Dalmunach

About

 Built in 2014 by the Chivas Brothers, Dalmunach distillery is considered one of Scotland's newest and most contemporary building making it certainly one of the most technology advanced distilleries in Scotland. Regardless of the big size it was made to be environmentally sympathetic keeping the authenticity of the amazing sight to see around the distillery.

 

History

Before Dalmunach, in its place was the Imperial Distillery. During its most active, Imperial Distillery's purpose was to provide for other blends. For 100 years, the distillery transferred between various owners and fluctuates between operating and inactivity until it was taken over by Pernod Ricard of Chivas Brothers in 2005, when it was fully inactive by then.
In 2013, the Scotch industry was booming, creating a motivation for companies to expand capacity or building a new site. The Chivas decided that it was time for Imperial to change into something greater. This is when the Imperial Distillery would be demolished and Dalmunach was to be constructed. Its construction was overseen by Douglas Cruickshank, who wished to keep several aspects of his former workplace to Dalmunach.
To this day, the distillery still has plans for upgrading in the future.

Speyside Region 

Although, Speyside was not accepted as an official whisky region it is now generally approved as a subdivision of the Highlands Region. Over half of all Scotland's distilleries are located in here which makes it the most densely populated whisky region in the world. Many of the most popular single malts are produced in Speyside also the malts here are typically said to be the sweetest of all scotch whisky malts. Their whiskies are known for being frugal with peat and full of fruit. Pear, apple, vanilla, honey and spice all have a part a role in expressions from this region, which are commonly matured in sherry casks.

 

 

Whisky Type

Single Malt


Distillery Status

Working

Brands

-

Capacity(MLPA)

10

Fermentation Time

54 hours

Grist weight (T)

12

Malt specification

Unpeated

Mash Tun Material

-

New-Make Strength

69%

Spirit Still Charge (L)

20,000

Spirit Still Size (L)

30,000

Warehousing

-

Wash Still Shape

Tulip

Washback Size (L)

59,000

Washbacks

16

Yeast type

Lallemand

Condenser type

Heat recovery of hot water fitted with thermo vapour compressors

Filling strength

63.50%

Heat source

High pressure steam

Malt supplier

-

Mash Tun Type

Briggs full lauter

Single Malt percentage

0%

Spirit still shape

Onion

Stills

4 wash; 4 spirit

Wash still charge (L)

30,000

Wash Still size (L)

30,000

Washback type

-

Water source

Balintomb water supply

Parent company

Pernod Ricard

Current owner

Chivas Brothers Holdings

Contact

-

 Website

 -

Address

Dalmunach Distillery
Carron
Moray
AB38 7QP
United Kingdom

 

Whisky Type

-


Distillery Status

Working

Brands

-

Capacity(MLPA)

-

Fermentation Time

46 hours

Grist weight (T)

8.36

Malt specification

Non peated

Mash Tun Material

-

New-Make Strength

65-66%

Spirit Still Charge (L)

8,000

Spirit Still Size (L)

-

Warehousing

-

Wash Still Shape

Plain

Washback Size (L)

-

Washbacks

6

Yeast type

Creamed

Condenser type

Shell and tube

Filling strength

63.50%

Heat source

Steam 

Malt supplier

Mainly in house

Mash Tun Type

Lauter

Single Malt percentage

-

Spirit still shape

Plain

Stills

4

Wash still charge (L)

12,900

Wash Still size (L)

-

Washback type

Lauter

Water source

 

Balintomb water supplyParent company

Pernod Ricard

Current owner

Chivas Brothers Holdings

Contact

-

 Website

 -

Address

Dalmunach Distillery
Carron
Moray
AB38 7QP
United Kingdom