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Cardhu

Cardhu

Owner:                            Region/district:                        Diageo                                                Speyside

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1824            Active (vc)     3 200 000 litres

Address:

Knockando, Aberlour, Moray AB38 7RY


Tel:                        

01479 874635 (vc)

website:                 

www.discovering-distilleries.com

History:

1824 – John Cumming applies for and obtains a licence for Cardhu Distillery.

1846 – John Cumming dies and his son Lewis takes over.

1872 – Lewis dies and his wife Elizabeth takes over.

1884 – A new distillery is built to replace the old.

1893 – John Walker & Sons purchases Cardhu for £20,500 but the Cumming family continues operations. The whisky changes name from Cardow to Cardhu.

1908 – The name reverts to Cardow.

1960-61 – Reconstruction and expansion of stills from four to six.

1981 – The name changes to Cardhu.

1998 – A visitor centre is constructed.

2002 – Diageo changes Cardhu single malt to a vatted malt with contributions from other distilleries in it.

2003 – The whisky industry protests sharply against Diageo’s plans.

2004 – Diageo withdraws Cardhu Pure Malt.

2005 – The 12 year old Cardhu Single Malt is relaunched and a 22 year old is released.

2009 – Cardhu 1997, a single cask in the new Manager´s Choice range is released.

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