Dallas Dhu

Spent a pleasant afternoon looking round Dallas Dhu distillery last week. The distillery hasn’t been operational since 1983 so it means you can have a good look round and get right up close to all the equipment, look inside stills and wash backs and climb inside kilns and mills. Dallas Dhu is owned by Historic Scotland and information can be found by following this link.

You can wander around at your own pace, stopping to listen to the audio guide at various points during the tour. Afterwards there is the opportunity to sample some of the Roderick Dhu blended scotch that they sell at the gift shop. The tour is recommended but as for the whisky? Some things are best left in the past…




  1. That’s true, it does have its tradeoffs I guess. Bottlings of the original whisky is quite hard to come by these days (and even then they’re gonna cost a fair bit).

    In a way, if I was given a choice between resurrecting Dallas Dhu and Rosebank, I’d defs choose the latter.

  2. AmateurDrammer · ·

    That was in the news again this week. I have mixed feelings on this. It’s always interesting to try a new whisky however part of the fun of Dallas Dhu is that you can get in about everything in the building, that you can’t do if it was a working distillery. Will be interesting to see what happens.

  3. I remember there being some chatter regarding Historic Scotland looking to restart this distillery with a little help from Diageo, but so far it has been just that.

    It would be nice to see this distillery up and running again, but at this present time it’s probably doubtful (especially with Diageo having Roseisle to pick up the slack).

    One can dream though..



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