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Rare Dallas Dhu go on sale

19 November 2007

This year, Historic Scotland is offering the perfect Christmas gift for whisky lovers with two Dallas Dhu single malts.

But anyone who wants them will have to be quick as they are limited editions which are expected to be highly sought after by collectors.

Only 261 bottles of the 46% proof Dallas Dhu 23 Year Old have been produced and 590 of the 56.3% proof Dallas Dhu Cask Strength, which is 24 years old. The prices are £120 and £165 respectively.

The Dallas Dhu distillery, near Forres, was built in 1898 and closed in the 1980s.

It is now a major visitor attraction in the care of Historic Scotland.

Aundrea Hollington, Historic Scotland head of retail, said: “Any new bottling of Dallas Dhu is an eagerly anticipated event among whisky connoisseurs and we expect these limited editions to be very popular.

“These whiskies are just some of the gifts we sell, lots of which are made in Scotland, which would make ideal Christmas presents.

“Many can be bought online, by mail order or at our network of shops at Historic Scotland properties all round the country.

“For anyone living in the capital, or here for a visit, there’s always the chance to combine their Christmas shopping with a trip to Edinburgh Castle which has three shops selling a distinctive range of quality products, some exclusive to Historic Scotland.”

Gifts for men include products from the Historic Scotland Kings’ range such as Lion Rampant cufflinks at £14.95 and the £50 Isle of Lewis Chess Set with pieces like those from one dating back to the 13th century.

For women, the Queens’ range includes a plum-coloured woven scarf with Celtic motif at £26.95 and exclusive starburst brooch at £19.95.


Notes for editors

Kings’ Collection

Isle of Lewis Chess Set £50.00
Discovered on Lewis in 1831 and dating back to the 13th century, the Lewis chess men have stirred awe and wonder for a long time. You can enjoy their appeal in your own home with these replica chess sets. Available in brown or ivory colours.

Piper Bottle Holder £40.00
Adorn your Christmas table with a symbol of Scotland, in the form of the piper bottle holder, complete with pipes and sporran, and all made from a variety of metals. Boxed.

Dallas Dhu 1983 Single Malt £120.00
Dallas Dhu Cask Strength £165.00

Just launched, new limited edition bottling of Dallas Dhu whiskies, exclusive to Historic Scotland, a must for any discerning malt whisky connoisseur. Firstly the rare 1983 single malt (46% vol), with only 261 bottles available. Secondly, and with only 590 bottles available, is the Last Cask (56.3%), bottled at cask strength and boxed.

Large Pewter Knight £30.00
This pewter knight figure evokes powerful images of gallant knights in days gone by, ready for battle. Recreated down to the finest detail, these highly crafted figures are perfect for the man who has everything. Boxed.

Lion Rampant Cufflinks £14.95
Featuring the lion rampant design from the stained glass window of the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle, celebrate Scotland with these lion rampant cufflinks, exclusive to Historic Scotland. Boxed.

Wine Goblets £40.00
Pair of silver plated wine goblets, designed to keep red wine at room temperature. Same as those used at the wedding of Sir Elton John and David Furnish. Boxed.

Queens’ Collection

Champagne Flutes £40.00
Pair of silver plated champagne chalices, designed to keep your drink cool. Boxed.

His Lordship & Her Ladyship Mugs £9.95 each
3 Pack of Scottish Teas £9.95

Treat the Lord or Lady in your life with these fine stoneware mugs featuring fun and quirky images. Team up with this Scottish 3 pack of teas (Heather, Whisky & Scottish Breakfast) to make a perfect cuppa!

Celtic Scarves
Celtic Spirit Plum £26.95
Celtic Dogs Grey £19.95

The inspiration for these beautiful celtic scarves has come from the many wonderful artefacts left by the ancient Celts. These were lavishly decorated with imaginative curvilinear, animal, bird and plant designs. Made in the Borders of Scotland. Composition 63% chenille 37% wool.

Sheila Fleet Primula Scotica Range
Earrings £47.00
Pendant £65.00

Primula Scotica, the new range from Sheila Fleet, only exists in Orkney, Caithness and North Sutherland on maritime heath. The average size of the flower is 8mm in diameter with five heart-shaped petals and a bright yellow centre. This tiny rare plant inspired Sheila to make a collection using the actual size of the flowers in silver with vibrant enamels and a solid 18ct gold centre.

Prince & Princesses Collection

Fairy Princess Snowglobe £9.95
If you have a little princess in your midst, then she’ll love this Fairy Princess snowglobe.

Heilan Coo T-shirt £6.95
If you’re looking for some different gifts for the kids in your life, then why not wrap them up a piece of Scotland, with this funky Highland Coo t-shirt, available in purple, red, navy, royal or sky blue and in ages 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11 and 12-13.

Contact Details
Products are available at
·many of our retail outlets (contact 0131 657 8440 for further details),
·on our online shop at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/shop or
·by mail order by contacting our Central Sales Department on 0131 657 8440.

Please note that postage and packing charges will apply

For further information


Matthew Shelley
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8734
matthew.shelley@scotland.gsi.gov.uk