Dalwhinnie 15 year old
Dalwhinnie 15 is a Highland single malt whisky. It is enjoyed for its delicate and subtle flavours as well as its clean and crisp palate. Given the altitude at which the whisky ages, it takes longer to mature. The whisky is one of Diageo's Classic Malts.
Dalwhinnie distillery was founded in 1897. The cost of building the distillery was just 10 000 pounds back in the day. The distillery went through important refurbishment works and changes of ownership until 1919 when its was acquired by Macdonald Greenlees and Williams Ltd. This company became part of Distillery Company Limited (DCL) in 1926. From this point onwards, mergers and acquisitions take place and in 1934 the distillery was destroyed by a fire while under the ownership of Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD). The distillery was refurbished again in 1938 and continued operating almost uninterrupted until 1986. Eighteen years after the malting floors at the distillery were decommissioned in 1968. This distillery went through another refurbishment in 1992. It wasn't up until 2008 that the distillery operated at its full capacity. The distillery uses wooden worm tubes to cool its spirit and is one of the distilleries located at the highest elevation in Scotland.