Dalwhinnie Distillery

Status:
Operational

Established:
1898

Owner:
Diageo plc

Capacity:
Not supplied

Visitor Policy:
Visitors welcome throughout the year

Tel:
+44 (0)1540 672 219

Address:
Dalwhinnie,
PH19 1AB
Inverness-shire, Scotland
United Kingdom

The Dalwhinnie distillery lies in the Central Highlands, close to the Drumochter Pass (A9), which leads south to Perth and north to Inverness. Built in 1897 to take advantage of the newly completed Highland railway, Dalwhinnie is the second highest distillery in Scotland (the highest until Braeval was built in 1973) and records some of the lowest average temperatures in Scotland. Several employees live on-site, enabling production to continue on the frequent occasions the roads to the distillery are impassable.

The name is a corruption of the Gaelic word ‘Dail-chuninnidh’ meaning ‘meeting place’. The distillery burn ‘Allt an t’sluic’, is fed by a pure spring of snowmelt mountain water. Dalwhinnie is part of the ‘Classic Malts of Scotland’ range and is nicknamed the ‘Gentle Spirit’.

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