Aultmore Distillery

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General
Pronunciation olt’more Pronunciation
Translation Big Burn (derived from the neighbouring stream)
Region Highlands / Speyside
Distiller John Dewar & Sons Ltd.
Owner John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (Bacardi-Martini)
Address Keith
Banffshire
AB55 6QY
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1542 - 88 18 00
+44 (0)1542 - 82 27 62
+44 (0)1542 - 88 64 67 (Fax)
LatLong 57° 34’ 02.6” N   03° 00’ 06.9” W
Altitude 157 m
Grid Reference NJ401534
Website
E-mail
Open to public Not open to public
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History
1896
Distillery built by Alexander Edward of Forres (owner of Benrinnes Distillery)
1898
Sold to the Oban & Aultmore Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd.
1899
The Company of Edward went almost bankrupt due to the collapse of a major customer, Pattison’s of Leith. Production was cut and times remained difficult until 1923
1923
Sold to John Dewar & Sons Ltd. for £ 20,000
1925
Became part of Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL) which licensed it to John & Robert Harvey & Co.
1930
Transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD)
1952
Distillers Company Ltd./DCL started an expriment here and at Imperial Distillery on making animal feed, named "dark grains", of the protein-rich Draff and Pot Ale. This was very successful and nowadays the animal feed is made by every Distillery
1967
Stills became steamheated
1968
Floor Maltings closed
1969
Original Steam Engine (dated back to 1898) replaced
1970-71
Rebuilt when extended from two stills to four. Licensed to John and Robert Harvey & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
1985
Sold by Diageo plc
1991
Owned by United Distillers (UD)
1992
Licensed to United Malt & Grain Distillers Ltd. (UMGD)
1998
Sold to John Dewar’s & Sons Ltd (owned by Bacardi) after merge United Distillers/UD with International Distillers and Vintners (IDV)

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production and cooling from the Burn of Auchinderran in Foggie Moss (a fen-area)
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
100% blend (mainly Dewar’s White Label)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
Mill
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 6 made of Larch
  Washback Charge
  Yeast
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 2
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
2
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers condensers
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks mainly refill
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location



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