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Colin Poppy
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Ballindalloch, one of Scotland's newest and most picturesque whisky distilleries, boasts a history dating back to the 16th century. Situated within the enchanting grounds of Ballindalloch Castle along the banks of the River Avon, this distillery marks the Macpherson-Grant family's return to the whisky industry. In 1869, they leased part of the Ballindalloch estate to distiller John Smith to establish Cragganmore Distillery, just a short distance away. After Smith's passing in 1923, the family became joint owners of Cragganmore with White Horse Distillers. However, in 1965, they sold their stake to DCL.

The Macpherson-Grants' reentry into the whisky world began in 2011 when Guy Macpherson-Grant, the 23rd generation of the family and the current resident of Ballindalloch Castle, initiated the construction of a malt whisky distillery in a 19th-century farm steading. Notably, Ballindalloch is Scotland's sole whisky distillery situated within a castle's estate.

Proudly proclaiming itself "Scotland’s first single estate distillery," Ballindalloch sources barley from its own fields and uses the draff to feed its award-winning Aberdeen Angus cattle. Official production commenced in late 2014, and the distillery received an official inauguration visit from the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay (Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall) in 2015.

-Written (Mostly) by Robots-

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