackenzie dies without heirs.
1916 – Dailuaine-Talisker Company Ltd is bought by the previous customers John Dewar & Sons, John Walker & Sons and James Buchanan & Co.
1917 – A fire rages and the pagoda roof collapses. The distillery is forced to close.
1920 – The distillery reopens.
1925 – Distillers Company Limited (DCL) takes over.
1960 – Refurbishing. The stills increase from four to six and a Saladin box replaces the floor maltings.
1965 – Indirect still heating through steam is installed.
1983 – On site maltings is closed down and malt is purchased centrally.
1991 – The first official bottling, a 16 year old, is launched in the Flora & Fauna series.
1996 – A 22 year old cask strength from 1973 is launched as a Rare Malt.
1997 – A cask strength version of the 16 year old is launched.
2000 – A 17 year old Manager´s Dram matured in sherry casks is launched.
2010 – A single cask from 1997 is released.
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