Dailuaine distillery

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Coordinates: 57°27′11.3″N 3°16′22.6″W / 57.453139°N 3.272944°W / 57.453139; -3.272944

Region: Speyside
Water sourceThe Bailliemullich Burn
No. of stills3 wash stills (18.700 liter),
3 spirit stills(20.500 liter)[1]
Capacity3,370,000 litres

Dailuaine (Scottish Gaelic: Dail Uaine, [t̪alˈuəɲə], "Green Meadow") is a single malt whisky distillery in Charlestown-of-Aberlour, Strathspey, Scotland.


The Distillery was founded in 1852 by William Mackenzie. When he died in 1865 his widow leased the distillery to James Fleming, a banker from Aberlour. Together with William Mackenzie's son he founded Mackenzie and Company.

  • 1863 Branch line opened to the distillery from Carron station on the Strathspey Railway, 1.25 miles long.[2]
  • 1884 Dailuaine is renovated and enlarged.
  • 1891 Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd. was founded. In 1898, Dailuaine-Glenlivet and Talisker Distillery Ltd. are fused to Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd.
  • 1899 Charles C. Doig designs a new distillery with a pagoda like roof that becomes the standard design for Scottish distilleries.[3]
  • 1915 Thomas Mackenzie died and the company was sold to John Dewar & Sons, John Walker & Sons and James Buchanan & Co. one year later.
  • 1917 a fire destroyed the pagoda-roof. The distillery had to close, reopened three years later and was bought by Distillers Company Limited (DCL) in 1925.
  • 1960 the Distillery is completely renovated and is enlarged from four to six stills. Since 1983 the malt is no longer produced inhouse.
  • 1939 New 0-4-0ST loco purchased from the Caledonia Works of Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. Ltd., Kilmarnock (AB2073/1939) to work the branch to the mainline at Carron. Loco named after the distillery, DAILUAINE.[2]
  • 1987 Dailuaine was taken over by United Distillers (UD).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Daluaine distillery
  2. ^ a b Cooke, B.W.C., ed. (October 1966). "Born 1939—Still Going Strong". Railway Magazine. Vol. 112, no. 786. pp. 594–595.
  3. ^ Brian Townsend (15 July 2015). Scotch Missed: The Original Guide to the Lost Distilleries of Scotland. Neil Wilson Publishing. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-1-906000-88-2.

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