Imperial was built by the owners of nearby Dailuaine to expand their production, but closed within a year after the Pattison crisis in the Whisky industry. Has been closed more than open during its history - longest continuous period of production was 1955 to 1985. Closed since 1998. Bought by Pernod Ricard in 2005, they ddi nothing with the site until October 2012 when they announced that they were planning to build a new distillery on the site. The new distillery, Dalmunach, has a considerably larger capacity than the former Imperial.
Most of Imperial Distillery has been demolished and Dalmunach built n the site, a few warehouses from the original distillery remain.
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Nearest National Rail stations are Elgin (ELG) (18 miles), Forres (FOR) (20), Keith (KEH) (18). Live train times: ELG, FOR, KEH.
Imperial is in Carron on the Archiestown road from the A95 at the top of the hill above Aberlour. It is also on the Speyside Way, on the banks of the Spey next to the remains of Carron Station.
Imperial had only had one official bottling - a 15yo during the ownership of Allied some time ago.
However there have been a reasonable number of independent bottlings.
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Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:or Forres
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Stuarts Cycles & Sports Goods 32 High Street, Forres 01309 672432
The Bike Bothy 105 High Street 01309 671745
Charlie Millett Dufftown 01340 820991
Not a shop - has a page on the Dufftown.net website - provides repairs and spares - assisted Whisky Cyclist in 2014 when stranded in Craigellachie with damaged tyre and in 2017 with a broken pedal.
Bikespokes Forres 07801 365710 @
Van based mobile servicing & repairs - normally 25 miles radius from Forres, but will travel further for an extra charge
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Imperial Distillery are available on Flickr.