NJ1943 : Cardhu Distillery

taken 27 years ago, near to Cardow, Moray, Great Britain

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Cardhu Distillery
Cardhu Distillery
The main complex of the distillery from across the fields.
Cardhu Distillery
Also spelled Cardow, the distillery was founded in 1811 by Helen Cruickshank (1777-1874), whose husband John Cumming (1774-1846) was a notorious whisky smuggler. The story goes that when an exciseman was around, Helen warned her husband by displaying a red blanket at the window.

John made things legal when he licensed the distillery in 1824, just a year after a change in the law to allow licensing of distilleries.

Their son Lewis Cumming (1803-1872) succeeded his father, and after his death Lewis' wife Elizabeth Robertson (1827-1894) took over the business.

The original buildings were a short distance to the south-east of the present complex, which was built in 1884-1886 and then expanded in 1896-1897 after Elizabeth sold it to John Walker and Sons, now part of Diageo, in 1893.

Cardhu is an important component of the Johnnie Walker brand of blended whisky, but a range of single malts is also available, and are featured in Diageo's 'Classic Malts' selection.

Distillery tours are available.

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Date Taken
September 1991   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 May, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 1917 4308 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:28.2451N 3:20.9585W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 1983 4301
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