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Dallas Dhu

Dallas Dhu


Location : Findhorn, Forres, Morrayshire.
East of an unclassified road which forks south of the A940 on the southern outskirts of Forres.
Region : Morrayshire
Country : Scotland
Type : Malt - Highland Speyside.
Distillery :  Dallas Dhu Distillery
Mannachie Road, Forres, Morayshire IV36 0RR
Phone : ?
Distillery closed in 1983 but can be reinstated.
Visitors : (There is a living museum under the stewardship of historic Scotland.)
Phone : 01309-676548
April to September from 09.30 to 18.30 (6.30 pm), last admission at 18.00 - Sunday 14.00 to 18.30.
October to Marts from 09.30 to 16.30, last admission at 16.00. Sunday 14.00 to 18.30
Closed Thu PM and Friday.
(Visitors per year : 18.000)
Founded : 1899 (No longer licensed)
Owner : United Distillers (in the care of historic Scotland)
Producer  :  ?
Water : Altyre Burn
Remark :

Dallas Dhu :

They used ex-bourbon and sherry casks.
The distillery had 1 wash still and 1 spirit still.

From the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
Originally to be called Dallasmore in 1898, the plans for the new distillery, designed by local Elgin architect Charles Doig, caused much correspondence in the local paper, the Forres Gazette. This included some verses from a local councillor. The fillings were eventually advertised as Dallas Dhu in November 1899, when it came on stream. One of several distilleries on the estate of the local laird, Alexander Edward, who in 1900 sold the distillery to the proprietors of Roderick Dhu, a whisky brand popular at the turn of the last century.
The stillhouse was burned down on 9 April, 1939 and it did not re- open until 1947. It closed in 1983 and the licence was cancelled in 1992. The distillery buildings were handed over by Scottish Malt Distillers to the Historic Buildings and Monuments department of the Scottish Office who now run them as a model example of a distillery on the tourist trail.
It is still possible to obtain special bottlings from old casks, although supplies of the whisky are now dwindling all the time. Dallas Dhu is a perfectly preserved example of what a small Highland distillery would have been like at the turn of the century. Had its water supply been more plentiful, it is most likely that the distillery would have been one of the ones chosen for expansion in recent years.
As it is, its single pair of old stills has been preserved, as have all the old plant and machinery and the fine old distillery buildings.
Built in a hollow to the east of an unclassified road which forks south of the A940 on the southern outskirts of Forres.
Water from the Altyre Burn (known locally as the Scourie Burn).

Source www.bbr.com :

Dallas Dhu Distillery, Speyside

The original meaning of the name Dallas Dhu (pronounced "Dai leas dubh") means "Field by the Black Water fall" or "Black Water Valley". In it's time the output from the warehouses contributed to the blends of Roderick Dhu and Benmore.

The construction of the distillery was commissioned by blender Wright & Greig, in 1898, with designs by the architect Charles Doig, who is considered by many as the inventor of the pagoda-roof concept.The distillery was extended in the 1950's and 1960's. Electricity did not reach Dallas Dhu until the 1950's and the water wheel still contributed to the power pool into the 1970's.

Dallas Dhu was closed by the Distillers Company Limited in 1983. Dallas Dhu has been operated as a non working distillery museum since 1988. The single malt used to enter in the composition of the blend called "Roderick Dhu". There are no plans to restart production, but rare batches appear in independent bottlings. The style of the malt is soft, with sweet overtones of honey, candied organges and bitter chocolate. It makes a great after dinner dram.

Dallas Dhu Bottlings

Dallas Dhu bottling
  Dallas Dhu 10 years old - label
Age : 10 years old.
Vol : 42%
Type : Single Highland Malt
Price ?
Taste : ?
Remark : Sorry no Dallas Dhu remarks at present time.

Dallas Dhu bottling
Dallas Dhu 12 years old  
Age : 12 years old.
Vol : 40%
Type : Single Highland
Price ?
Taste : ?
Remark : Also available as Connoisseurs Choice from the 1971 distilling.

Dallas Dhu Highland Speyside - Malt. Highland Dallas Dhu Distillery (Findhorn)
Dallas Dhu 18 years old Single Highland Highland 18 1974 Dallas Dhu Distillery 60,8 Signatory bottling.
Dallas Dhu 1969 Single Highland Highland 1969 Dallas Dhu Distillery 40 Gordon & MacPhail bottling.
Dallas Dhu 1971 Single Highland Highland 1971 Dallas Dhu Distillery 40 "Dallas Dhu is gaelic for Black water valley. The distillery ceased production in the early 80s. Available in 70cl and 5cl bottles. Gordon & MacPhail bottling." Dallas Dhu 1974 Single Highland Highland 1974 Dallas Dhu Distillery 40 Gordon & MacPhail bottling.
Dallas Dhu 20 years old Single Highland Highland 20 Dallas Dhu Distillery 43 Blackadder International bottling.
Dallas Dhu 24 years old Single Highland Highland 24 Dallas Dhu Distillery 60,6 United Distillers bottling.
Dallas Dhu specially selected for Scotch Single Malt Circle Dallas Dhu specially selected for Scotch Single Malt Circle

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Dallas Dhu