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Miltonduff factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Miltonduff Speyside Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1824 - Present Malt Miltonduff Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
George Robertson Pernod Ricard

Miltonduff Timeline:

1824: Said to have been founded on the site of a meal mill at Pluscarden Abbey by Andrew Pearey & Robert Bain as Miltonduff-Glenlivet

1825-34: Pearey & Bain licensees, when A. Pearey withdrew

1834-67: Andrew Pearey

1866: Distillery acquired by William Stuart.

1878-82: Stewart & Fraser when dissolved

....: Continued by William Stewart & Co.

1890: William Stuart joined by Thomas Yool. Distillery expanded during the 1890's with annual production increased to 750,000 litres of alcohol

c.1895/96-1936: Extended by Thomas Yool & Co. which continued to operate until 1936. Annual production of 300,000 proof gallons (1.3 million litres)

1900: Suffered badly from the whisky crash

1936: Distillery and 200 acres of farmland acquired by Hiram Walker-Gooderman & Worts Ltd. which licensed it to George Ballantines & Sons

1937: Passed to Hiram Walker & Sons (Scotland) Ltd.

1960s: A new method of heating the wash stills was introduced. Passing the wash through a series of heat exchangers (using hot water from the condensers) prior to charging the still would heat the wash to 75-80°C. Once the still had been charged, wash would then be drawn and passed through another heat exchanger where steam would heat the wash to boiling point. The vaporised wash would be returned to the still via a diffuser and in turn heat the residual wash in the still. This would continue until the distillation was complete.

1964-81: A Lomond wash and spirit still are installed, to produce a whisky known as Mosstowie, installed 1964 and removed 1981

1970s & 1980s: Single malt bottled by owner

1974-75: Largely rebuilt, 6 Miltonduff stills, the number of wash backs increased from 8 to 18. Dark-grains plant. Reception centre. Licensed to George Ballantine & Son Ltd.

1981: Due to increased demand, Mosstowie stills altered to produce Miltonduff. Distillery now has a maximum annual output of 5.4 million litres of alcohol

: 1980s Single malt bottled by Gordon & MacPhail

1992: Distillery a subsidiary of Allied Distillers Ltd. (ADL)

1999: Owned by Allied Distillers Ltd. (ADL)

2004: Owned by Allied Distillers Ltd. (ADL)

Can I tour Miltonduff?

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