Between the mountain Ben Rinnes and the river Spey, at the hamlet of Carron,
not far from Aberlour the Dailuaine ("Dal-oo-ayn") distillery produces a
robust, tasty, after-dinner malt. The distillery was founded in 1852 and has
been rebuilt several times, most recently in 1960. It is one of several
distilleries along the Spey valley that once had their own railway halts, for
workers and visitors - and as a means of shipping in barley or malt and
despatching whisky. Although the railway line has now been removed the route
has been preserved for walkers as the "Speyside Way"
from Tomintoul to the sea. Dailuaine had its own steam locomotive, which is
now preserved on the Strathspey Railway at Aviemore.
© Michael Jackson 1994
Carron, Aberlour, Morayshire
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