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Dalwhinnie Distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery located in the picturesque Speyside region. It was founded in 1897 and has been a major producer of single malt whisky ever since.
The history of Dalwhinnie Distillery dates back to the late 19th century. The distillery was founded in 1897 by the brothers John and George Sellar. They used the then newly built railway line to transport their whiskies to other regions of Scotland and also to England.
In the first years, the business was very successful, but soon after, the distillery had to close due to the economic depression in the 1920s. After a few years of inactivity, the distillery was finally taken over by the whisky company Distillers Company Limited (DCL) in 1934. During the Second World War, production was temporarily halted to make way for a radar station.
In the following decades, the distillery was continuously modernised and expanded to keep up with the increasing demand for whisky. Finally, in 1968, the last coal firing was abandoned and the distillery switched to electric heating.
The distillery is situated at an altitude of 326 metres above sea level, making it the highest distillery in Scotland. This circumstance also has an influence on the production of the whisky: Due to the cooler temperatures, the whisky matures more slowly and thus develops a unique taste.
The distillery's striking building is constructed of light-coloured sandstone and thus blends in perfectly with the surrounding landscape. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the distillery and learn more about the whisky making process. There is also the opportunity to take part in a tasting of the different types of whisky.
The Dalwhinnie whisky is characterised by its mild taste, which is accompanied by a subtle smokiness. The whisky is made from a combination of malted barley and spring water. Today, the Dalwhinnie Distillery is part of the whisky group Diageo and produces several million litres of whisky annually. Nevertheless, the production is still very traditional and care is taken to preserve the unique taste of Dalwhinnie whisky. The distillery is a popular destination for tourists who want to experience the picturesque landscape and traditional craftsmanship.