The number of stills was doubled from two to four in 1874 and following Alexander Matheson's death the distillery was sold to the Mackenzies in 1891. In 1917 production ceased as the Royal Navy were using the warehouses as factories to produce mines. After they left in 1920, part of the distillery had been damaged by a fire following an explosion in the warehouses and Dalmore only resumed production in 1922, while Andrew Mackenzie took the Navy to court in a row over compensation. Dalmore is now under Indian ownership, with parent company Whyte & Mackay having been bought by Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya's United Brands group in 2007.
Dalmore King Alexander III is crafted to honour the act of saving Scotland’s King in 1263, this expression unites six specially selected casks housing spirit of perfect maturity. Whiskies matured in ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques are brought together in perfect harmony. Each cask gives its own flavour notes, delivering a unique complex single malt whisky revered by connoisseurs.