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DALLAS DHU   10 years old 40 %            
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

DALLAS DHU   12 years old 40 %            
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

DALLAS DHU   12 years old 40%            
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
Distilled 1968
Bottled 1980
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

DALLAS DHU   16 years old 40%           
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1974
Bottled 1990
Proprietors: Benmore Distilleries Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

DALLAS DHU   18 years old 40 %           
Distilled 1979
Bottled 1997
Gordon & Macpahil, Elgin

DALLAS DHU   19 years old 40 %          
Distilled 1979
Bottled 1998
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

DALLAS DHU   21 years old 40 %          
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1971
Bottled 1992
Proprietors: Benmore Distilleries Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

DALLAS DHU   24 years old 60.6 %                
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1970
Limited Bottling
Genummerde flessen
Benmore Distilleries, Glasgow

DALLAS DHU  23 years old 60.0 %        INFO       
Date Distilled Dec 71
Date Bottled Feb 1995
Society Cask No. code 45.6
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU   16 years old 43 %                   
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 21.12.78
Cask no. 2614
Bottled 4.95
440 bottles
Van Wees, Holland

DALLAS DHU   21 years old 61.9%          INFO     
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1975
Bottled April 1997
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
Wright & Greig, Glasgow

DALLAS DHU  18 years old 59.8%              
SILENT STILLS
Distilled 21.12.78
Bottled 28.10.97
Cask No. 2629
240 bottles
Benmore Distilleries Ltd
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU   23 years old 60,8%          INFO   
AUTHENTIC COLLECTION
Cask Strenght
Distilled 1979
Wood Type: Bourbon Hogshead
No. of Bottles: 204
Wm. Cadenhead Limited,
Campbeltown, Argyll

DALLAS DHU  30 years old 56,5 %     
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
RARE RESERVE
Distilled 6th March 1970
Bottled 25th July 2000
Matured in a Refill Sherry Butt
for 10,950 days and nights
Butt No. 673
378 bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU   22 years old 43 %                 
VINTAGE 1977
Distilled 20.5.77
Bottled 25.2.00
Cask No. 1122
352 bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU  18 years old 43 %                 
VINTAGE 1982
Distilled 7th October 1982
Bottled 25th July 2001
Cask No. 1080
Natural Colour
512 Numbered Bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU   23 years old 43 %                  
VINTAGE 1978
Distilled on 21th February 1978
Bottled on 28th January 2002
Butt No. 346
Refill Sherry
738 Numbered Bottles
738 bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU   22 years old 59,7 %                  
VINTAGE 1978
Distilled 21.2.78
Bottled 26.5.2000
Refill Sherry Butt
Butt No. 343
452 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU   21 years old 43 %                  
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
Vintage 1982
Distilled on 5th August 1982
Bottled on 29th October 2003
Cask No. 690
323 Numbered Bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU   23 years old 58,1 %                   
Vintage 1978
Matured in a refiil sherry butt
Cask Strenght
Butt No. 345
Bottled 24.8.2001
548 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburh

DALLAS DHU  21 years old 43 %                 
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
VINTAGE 1982
Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on 5th August 1982
Bottled on 14th January 2004
Cask No. 691
309 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU    31 years old 50.0 %              
THE OLD MALT CASK 500
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled: 1970
Bottled: 2002
211 Bottles
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

DALLAS DHU   28 years old 46,4 %               
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
VINTAGE 1975
Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on 26.11.75
Bottled 12.1.04
Matured in bourbon barrels
Cask Nos. 2355 + 58
432 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU  27 years old 50,0%           INFO  
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH  MALT  WHISKY
Date distilled Aug 75
Date bottled May 03
Society Cask code 45.12
Outturn 188 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Lèith, Edinburgh.
'Pineapple Sunshine'.

DALLAS DHU    29 years old 52.0 %          INFO
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Society Cask code 45.14
Date Distilled Aug 75
Date Bottled Mar 05
Outturn 189 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Dregs of a coffee cup'

DALLAS DHU    24 years old 58.3 %               
CASK STRENGHT
RARE AULD SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyside Scotch Whisky
Unique Whiskies  of Distinction
date distilled  04.1981
date bottled 04.2005
cask no.   387
No Chill Filtartion or
colouring of any kind
523 Numbered Bottles
523 Bottles
Fons et Origo D.T.C.
Duncan Taylor & Co,  Ltd,  
Huntly,  Aberdeenshire

DALLAS DHU    Aged 30 years 48,3 %          
SIGNATORY VINTAGE 1975
CASK STRENGHT COLLECTION
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on: 15/08/1975
Bottled on: 16/01/2006
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask No: 1495
181 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS DHU  Aged 26 years     55,7 %                
CASK  STRENGHT
RARE  AULD  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Scotch Whisky
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Date distilled: 04.1981
Cask no. 432
Date Bottled: 07.2007
204 Numbered Bottles
No Chill Filtering or
Colouring of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire



DALLAS DHU   Aged 26 years       53,3 %       
CASK STRENGHT
RARE AULD SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyside Scotch Whisky
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Date distilled: 04.1981
Cask no. 422
Date Bottled 06.2007
111 Numbered  Bottles
No Chill Filtering or
Colouring of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

DALLAS  DHU            31 years old  47,4 %         INFO                                
SINGLE  CASK
COTCH  MALT  WHISKY
Date Distilled Aug  75
Date Bottled Jul 07
Society Cask No. 45.21, Cask Type Refill Barrel
Outturn 166 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Fiery and sweet'

DALLAS  DHU             32 years old  47,9 %           
1975
Highland Single Malt
MANUFACTUM
Distilled: 15.8.1975
Bourbon Barrel
Cask no: 1492
Bottled August 2007
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh
                                         
DALLAS  DHU           25 years old 40 %                          
Single Highland Malt
Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1982
Bottled 2007
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

DALLAS  DHU             Aged 32 years 47,9 %   
SIGNATORY  VINTAGE
CASK  STRENGHT  COLLECTION
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
1975
Distilled on: 15/08/1975
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no. 1491
Bottled on; 21/08/2007
189 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

DALLAS  DHU          Aged 33 years  48,3 %        INFO                      
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Society Single Cask no. 45.25
THE  ANNIVERSARY  25  YEARS
1983 - 2008
Distilled August 1975
Cask Refill Barrel / Ex Bourbon
176 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
' The sting of a bee'

DALLAS  DHU Aged  29 years  53.0 %
CASK  STRENGHT  RARE  AULD
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Est. 1938
Speyside Scotch Whisky
Date distilled: 04.1981
Cask no: 388
Date bottled: 05.2010
271 Numbered bottles
No Chill Filtering or Colouring of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly.

DALLAS  DHU              1 9 8 0                                           
30 years old  46.0 %
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE
MALT  SCOTCH   WHISKY
RARE  RESERVE
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 11/12/80
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no:2110
Bottled: 27/01/11
310 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL




DALLAS  DHU INFO
34  years old  43 %                                
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled  1 9 7 9
Bottled  2 0 1 3
Bottled by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin


DALLAS  DHU  
35 years old  40 %                                
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled  1 9 7 5
Bottled  2 0 1 0
Bottled by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin











Highland Malt
Speyside
DALLAS DHU (1899 - 1983)

Forres, Morayshire. Eigendom van Scotland's Historic Buildings & Monuments Directorate.
Gesloten in 1983.
Dallas Dhu was één van de distilleerderijen ontstaan met de medewerking van Alexander Edward en werd gebouwd op zijn landgoed Sanqyar bij Forres.
Alexander Edward was ook betrokken bij Benrinnes, Craigellachie en Aultmore. Dallas Dhu en Benromach stonden op land dat in zijn bezit was. Dallas Dhu is Keltisch voor zwart water.
Het stadje Dallas gaf ook zijn naam aan de Amerikaanse oliestad Dallas in 1845, door middel van George Dallas, vice president van de V.S. en nakomeling van William de Ripley, die de eigenaar van de nederzetting was in de 13e eeuw.
Dallas Dhu werd gebouwd in 1898 voor Wright & Greig Ltd, whiskyblenders te Glasgow. Dallas Dhu kwam in 1899 in bedrijf.
Wright & Greig Ltd was verkoopagent van de Auchtertool distilleerderij te Kircaldy omstreeks 1876.
Een paar jaar later begonnen ze met het blenden en hun bekendste merk was Roderick Dhu genoemd naar één van de hoofdpersonen in Sir Walter Scott's 'The Lady of the Lake'.
Roderick Dhu werd vooral veel verkocht in Australië, Nieuw Zeeland en India. Roderick Dhu wordt nu nog alleen in de winkel van Dallas Dhu verkocht.
De plek voor Dallas Dhu was goed gekozen, goed water uit de Altyre Burn, gerst in de direkte omgeving en vlakbij een spoorlijn, Highland's Railway's Aviemore to Forres Line.
Architekt was Charles Chree Doig.
Het was het hoogtepunt van de whiskyboom, er werden in die periode 19 distilleerderijen geopend in de Speyside.
De instorting van de whiskymarkt, ingeluid door het frauduleus bankroet van de blenders Pattison te Leith was volledig.
Het kapitaal van Wright & Greig werd verminderd tot één derde in 1910. In 1919 ging Wright & Greig in liquidatie, zoals zoveel anderen.
Dallas Dhu werd gekocht door J.P. O'Brien, die de distilleerderij bijna onmiddelijk door-verkocht aan Benmore Distilleries Ltd, eigenaars van twee distilleerderijen in Campbeltown, Benmore en Lochhead en Lochindaal op Islay
Benmore sloot in 1927, Lochhead in 1928 en Lochindaal in 1929.
In 1929 werd Benmore Distilleries Ltd overgenomen door The Distillers Company Ltd en ontmantelde de twee distilleerderijen te Campbeltown.
Dallas Dhu sloot van 1929 tot 1936.
Dallas Dhu werd weer opgestart door The Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd.
De licentiehouders bleven Benmore Distilleries Ltd.
In April 1939 brandde het ketelhuis uit met een schade van £ 7000.

Tijdens de tweede wereldoorlog was Dallas Dhu gesloten.
In 1947 werd Dallas Dhu weer opgestart.
In 1963 kreeg Dallas Dhu nieuwe ketels.
In 1983 was Dallas Dhu één van de elf distilleerderijen die werd gesloten, als gevolg van overproduktie.
Historie Buildings and Monuments Directorate zocht in die tijd naar een distilleerderij om te behouden voor de toekomst, Dallas Dhu werd hiervoor uitgezocht.
Reden voor deze beslissing was de heel originele staat van de distilleerderij. Dallas Dhu, hoewel één van de mooiste whiskies van Schotland werd Dallas Dhu niet vergroot in de voorspoedige jaren, en ook niet gemoderniseerd als gevolg van het eerste, omdat de waterhoeveelheid niet voldoende was om een grotere produktie te voeden.
Het water voor de distilleerderij komt van Altyre Burn.
De Mah tun is 3.32 ton.
De Wash backs (zes stuks) zijn elk groot 7500 liter.
Er staat één Wash still van 6377 liter en één Spirit still van 5623 liter.
De plaats Dallas in de Verenigde Staten is vernoemd naar George Mifflin Dallas, wiens Schotse voorouders uit deze streek kwamen.

Dallas Dhu was built in the Highlands at the end of the nineteenth century during the years of unprecedented demand for Scotch whisky. Dallas Dhu is no longer in operation and this 24 year old is an exceptionally rare example of its single malt, distilled in a direct fired still. Is has hints of vanilla on the palate and a delightfully smooth warming finish.
Naast Dallas Dhu werden in Maart 1995 ook St. Magdalene, Brora en Millburn uitgebracht in de Rare Malts Selection.

October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Releases series.

History:

1898   Built by Alexander Edward
Alexander Edward owned large expanses of land around Forres and both
Dallas Dhu and Benromach were built on his lands
Alexander Edward was also involved is the establishment of Aultmore,
Benromach, Craigellachie and was for some years the owner of Benrinnes
and Oban
                  Architect was Charles Doig
                  It was first named Dallasmore

1899   Production starts
The distillery name is now Dallas Dhu
Wright & Creig blenders of Roderick Dhu buys the distillery

1919   Dallas Dhu is sold to the blenders J.P.O. Brien & Co

1920   Benmore Distilleries Ltd, owners of Benmore, Lochead and Lochindaal
buys Dallas Dhu

1929   Distillers Company Limited, (D.C.L.)  takes Benmore Distilleries Ltd over

1930   Dallas Dhu is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd (S.M.D.)
Dallas Dhu is closed

1937   Dallas Dhu reopens

1938   The stillhouse is completely destroyed by a fire and the distillery is forced
to close

1947   Dallas Dhu reopens

1983   Production stops in March

1986   Historic Scotland purchases the distillery

1988   Dallas Dhu opens as a tourist attraction managed by Historic Scotland

1995   Dallas Dhu 24 years old and from 1970 is launched as a Rare Malt

      1997  Dallas Dhu 1975, 21 years old is launched as a Rare Malt
DALLAS  DHU

Located on the outskirts of Forres, the picturesque Dallas Dhu Distillery was the last Scotch
whisky distillery to be built in the 19th century and is very typical of many small distilleries
of that time.

Designed by Alexander Edward of the Sanquhar estate outside Forres in 1898 the distillery,
originally named "Dallasmore", features an iconic pagoda roof, designed by famous architect
Charles C. Doig.

At the time of construction, the Scotch whisky industry was growing rapidly with sales of
blended whiskies spreading across the British Empire.

Prior to production starting in 1899, the distillery was sold to the Glasgow blending company
of Wright & Creig Ltd, and was to produce malt whisky for their populair ' Roderick  Dhu '
blend.

It was then, during the change in ownership, that the distillery was renamed Dallas Dhu, with
production commencing on 29th May 1899.

The first cask of whisky was filled on 3rd June 1899.

From 1919, the distillery experienced many changes in ownership, with J.P. O' Brien acquiring the distillery, only to sell it on two years later to Benmore Distillery in 1921.

Investing heavily in the distillery, developments to the site included the installation of
electric lighting and mechanical switches for all of the wash backs.

The onset of the Great Depression forced yet another sale of the distillery in 1929, to
Distillers Company. ( D.C. L.), who latterly closed the distillery in the 1930's.

Soon after the distillery reopened, it was badly damaged by fire on 9th April 1939.


This combined with the outbreak of World War II delayed the distillery's re-opening until
30th March 1947.

Significant investments in the 1960s and 1970s helped bring the distillery up to date, but
economic pressures combined with an unreliable water supply forced the distillery to
close.

The last barrel was filled on 16th March 1983, and the distillery's distilling license withdrawn
In 1992.

The buildings at the distillery were re - opened to the public in 1988, under what is now
Historic Scotland, who now run the site as a visitor museum.

DALLAS  DHU  DISTILLERY

Water: Altyre Burn
Mash tun: 1 x 3.32 tonnes
Washbacks: 6 x 7500 litres
1 x wash still x 6377 litres
1 x spirit still x 5623 ltres


DALLAS   DHU  DISTILLERY

Cooling water came from Blair's Burn
Process water came from the Altyre Burn also named Scouri burn
Dallas Dhu's barley was locally cultivated and was crushed by Vickers Mill, a converted
Boby Mill   

When in full production eack week 3.3 metric tones of grist went into 12 weekly mashes.
The Mash tun with a copper lid had a capacity of 13000 litres

The  6 Wooden wash backs made from Oregon pine  each with a capacity of 17000 litres

1 onion shaped wash still with a capacity of 18000 litres, and 1 onion shaped spirit still
with a capacity of 17.400 litres

Both the wash- and spirit stills had features which contributed to a unique reflux profill -
steep slanting shoulders and narrow nearly horizontal lyne arms

Cooling was by submerged worms.

Capacity was about 750.000 litres

Most whisky was for their blended whiskies Roderick Dhu and Benmore

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