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A whisky worth coming home for

6 March 2009

Special offer on rare cask strength Dallas Dhu whisky

One of Scotland’s finest single malt whiskies is available at a specially reduced price during March and April in support of the Year of Homecoming.

Homecoming Scotland 2009 is the largest-ever celebration of our national culture –and whisky is among its core themes.

Historic Scotland is providing visitors with an especially warm welcome to three of its attractions by cutting £35 from the price of its 56.3% proof Dallas Dhu 24-year-old Cask Strength whisky.

As a limited edition just 590 bottles were ever produced, and each comes in its own presentation box.

For the duration of the special offer the 24-year-old Cask Strength single malt will retail at £130 rather than £165.

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.

Jill Barnes, Historic Scotland head buyer, said: “Homecoming Scotland 2009 is a very special event and celebrates our country’s greatest contributions to the world – which naturally includes whisky.

“Dallas Dhu 24-year-old Cask Strength is a particularly fine whisky much-enjoyed by connoisseurs.

“So we hope that this offer will give visitors the chance to take home a real taste of Scotland.”

The limited edition is exclusive to Historic Scotland and can be bought from the Dallas Dhu Distillery, the Edinburgh Castle Gift Shop and the book and whisky shop at Stirling Castle.

Notes for Editors
  • Stirling Castle ticket prices are: adults £8.32, children £4.16, concession £6.36
  • Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery ticket prices are: adults £5.09, children £2.54, concession £4.11. It is a mile south of Forres off the A940.
  • For details of Edinburgh Castle prices visit the website at www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk
  • Historic Scotland is delighted to be supporting the 2009 Year of Homecoming with a series of initiatives including family trails, spectacular events and the creation of a Homecoming Pass for heritage attractions in association with other heritage organisations.


For further information


Rebecca Hamilton, Ellen Drummond Ferroni, Matthew Shelley
Marketing and Media Team
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8685
rebecca.hamilton@scotland.gsi.gov.uk