About the Distillery
The distillery has a long history dating back to 1897 when the product was first known as Strathspey whisky. Owned by Diageo it produces around 2 million litres of spirit annually. The distillery was completely refurbished in 1986 and then a vistitors centre created 5 years later.
The name Dalwhinnie means ‘meeting place’ in Gaelic and this distillery is the second highest in Scotland, sitting 1073 feet above sea level. In most publications it will be referred to as the highest but Braeval distillery near Glenlivet is the highest recorded at 1665 feet above sea level. A distillery so high is very unusual as one of the main ingredients is water which generally flows downhill being why most distilleries are found in glens or on the coast.