Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Situated on open land just off the A9 from Perth to Inverness, Dalwhinnie is one of the most strikingly picturesque of Scotland's distilleries. Built in 1897, at 1,073 feet, Dalwhinnie distillery is also one of the highest in Scotland.
Dalwhinnie’s whisky is made in the coldest distillery in Scotland, and using the highest mountain water source: Lochan an Doire-Uaine, 2,000 feet up in the Drumochter Hills. This pure spring water flows over local peat through Allt an t’Sluic, the distillery burn. The result is a light, heathery Speyside single malt; known as the gentle spirit.
Dalwhinnie was named as Diageo's Highland Classic Malt in 1987, however it has since been officially classified as a Speyside whisky by The Scottish Whisky Regulations in 2009.
Dalwhinnie gets its name from the Gaelic Dail-coinneeamh, which translates as "plain of meetings." This is referring to the meeting of ancient cattle drovers' routes through the mountains.
Dalwhinnie is also an official weather station, picking up their record low temperatures.
John Grant of Grantown-on-Spey, George Sellar of Kingussie, and designer Alexander Mackenzie raised the funds to establish the distillery, then named Strathspey Distillery. Five owners in 30 years followed, before James Buchanan & Co. bought it in 1926. It was modernised in 1968-72 and re-fitted 1995-96, with the traditional worm tubs retained – adding a meaty character to the spirit.
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