|Location :||Findhorn, Forres, Morrayshire.|
East of an unclassified road which forks south of the A940 on the southern outskirts of Forres.
|Type :||Malt - Highland Speyside.|
|Distillery :||Dallas Dhu Distillery|
Mannachie Road, Forres, Morayshire IV36 0RR
Phone : ?
Distillery closed in 1983 but can be reinstated.
Visitors : (There is a living museum under the stewardship of historic Scotland.)
Phone : 01309-676548
April to September from 09.30 to 18.30 : \L\1.30 pm), last admission at 18.00 - Sunday 14.00 to 18.30.
October to Marts from 09.30 to 16.30, last admission at 16.00. Sunday 14.00 to 18.30
Closed Thu PM and Friday.
(Visitors per year : 18.000)
|Founded :||1899 (No longer licensed)|
|Owner :||United Distillers (in the care of historic Scotland)|
|Water :||Altyre Burn|
Dallas Dhu :They used ex-bourbon and sherry casks.
The distillery had 1 wash still and 1 spirit still.
From the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
Originally to be called Dallasmore in 1898, the plans for the new distillery, designed by local Elgin architect Charles Doig, caused much correspondence in the local paper, the Forres Gazette. This included some verses from a local councillor. The fillings were eventually advertised as Dallas Dhu in November 1899, when it came on stream. One of several distilleries on the estate of the local laird, Alexander Edward, who in 1900 sold the distillery to the proprietors of Roderick Dhu, a whisky brand popular at the turn of the last century.
The stillhouse was burned down on 9 April, 1939 and it did not re- open until 1947. It closed in 1983 and the licence was cancelled in 1992. The distillery buildings were handed over by Scottish Malt Distillers to the Historic Buildings and Monuments department of the Scottish Office who now run them as a model example of a distillery on the tourist trail.
It is still possible to obtain special bottlings from old casks, although supplies of the whisky are now dwindling all the time. Dallas Dhu is a perfectly preserved example of what a small Highland distillery would have been like at the turn of the century. Had its water supply been more plentiful, it is most likely that the distillery would have been one of the ones chosen for expansion in recent years.
As it is, its single pair of old stills has been preserved, as have all the old plant and machinery and the fine old distillery buildings.
Built in a hollow to the east of an unclassified road which forks south of the A940 on the southern outskirts of Forres.
Water from the Altyre Burn (known locally as the Scourie Burn).
|Dallas Dhu bottling|
|Age :||10 years old.|
|Type :||Single Highland Malt||Price :||?|
|Remark :||Sorry no Dallas Dhu remarks at present time.|
|Dallas Dhu bottling|
|Age :||12 years old.|
|Type :||Single Highland||Price :||?|
|Remark :||Also available as Connoisseurs Choice from the 1971 distilling.|
|LINKS..........||to official Dallas Dhu or related web pages.|
|URL :||None at present time.|
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