Owner: Region/district: John Dewar & Sons Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1896 Active 3 030 000 litres
Address: Keith, Banffshire AB55 6QY
01542 881800 -
1896 – Alexander Edward, owner of Benrinnes and co-founder of Craigellachie Distillery, builds Aultmore.
1897 – Production starts.
1898 – Production is doubled; the company Oban & Aultmore Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd manages Aultmore.
1923 – Alexander Edward sells Aultmore for £20,000 to John Dewar & Sons.
1925 – Dewar’s becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
1930 – The administration is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
1971 – The stills are increased from two to four.
1991 – UDV launches a 12-year old Aultmore in the Flora & Fauna series.
1996 – A 21 year old cask strength is marketed as a Rare Malt.
1998 – Diageo sells Dewar’s and Bombay Gin to Bacardi for £1,150 million.
2004 – A new official bottling is launched (12 years old).
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