All about making whisky
Closed in 1983, Dallas Dhu was bought by Historic Scotland in 1986, before being transformed into a museum and opened to the public in 1988. Founded in 1898, the year the Pattison brothers went bankrupt causing shock waves throughout the whisky industry, Dallas Dhu had a troubled history marked by long periods of closure. It was only at the end of the Second World War, and more specifically in the early 60s, that it actively restored production under a programme of modernisation. Though owned by United Distillers & Vintners, it didn’t manage to escape the wave of closures sweeping through the industry at the beginning of the 1980s.
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
The Cask Strength Collection of single malt and single grain whiskies is without doubt one of the most appreciated ranges. Each release is bottled undiluted, unchillfiltered and usually consists of a single cask. To help the consumer appreciate their whisky at more than a purely aromatic and gustatory level, Signatory Vintage takes care to display on each label, with great precision, the region of production, the date of distillation and bottling, the type of cask used, its number and the number of bottles of the same nectar that were produced. This range thus offers some fascinating facts, in addition to exceptional quality!