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Port Ellen Distillery

Scotland — Islay

…ral MP for Stirling and served as the chairman of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. After John Ramsay’s death Port Ellen stayed in the hands of his family, but they sold their interest in the 1920s and it was acquired by DCL in 1925. DCL closed the distillery in 1929, but it continued to operate a maltings and bonded warehouses until it was re-opened with two more stills in 1966-67. In 1973 a large drum maltings was built that continues to s…


Pulteney Distillery

Scotland — Highland

…in consumers in the provincial towns of Scotland. The distillery remained in the possession of the Henderson family until 1920, when it was sold to James Watson & son who in turn were taken over by John Dewar & son. DCL purchased the distillery in 1925 only to cease production in 1930, in 1955 Robert Cumming purchased the distillery from DCL, this gave him two distilleries, Pulteney and Balblair Distillery, both now owned by Inver Ho…


Dailuaine Distillery

Scotland — Speyside

The Distillery was founded in 1852 by William Mackenzie. When he died in 1865 his widow leased the distillery to James Fleming, a banker from Aberlour. Together with William Mackenzie’s son he founded Mackenzie and Company. 1884 Dailuaine is renovated and enlarged. At this point it is one of the largest distilleries in the highlands. in 1889 Charles Doig builds the first pagoda in Scotland. 1891 Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd. was foun…


Black and White Scotch Whisky

Scotland —

James Buchanan began his whisky career in 1879 as a London agent, but it didn’t take long for this savvy businessman to venture out on his own. He soon produced Buchanan Blend which became relied upon by many for its consistency and quality. It was marketed in a black bottle with a white label and customers simply started referring to Buchanan Blend as “that black and white whisky”. Before the name of the blend was officially c…


Aultmore Distillery

Scotland — Speyside

…wo distilleries up for sale. Aultmore was bought by John Dewar & Sons Ltd, of Perth. When Dewar amalgamated with other blending companies to form an enlarged Distillers Company Limited in 1925, Aultmore was transferred to DCL’s subsidiary, Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd, now part of United Distillers. The distillery was closed again from 1943-45 to conserve barley supplies during World War II but by the early 1950′s Aultmore was dis…


Convalmore Distillery

Scotland — Speyside

…y for 2273 litres an hour. The experiment with a column still lasted until 1916. The process was abandoned because the spirit would not mature evenly. Pot still distillation was resumed. In 1925 the distillery was merged into DCL During the 1970’s the distillery built a new mash house, expanded its bonded warehouses and built a dark-grains plant. At some point the company was renamed as W & P Lowrie & Co Ltd, Distillers Company Ltd This c…