Owner: Region/district: Diageo Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1824 Active (vc) 3 200 000 litres
Knockando, Aberlour, Moray AB38 7RY
01479 874635 (vc)
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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