Founded on the docks of Glasgow in 1844,Whyte & Mackay has retained its founders’ pioneering spirit for over 160 years.
Nestled off the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Jura is a place rich in legend and Steeped in good fortune. A place where a unique island malt has been fashioned from pure still water, an unforgining landscape, and generations of quiet perfection. There is no whisky and no island quite like Jura.
The Dalmore story began in 1839 with Alexander Matheson, who lived in the Highlands of Northern Scotland. Matheson found the rich peat and pure water sources of the Highlands to be the makings of a perfect Scotch offering. He built a distillery in the area and produced small batches of his Single Highland Malt Scotch until 1886, when the Mackenzie family acquired his operation.
When a member of the Mackenzie family risked his own life to save Scotland's ruler, King Alexander III, from a charging stag, the grateful king offered a token of his appreciation by bequeathing the stag to the Mackenzie family as a symbol of valor and courage. And more than 130 years later, the stag head still appears on every bottle of The Dalmore.