1983, and rebuilt into a museum in 1988.
Dallas Dhu Distillery was founded in 1899 by the
Glasgow-based company Wright & Greig Ltd. Llike most distilleries
during this time, production was completely dedicated to
the blended industry.
The word 'dallas' is derived from the gaelic word 'dalais', which means
Valley and water. The word 'dhu' Means black and is
derived from the gaelic word 'dhub'.
Whether dhu is a reference to dark water or a dark valley is uncertain.
After several changes in ownership in the early 20th century Dallas Dhu
was mothballed from 1929 to
1936. In 1939 the stillhouse was destroyed by a huge
WW2 they started to produce again in 1947. During the
1960s and 70s large sums of money were put into the distillery,
but the investments failed to increase efficiency and
owners (United Distillers, todays Diageo) finally made
the call to close Dallas Dhu for good.
Dallas Dhu has fared much better than many other closed
distilleries, however and still exists as an exceptional museum
which displays the entire whisky production process.
Dallas Dhu is currently maintained as a living museum by
A Selection of Dallas Dhu
Dallas Dhu Centanary 40%
Dallas Dhu Millenium 25 yo 43%
Dallas Dhu 1981 22 yo 50% Douglas Lain
Dallas Dhu 1972 32 yo 50% Douglas Lain
Dallas Dhu 1976 24 yo 50% Douglas Lain
Short Fact: A
superb whisky! Sadly its not produced anymore.
Malty, flowery and fruity. Notes of apricot and some
Very Informative and good tour which covers most aspects
of whiskymaking -well worth a visit! Open all year round, but
visitors are recommended to call to
check their exact opening hours. Admission
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