Dallas Dhu Whisky Distillery, Forres

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  • This distillery is still set. You get an audio device and goes on his own through the whole terrain. Thus it's more secluded is the flow of visitors is quite low.
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  • Despite the distillery no longer being open I would definitely recommend a visit here. The audio tour is fascinating and as the distillery is not running you get to see some parts in more detail. Was ...  more »
  • Dallas Dhu is no longer a working distillery, instead it has been preserved by Historic Scotland to show the whisky making process in close-up with a self-guided audio tour. You can get closer to the ...  more »
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  • You can find with gps, it's very hidden. Good whisky.
  • Warm welcome. Audio guide in french. The explanation is clear, interesting and accessible to all audiences. I recommend!
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  • Initially named "Dallasmore", the distillery Dallas Dhu was built in 1898 by Alexandre Edward Sanquhar outside Forres area and was designed by the architect Charles Doig, probably the inventor of pagoda-shaped roofs. The construction was financed by the producer of blend Wright & Greig. 1898, the year of the bankruptcy of the Pattison brothers provoked waves of shock through any of the whisky industry and Dallas Dhu was a tormented history of long periods of closure. When ownership of the distillery changed to Wright & Greig Ltd in 1899, it was renamed "Dallas Dhu". Production began on May 29, 1899, and the first barrel was filled on 3 June of the same year. From 1909, David Lloyd George introduced the restrictions on distillation to the United Kingdom, including increased taxes and the requirement that any sold whiskey must age for at least three years. The distillery was bought by Benmore Distilleries Ltd, which joined DCL (Distillers Company Ltd.) in 1929. April 9, 1939, including the room stills distillery was damaged by a fire. Forres firefighters who arrived quickly, were able to contain the fire and master it for four hours. Damage was estimated at several thousand pounds at the time. The fire and the beginning of the second world war have delayed the reopening of the distillery until March 30, 1947. It's at the end of this period or most of the facilities that were powered by steam engines and a large water wheel was replaced by electric power in the 1950s. But it is only in the early 1960s that she actively resumed its production at the end of a modernization program. The Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) had built 20 km a malting plant, in the coastal village of Burghead. The malting plant was intended to provide malt for a number of its distilleries, which led, unfortunately, Dallas Dhu stopped using its own malting March 30, 1968. Economic pressure and unreliable water supply forced Dallas Dhu to close its doors once again in March 1983 so that United Distillers & Vintners was still the owners. She did not escape the wave of closures of the beginning of the 1980s. The last barrels were filled on March 16, 1983. The distillery produced at a time of the malt among others for a blend of the name of "Roderick Dhu" Dallas Dhu was acquired by Historic Scotland in 1986 and then transformed into a Museum of whisky and open to the public in 1988 under the leadership and ownership of Scotland's historic c Buildings and Monument Directorate. Historic Scotland operates the property since its inception in 1992 that there is a certain blend, Roderick Dhu who was again reproduced but in small quantities and sold mainly in miniature bottles in the Dallas distillery Museum Dhu. under the aegis of the historical monuments. All its facilities are still in perfect condition. I have no idea where comes the Rodderick Dhu Blend of today but certainly not the distillery Museum Dallas Dhu because his license was withdrawn in 1992. If you know more about this, please leave your message.
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  • Very interesting disused distillery in the show. We were on a Sunday afternoon in June there and could visit in peace and all alone. You get an audio guide in their own language and can explore the distillery on several stations. The texts are not very long but explained in detail so that there will not be bored children. After tour to get even a whisky and can watch a movie. In the shop, there are the standard tourist souvenirs. The staff was very friendly. The distillery is part of the Scottish heritage pass.
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  • Closed distilleries, facility and saved, you can also visit the. Dallas Deux had been sold, and shops. (Unknown whether now sold)
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