Chivas Brothers Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1897 Active 4 500 000 litres
Address: Glentauchers, Keith,
Banffshire AB55 6YL
01542 860272 -
1897 – James Buchanan and W. P. Lowrie, a whisky merchant from Glasgow, found the distillery.
1898 – Production starts.
1906 – James Buchanan & Co. takes over the whole distillery and acquires an 80% share in W. P. Lowrie & Co.
1915 – James Buchanan & Co. merges with Dewars.
1923-25 – Mashing house and maltings are rebuilt.
1925 – Buchanan-Dewars joins Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
1930 – Glentauchers is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
1965 – The number of stills is increased from two to six.
1969 – Floor maltings is decommissioned.
1985 – DCL mothballs the distillery.
1989 – United Distillers (formerly DCL) sells the distillery to Caledonian Malt Whisky Distillers, a subsidiary of Allied Distillers.
1992 – Production recommences in August.
2000 – A 15 year old Glentauchers is released.
2005 – Chivas Brothers (Pernod Ricard) become the new owner through the acquisition of Allied Domecq.
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