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Dalmunach distillery

Dalmunach is the newest and 14th addition to the Chivas family of distilleries, established on the site of the lost Imperial distillery, in operation since 2014. Sadly much like Diagio’s Roseisle not one drop of the whisky made at Dalmunach is intended to be bottled as Malt, but rather to feed the groups blend portfolio, even more tragic as the onion shaped spirit stills are replicas of those at Imperial

The distillery build was overseen by Douglas Cruickshank formerly production director at Chivas and who began working at the old Imperial site aged only 15. A feature wall was built using bricks reclaimed from the Imperial mill and kiln and the legacy Porteous mill has been preserved in the mill room. It’s presence is purely aesthetic however as virtually every part of the state of the art distillery is automated.

Dalmunach factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Dalmunach Speyside Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 2014 - Present Malt Dalmunach Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Trevor Buckley Chivas Brothers

Dalmunach Timeline:

2013: Having spent less than half of its life in operation Imperial distillery is demolished

2014: Dalmunach distillery is established on the site of the former Imperial distillery

Useful Dalmunach links:

Dalmunach at ScotchWhisky

Dalmunach at Whisky

Dalmunach at SMWS

Dalmunach at Whiskybase

Interesting Dalmunach links:

Whisky Cyclist

Day of the Dalmunach

Distillery opened by Nicola Sturgeon

Spirit of Speyside

Construction of Dalmunach

Can I tour Dalmunach?

No, unfortunately Dalmunach distillery is not open to the public for tours