Owner: Region/district: John Dewar & Sons Eastern Highlands
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1896 Active (vc) 3 500 000 litres
Address: Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2EB
01887 822010 (vc) www.dewarswow.com
1896 – John and Tommy Dewar embark on the construction of the distillery, a stone’s throw from the old Pitilie distillery which was active from 1825 to 1867. Their objective is to produce a single malt for their blended whisky - White Label.
1898 – Production starts in November.
1917-19 – The distillery closes.
1925 – Distillers Company Limited (DCL) takes over.
1972 – Reconstruction takes place, the floor maltings is closed and the two stills are increased to four.
1991 – The first official bottling is a 15 year old in the Flora & Fauna series.
1998 – Bacardi buys John Dewar & Sons from Diageo at a price of £1,150 million.
2000 – A visitor centre opens and a 25 year old is released.
2005 – A 21 year old is launched in October, replacing the 25 year old.
2009 – Two 18 year old single casks are released.
2010 – A 19 year old single cask, exclusive to France, is released.
2011 – A 14 year old single cask is released.
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