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Royal Brackla

Royal Brackla

Owner:                            Region/district:                       

John Dewar & Sons           Highlands

(Bacardi)

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1812            Active           4 000 000 litres

Address: Cawdor, Nairn, Nairnshire IV12 5QY

Tel:                         website:

01667 402002           -

History:

1812 – The distillery is founded by Captain William Fraser.

 1835 – Brackla becomes the first of three distilleries allowed to use ‘Royal’ in the name.

 1852 – Robert Fraser & Co. takes over the distillery.

 1898 – The distillery is rebuilt and Royal Brackla Distillery Company Limited is founded.

 1919 – John Mitchell and James Leict from Aberdeen purchase Royal Brackla.

 1926 – John Bisset & Company Ltd takes over.

 1943 – Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) buys John Bisset & Company Ltd and thereby acquires Royal Brackla.

 1966 – The maltings closes.

 1970 – Two stills are increased to four.

 1985 – The distillery is mothballed.

 1991 – Production resumes.

 1993 – A 10 year old Royal Brackla is launched in United Distillers´ Flora & Fauna series.

 1997 – UDV spends more than £2 million on improvements and refurbishing.

 1998 – Bacardi–Martini buys Dewar´s from Diageo.

 2004 – A new 10 year old is launched.

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