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The History Of Benrinnes

People and places don't just shape a Single Malt Scotch Whisky's flavour. They change the course of its future. Get a taste of how the whisky you love today came to be, with this brief Benrinnes timeline.

1826

1826

The distillery is founded near Whitehouse Farm, 700ft above sea level on the northern shoulder of its mountain namesake.

1829

1829

Washed away in the great flood of 1829.

1835

1835

The farmstead at Lower Lyne of Luthrie is adapted to serve as a distillery.

1865

1865

Becomes property of the Edward family who go on to own Oban.

1896

1896

Stillhouse and buildings damaged by fire, which leads to extensive modernisation.

1922

1922

Distillery saved from difficult times by John Dewar & Sons.

1943 - 45

1943 - 45

Closed due to barley and staffing shortages brought by the war.

1951

1951

The distillery is connected to the national grid and undergoes massive changes, leaving behind its generator, steam engine and waterwheel.

1955

1955

Rebuilt and remodelled for hopefully the last time.

1966

1966

The number of stills is doubled to six.

1971

1971

Mashing process is modernised.

1978

1978

Bonded warehouse built on site.