Latest update: April 28th 2015
AULTMORE DISTILLERY PICTURES
Aultmore distillery is usually closed for visitors, for the Autumn Speyside Festival, the distillery however opened its doors. A tour group of 10 people took this chance and went out on a train ride from Dufftown to Keith, to then be driven up to the Aultmore distillery. Although the distillery was just starting up again, a nice tour was our part.
The distillery is set up with a Lauter tun, which you don’t see to often.
The distillery was built in 1896 by Alexander Edward of Forres, who also owned the Benrinnes distillery. Shortly after the opening of the distillery the whisky boom ended and the distillery was closed. Just before World War I, the distillery was re-opened. Barley shortages during the war however meant, that the distillery was closed again.
In 1923 the distillery was sold to John Dewar & Sons Ltd.
In 1925 John Dewar went up into the Distiller Company Ltd (DCL), which in turn evolved into Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd (SMD) in 1930.
In 1970 the distillery was enlarged from 2 to 4 stills.
In 1998 John Dewar’s was sold off to Bacardi, their current parent company, of which Aultmore still is part.