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Knockdhu Distillery

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Spring water from Knock Hill


1893 Discovery of several springs of the purest, crystal clear water 1894 The Distillery construction was completed and production started in October 1898 Increased demand required additional warehouses to be built 1924 Operated by the Distillers Agency 1930 Taken over by SMD 1940 The Distillery was connected to the national Grid 1960 A sad day, as the Distillery horse and cart are replaced by a tractor 1966 The furnaces of the two pot stills were converted to mechanical stoking 1983 Closed 1988 Purchased by Inver House Distillers and reopened.


The Knockdhu Distillery was founded in 1894 following the discovery of several springs of the purest, crystal clear water on the southern slopes of Knock Hill. The location was perfect, since it was within a few miles of the fertile farmlands of Moray, a district noted for its barley, and on the edge of an inexhaustible supply of peat, an essential ingredient on the making of an excellent malt whisky. The surrounding crofting community also offered an ideal source of labour.

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