INFO SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Date distilled Aug 75 Date bottled May 03 Society Cask code 45.12 Outturn 188 Bottles The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Lèith, Edinburgh. 'Pineapple Sunshine'.
29 years old
INFO SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Society Cask code 45.14 Date Distilled Aug 75 Date Bottled Mar 05 Outturn 189 Bottles The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh 'Dregs of a coffee cup'
24 years old
58.3 % CASK STRENGHT RARE AULD SCOTCH WHISKY Speyside Scotch Whisky Unique Whiskies of Distinction date distilled 04.1981 date bottled 04.2005 cask no. 387 No Chill Filtartion or colouring of any kind 523 Numbered Bottles 523 Bottles Fons et Origo D.T.C. Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Aged 30 years
48,3 % SIGNATORY VINTAGE 1975 CASK STRENGHT COLLECTION Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled on: 15/08/1975 Bottled on: 16/01/2006 Matured in a Bourbon Barrel Cask No: 1495 181 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh
Aged 26 years
55,7 % CASK STRENGHT RARE AULD SCOTCH WHISKY Speyside Scotch Whisky Unique Whiskies of Distinction Fons et Origo D T C Date distilled: 04.1981 Cask no. 432 Date Bottled: 07.2007 204 Numbered Bottles No Chill Filtering or Colouring of any kind Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Aged 26 years
53,3 % CASK STRENGHT RARE AULD SCOTCH WHISKY Speyside Scotch Whisky Unique Whiskies of Distinction Fons et Origo D T C Date distilled: 04.1981 Cask no. 422 Date Bottled 06.2007 111 Numbered Bottles No Chill Filtering or Colouring of any kind Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire
31 years old
INFO SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Date Distilled Aug 75 Date Bottled Jul 07 Society Cask No. 45.21,
Cask Type Refill Barrel Outturn 166 Bottles The Scotch Malt Whisky Society The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh 'Fiery and sweet'
40 % Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1982 Bottled 2007 Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
Aged 32 years
47,9 % SIGNATORY VINTAGE CASK STRENGHT COLLECTION Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1975 Distilled on: 15/08/1975 Matured in a Bourbon Barrel Cask no. 1491 Bottled on; 21/08/2007 189 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd,
Aged 33 years
INFO SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY FROM A SINGLE CASK Society Single Cask no. 45.25 THE ANNIVERSARY 25 YEARS 1983 - 2008 Distilled August 1975 Cask Refill Barrel / Ex Bourbon 176 Bottles The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh ' The sting of a bee'
Aged 29 years
53.0 % CASK STRENGHT RARE AULD SCOTCH WHISKY Unique Whiskies of Distinction Fons et Origo D T C Est. 1938 Speyside Scotch Whisky Date distilled: 04.1981 Cask no: 388 Date bottled: 05.2010 271 Numbered bottles No Chill Filtering or Colouring of any kind Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly.
1 9 8 0 30 years old
46.0 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY RARE RESERVE Speyside Single Malt Distilled: 11/12/80 Matured in a Hogshead Cask no:2110 Bottled: 27/01/11 310 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL
INFO 34 years old 43 % Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1 9 7 9 Bottled 2 0 1 3 Bottled by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
DALLAS DHU 35 years old 40 % Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled 1 9 7 5 Bottled 2 0 1 0 Bottled by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
Dallas Dhuwas één van de distilleerderijen ontstaan met de medewerking vanAlexander Edwarden werdgebouwd op zijn landgoedSanqyarbijForres. Alexander Edwardwas ook betrokken bijBenrinnes, CraigellachieenAultmore. Dallas DhuenBenromachstonden op land dat in zijn bezit was.Dallas DhuisKeltischvoorzwart water.
Het stadjeDallasgaf ook zijn naam aan deAmerikaanseoliestadDallas in1845, door middel vanGeorge Dallas,vice president van deV.S.en nakomeling vanWilliam de Ripley, die de eigenaar van de nederzetting was in de 13e eeuw.
Dallas Dhuwerd gebouwd in1898voor Wright & Greig Ltd, whiskyblenders te Glasgow. Dallas Dhu kwam in 1899 in bedrijf.Wright & Greig Ltd was verkoopagent van de Auchtertool distilleerderij te Kircaldy omstreeks 1876.
Een paar jaar later begonnen ze met het blenden en hun bekendste merk was Roderick Dhu genoemd naar één van de hoofdpersonen in Sir Walter Scott's 'The Lady of the Lake'.Roderick Dhu werd vooral veel verkocht in Australië,Nieuw Zeeland en India. Roderick Dhu wordt nu nog alleen in de winkel van Dallas Dhu verkocht.
De plek voor Dallas Dhu was goed gekozen, goed water uit de Altyre Burn, gerst in de direkte omgeving en vlakbij een spoorlijn, Highland's Railway's Aviemore to Forres Line.Architekt was Charles Chree Doig.
Het was het hoogtepunt van de whiskyboom, er werden in die periode 19 distilleerderijen geopend in de Speyside.De instorting van de whiskymarkt, ingeluid door het frauduleus bankroet van de blenders Pattison te Leith was volledig.
Het kapitaal van Wright & Greig werd verminderd tot één derde in 1910. In 1919 ging Wright & Greig in liquidatie, zoals zoveel anderen.
Dallas Dhu werd gekocht door J.P. O'Brien, die de distilleerderij bijna onmiddelijk doorverkocht aan Benmore Distilleries Ltd, eigenaars van twee distilleerderijen in Campbeltown, Benmore en Lochhead en Lochindaal op Islay.
Benmore sloot in 1927, Lochhead in 1928 en Lochindaal in 1929.
In 1929 werd Benmore Distilleries Ltd overgenomen door The Distillers Company Ltd en ontmantelde de twee distilleerderijen te Campbeltown.
Dallas Dhu sloot van 1929 tot 1936. Dallas Dhu werd weer opgestart door The Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. De licentiehouders bleven Benmore Distilleries Ltd. In April 1939 brandde het ketelhuis uit met een schade van £ 7000. Tijdens de tweede wereldoorlog was Dallas Dhu gesloten. In 1947 werd Dallas Dhu weer opgestart. In 1963 kreeg Dallas Dhu nieuwe ketels.
In 1983 was Dallas Dhu één van de elf distilleerderijen die werd gesloten, als gevolg van overproduktie.Historic Buildings and Monuments Directorate zocht in die tijd naar een distilleerderij om te behouden voor de toekomst,Dallas Dhu werd hiervoor uitgezocht.
Reden voor deze beslissing was de heel originele staat van de distilleerderij. Dallas Dhu, hoewel één van de mooiste whiskies van Schotland werd Dallas Dhu niet vergroot in de voorspoedige jaren, en ook niet gemoderniseerd als gevolg van het eerste, omdat de waterhoeveelheid niet voldoende was om een grotere produktie te voeden.
Het water voor de distilleerderij komt van Altyre Burn. De Mah tun is 3.32 ton. De Wash backs (zes stuks) zijn elk groot 7500 liter. Er staat één Wash still van 6377 liter en één Spirit still van 5623 liter.
De plaats Dallas in de Verenigde Staten is vernoemd naar George Mifflin Dallas, wiens Schotse voorouders uit deze streek kwamen.
Dallas Dhu was built in the Highlands at the end of the nineteenth century during the years of unprecedented demand for Scotch whisky. Dallas Dhu is no longer in operation and this 24 year old is an exceptionally rare example of its single malt, distilled in a direct fired still. Is has hints of vanilla on the palate and a delightfully smooth warming finish. Naast Dallas Dhu werden in Maart 1995 ook St. Magdalene, Brora en Millburn uitgebracht in de Rare Malts Selection. October 2005 Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last. The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old. Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'. In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Releases series.
1898 Built by Alexander Edward Alexander Edward owned large expanses of land around Forres and both Dallas Dhu and Benromach were built on his lands Alexander Edward was also involved is the establishment of Aultmore, Benromach, Craigellachie and was for some years the owner of Benrinnes and Oban
Architect was Charles Doig It was first named Dallasmore
1899 Production startsThe distillery name is now Dallas Dhu ,Wright & Creig blenders of Roderick Dhu buys the distillery
1919 Dallas Dhu is sold to the blenders J.P.O. Brien & Co
1920 Benmore Distilleries Ltd, owners of Benmore, Lochead and Lochindaalbuys Dallas Dhu 1929 Distillers Company Limited, (D.C.L.) takes Benmore Distilleries Ltd over
1930 Dallas Dhu is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd (S.M.D.)Dallas Dhu is closed
1937 Dallas Dhu reopens
1938 The stillhouse is completely destroyed by a fire and the distillery is forcedto close
1947 Dallas Dhu reopens
1983 Production stops in March
1986 Historic Scotland purchases the distillery
1988 Dallas Dhu opens as a tourist attraction managed by Historic Scotland
1995 Dallas Dhu 24 years old and from 1970 is launched as a Rare Malt
1997 Dallas Dhu 1975, 21 years old is launched as a Rare Malt
Located on the outskirts of Forres, the picturesque Dallas Dhu Distillery was the last Scotch whisky distillery to be built in the 19th century and is very typical of many small distilleries of that time.
Designed by Alexander Edward of the Sanquhar estate outside Forres in 1898 the distillery, originally named "Dallasmore", features an iconic pagoda roof, designed by famous architect Charles C. Doig.
At the time of construction, the Scotch whisky industry was growing rapidly with sales of blended whiskies spreading across the British Empire.
Prior to production starting in 1899, the distillery was sold to the Glasgow blending company of Wright & Creig Ltd, and was to produce malt whisky for their populair ' Roderick Dhu ' blend.
It was then, during the change in ownership, that the distillery was renamed Dallas Dhu, with production commencing on 29th May 1899.
The first cask of whisky was filled on 3rd June 1899.
From 1919, the distillery experienced many changes in ownership, with J.P. O' Brien acquiring the distillery, only to sell it on two years later to Benmore Distillery in 1921.
Investing heavily in the distillery, developments to the site included the installation of electric lighting and mechanical switches for all of the wash backs.
The onset of the Great Depression forced yet another sale of the distillery in 1929, to Distillers Company. ( D.C. L.), who latterly closed the distillery in the 1930's.
Soon after the distillery reopened, it was badly damaged by fire on 9th April 1939.
This combined with the outbreak of World War II delayed the distillery's re-opening until 30th March 1947.
Significant investments in the 1960s and 1970s helped bring the distillery up to date, but economic pressures combined with an unreliable water supply forced the distillery to close.
The last barrel was filled on 16th March 1983, and the distillery's distilling license withdrawn In 1992.
The buildings at the distillery were reopened to the public in 1988, under what is now Historic Scotland, who now run the site as a visitor museum.
Water:Altyre Burn Mash tun:1 x 3.32 tonnes Washbacks: 6 x 7500 litres 1 x wash still x 6377 litres 1 x spirit still x 5623 ltres
Cooling water came from Blair's Burn Process water came from the Altyre Burn also named Scouri burn Dallas Dhu's barley was locally cultivated and was crushed by Vickers Mill, a convertedBoby Mill When in full production eack week 3.3 metric tones of grist went into 12 weekly mashes. The Mash tun with a copper lid had a capacity of 13000 litres
The 6 Wooden wash backs made from Oregon pine each with a capacity of 17000 litres
1 onion shaped wash still with a capacity of 18000 litres, and 1 onion shaped spirit still with a capacity of 17.400 litres
Both the wash- and spirit stills had features which contributed to a unique reflux profill - steep slanting shoulders and narrow nearly horizontal lyne arms
Cooling was by submerged worms.
Capacity was about 750.000 litres
Most whisky was for their blended whiskies Roderick Dhu and Benmore
This whisky is rarely seen, but when it does emerge from the shadows it shows a sweet fruited edge, some honey, oiliness and a wisp of peat smoke. Dallas, incidentally, is a hamlet close to Forres.
Dallas Dhu was the last of the Speyside distilleries to be connected with that great Victorian entrepreneur Alexander Edward [see Aultmore, Craigellachie, and Benromach], the site for the plant being on his estate. In 1898, he hired the legendary distillery architect Charles Doig to build the new plant and a year later it was in full production. The year after he had sold it to the blending firm Wright & Greig, whose brand was Roderick Dhu.
It passed into the hands of Benmore Distillers which became part of DCL in 1929. Wright & Greig itself followed suit and its old HQ in Glasgow would in time become the home of DCL’s engineering division.
Like many distilleries, it was silent throughout the 1930s – it also caught on fire in 1939 – and wasn’t operational again until 1947.
It was closed in 1983 and sold to Historical Scotland in 1986 who opened it as a distillery museum.
Dallas Dhu is built by Alexander Edward
The site is sold to Wright & Greig
The distillery is bought by J.P.O’Brien
Another change of hands sees Benmore Distilleries take control
Benmore is bought by DCL
Dallas Dhu becomes a part of SMD.
The distillery falls silent for six years
A distillery fire forces Dallas Dhu to close once again
Production restarts at the distillery
Dallas Dhu is closed for the last time
The site is sold to Historic Scotland who run it as a distilling museum
1986 - present (distillery)
1997 - present (brand)
1986 - 1997 (brand)
Distillers Company Limited
1929 - 1986
Benmore Distilleries Ltd
1921 - 1929
JP O'Brian & Co
1919 - 1921
Wright & Greig Ltd
1899 - 1919
1898 - 1899
SILENT SPEYSIDE DISTILLERY COULD REOPEN
Another of Scotland’s silent distilleries could be given a new lease of life after the Scottish government launched an appeal for third parties to develop the site.
Dallas Dhu distillery in Forres, Moray
Whisky resurrection: Dallas Dhu has been silent since 1983, but could be operational once more
Dallas Dhu distillery in Forres, Moray, closed in 1983 but has since been preserved as a distillery museum by government agency Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
Now HES is seeking investment and development ideas from interested individuals or companies, with the possibility of recommencing distilling.
Should Dallas Dhu restart whisky production, it will become the fourth silent distillery to reopen in recent years, following the redevelopment of Port Ellen, Brora and Rosebank.
A spokesperson for Historic Environment Scotland said: ‘Given the unique nature of the site, we are keen at this stage not to limit the scope of potential interest, so interested parties can apply either on their own, or as part of a group, as well as submitting ideas for different parts of the site.
‘The aim is to look at opportunities to explore different options to build on Dallas Dhu’s distinct heritage and offering, to encourage opportunities for use which will enhance the site and its existing visitor offer.’
Areas for development could include the storage of whisky casks in Dallas Dhu’s historic dunnage warehouse, an extension to the visitor experience, the introduction of a whisky academy, as well as the potential to distil whisky, gin, or rum on-site.
‘Once ideas have been submitted we will then move to create a short list and explore the ideas in more detail.’
Part of the Malt Whisky Trail, Dallas Dhu was built in 1898 by Victorian entrepreneur Alexander Edward, who also erected the Aultmore, Craigellachie and Benromach distilleries.
Shortly after opening, Dallas Dhu was sold onto a blending firm and eventually wound up in the ownership of Distillers Company Ltd, the precursor to Diageo.
Grain store: Dallas Dhu now functions as a distillery museum under HIstoric Environment Scotland
The distillery experienced long periods of closure during the early 1900s, staying closed for almost a decade following a serious fire in 1939.
During the whisky downturn of the 1980s, Dallas Dhu was eventually closed and sold to Historic Environment Scotland in 1986.
A spokesperson for Historic Environment Scotland added that the distillery is not expected to be sold in its entirety.
‘It is not anticipated that there will be any changes to the guardianship arrangement but rather we are keen to work with partners to explore avenues to maximise the potential of the site, building on its distinct heritage and origins,’ they said.
Richard Lochhead MSP, who campaigned to persuade HES to develop the site, said the proposals are ‘good news at long last’.
‘Dallas Dhu is spectacular and unique distillery and is also Scotland’s only historic distillery with the potential to restart production of a famous whisky at a time when the industry is booming,’ he said. ‘Not only that but there is scope for the site to play a wider role in the Scotch whisky sector and local tourism.
‘It is crying out for investment and is overflowing with opportunity.
‘I’ve already had exciting and creative ideas suggested by very serious players in the industry and hopefully now these can be taken forward soon and we can also have Dallas Dhu back on the shelves.’