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Bob Dylan sells Highland retreat near Nethy Bridge to whisky producer for £2m profit


By Niall Harkiss

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The Highland home of musician Bob Dylan has been bought for more than £4.2 million by a London-based whisky producer, it has been reported.

Stunning Aultmore House sits in 25 acres of land.
Stunning Aultmore House sits in 25 acres of land.

The 82-year-old singer songwriter put the grand Nethy Bridge-based estate on the market earlier this year.

Aultmore House had been owned by Mr Dylan (whose real name is Robert Zimmerman) after he and his younger brother David bought the 16-bedroom property in 2006.

Real estate agent Knight Frank confirmed the property as sold, subject to contract, back in September.

The Times has now reported that the estate has been sold for over a £2 million profit, with family-owned whisky producer, Angus Dundee Distillers, named as its new owner.

First established as a blending specialist by the Hillman family in 1950s, Angus Dundee bought the Speyside based Tomintoul Distillery in 2000 before acquiring the Glencadam Distillery in Brechin three years later.

The whisky blending group, now run by brother and sister Aaron and Tania Hillman, also make gin and rum.

It is not yet known what the group's intention is for the property.

The A-listed Edwardian mansion, which boasts 18,357 square feet of floor space and four reception rooms, is understood to have 11 bathrooms.

It's 25 acres of land also includes a quaint cottage.

The site of Aultmore House was specially selected because of its outstanding southerly views across Abernethy Forest to the Cairngorm mountains.


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