Auchnagie Distillery, later known as the Tullymet existed for nearly a hundred years , from 1812 to 1911 . Auchnagie said to be Gaelic, Achadh na Gaoidhe . and means " wind of the fields ." It was through his lifetime at least seven different owners and was making a large part of the time. It was located near the small village Tulliemet , about 6 miles south east of Pitlochry in Perthshire. Tulliemet could boast of having three distilleries - Milton of Tulliemet , Braes of Tulliemet and Auchnagie . The exact location of where Auchnagie Distillery once stood is a little confusing, but recent search seemed to have localized spot. Auchnagie got its water supply by constructing a water pool next to the distillery - the remains of this can be seen to this day and has helped to locate the præsise location ( the pool is visible on the Google Map ) . The water had a very high mineral content , as it naturally filtered through peat moss and granite. It should after signing be very good at Malt Whisky . Auchnagie made his turf from the ground close to the distillery adjacent to Loch Broom. Commercial yeast was not available before 1870 , although its influence on fermentation was known and we therefore used homemade yeast culture made from potatoes and sugar. In the 19th century it was common to destillationskedlerne listed inside the finished buildings . This meant that the boilers were often quite small and there was more contact between whiskey and copper than there are today.
The production depended largely on how many months of the year it was possible to distil . It was very dependent on local barley and more importantly the supply of water was then a limiting factor. It is believed to Auchnagie in 1987 had a total capacity of 24,000 galon alcohol. Auchnagie could usually only distills the period from September to May and production was therefore a maximum of 19,000 galon alcohol a year. These figures correspond to 2111 gallons per month or modern measurement to 9288 liters, which today would be around 77 Bourbon barrels . month . Whisky distilled in the early 19th century was generally not stored but there is evidence that Auchnagie stored their whiskey in a period of "Never less than 5 years."
The last owner at a distillery was Perth -based John Dewar and Sons Ltd who chose to close the distillery in 1911.