Dalwhinnie Highland Whisky Distillery
Like many distilleries there is some debate about whether Dalwhinnie should be regarded as a Speyside or Highland whisky. Its location high in the Grampian mountain range on the very south west of Speyside and takes its water supply from Allt-an-t’sluic spring which is 2000ft above sea level. This is regarded as the highest water source for whisky production in Scotland. Opened by a syndicate in 1897 led by George Sellar and was questioned at the time why they would open in such a remote location where the average temperature is a rather cold 6 degrees centigrade, yes average. The reason they chose Dalwhinnie is likely to avoid competition which is fierce in Speyside and the local supply of peat.
They soon ran out of money and ownership went to John Sommerville & Co and AP Blyth & Sons in 1898 however they also couldn’t make the numbers work and it was bought out of administration by Cook & Bernheimer from across the pond. Dalwhinnie was the 1st Scottish distillery to fall into foreign hands but certainly not the last. By 1926 Dalwhinnie had fallen into the hands of Diageo via its predecessor Distillers Company Ltd.
Being part of Diageo’s classic Malt series it helped Dalwhinnie become better known and it even reached the dizzy heights of being in the top 15 best-selling malt whisky.
Taste: The 15 years old is good for those starting out in whisky drinking. A smooth and light medium whisky with fruity taste and dry to finish.
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