Rebuilt 1884-87. In 1885 it had eight washbacks, 5,000 gallons each. Three old pot stills. The Wash Still 1,500 gallons, and the two Spirit Stills, each 700 gallons. Also had a cooperage. In 1889 the first pagoda roof were built. On fire 1917. Opens again 1920. Major renovations 1959-60 and expands from four to six pot stills. The floor-malting gets replaced with a Saladin-box. The pot stills gets steam-heated 1964. The Saladin-box closes 1982 or 1983. A full-lauter mash tun was installed 1993. Some of the condensers used to be made of stainless steel (for a sulphury style) but since a few years all are made of cooper.

Dailuaine (SMWS41).
William Mackenzie 1852-65, Jane Mackenzie 1865-79, Mackenzie & Co. 1879-90, Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd. 1890-98, Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Co. Ltd. 1898-1916, Dewar’s, DCL, W.P. Lowrie, and John Walker & Son 1917-25, DCL 1925, today Diageo plc.


United Distillers (UD) is the new owner since 1987

New owner  •  1987  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

The saladin box was mothballed

Just text  •  1983  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


The heating of the stills is changed to steam heating

Just text  •  1964  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Complete renovation

Just text  •  1960  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Er opened a new still in 1960

New still  •  1960  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Two additional stills are installed.

A Saladin box has been installed.

Just text  •  1960  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Distillers Company Limited (DCL) is the new owner since 1925

New owner  •  1925  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Production resumes

Just text  •  1920  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

A fire destroyed the pagoda

Just text  •  1917  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Production stopped

Just text  •  1917  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Distillery details

  • Country
  • Status
  • Founded
  • Owner
  • Spirit stills
  • Wash stills
  • Capacity per year
    5200000 Liters

Whisky Details

Distillery location

Carron, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 7RE
Scotland Speyside


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