1 bottle dallas dhu highland malt whisky. benmore distilleries. bottled 1960s. no box. no capacity stated although equal to 75cl. no strength stated. level low neck. wear, tear and ageing to label. in our november auction, we have this amazing official bottling of dallas dhu – and like last month’s banff, this is the earliest official bottling we’ve...Read More
In our November auction, we have this amazing official bottling of Dallas Dhu – and like last month’s Banff, this is the earliest official bottling we’ve ever seen from this distillery.
This Dallas Dhu Highland Malt was bottled by Benmore Distilleries, a company that DCL bought in 1929. At the time of the DCL acquisition Benmore Distilleries also included the Benmore and Lochhead distilleries in Campbeltown and Lochindaal distillery on Islay, but these three all closed around the time of the DCL takeover.
Benmore Distilleries became part of DCL’s Scottish Malt Distillers subsidiary (SMD), and retained the license for Dallas Dhu until the distillery closed in May 1983. Today the Benmore name is known to most whisky fans only for the Benmore blended Scotch, a long-running historic brand whose last heyday was in overseas markets in the 1960s and 1970s.
This Dallas Dhu Highland Malt was bottled for the Belgian market and has a rotation number dated 1967 on the back label, which is consistent with the Saint-Gobain glassmaker’s mark on the base of the bottle. This is a very significant bottle – as far as we are aware, it’s the earliest official bottling of Dallas Dhu yet found, and the only official bottling we know of that was released during the distillery’s lifetime, making this Dallas Dhu an important missing jigsaw piece from the history of Highland malt whisky.
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