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The Distillery

The historic Dallas Dhu distillery may not produce whisky anymore, but the site remains a fascinating place to learn about the history of Scotch malt whisky.

Step back in time to see how whisky was made in the 1900s. Get up close to the old machinery and processes which helped make Speyside whisky a global brand, and sample a dram for yourself.

The picturesque distillery, which is run by Historic Environment Scotland, offers audio-guided tours.

Exterior of the Dallas Dhu distillery

A historic site

Dallas Dhu Distillery was the idea of local entrepreneur Alexander Edward. In 1898, he built two new distilleries – Benromach, which also sits on the Malt Whisky Trail, and Dallasmore. Edward’s primary aim at that time was to produce malt for blends, which where the dominant drink at the time.

However, before he went into production, Edward sold Dallasmore to Wreight & Greig Ltd, who used the distillery’s unique malt as a key ingredient in their famous Roderick Dhu. The blend lent its name to the distillery, and the site has been known as Dallas Dhu ever since.

Production continued until the 1980s, when the distillery finally succumbed to falling demand among other factors. However, Historic Environment Scotland has brought the site back to life and it is now a museum distillery.

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