Put a D on it | A brief history of GlenDronach Whisky

Put a D on it | A brief history of GlenDronach Whisky

In 1826, the ‘Guid Glendronach’ Distillery became legal in Aberdeenshire thanks to James ‘Allardice’ Allardes (1780-1849).  Just three years earlier Scotland had established the Excise Act (1823) allowing for legal distilleries. Allardice produced the first batch of GlenDronach whisky under the second licence ever granted, after years of bootlegging on the same site.  FunFact: Former bootlegger George Smith was the first person to take out a licence for a distillery under the new license law, founding the Glenlivet Distillery in 1824. This made him a ‘sell-out’ to…

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