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Dufftown

The Dufftown distillery was built in 1895 by wine merchant Peter Mackenzie, John Symon, Richard Stackpole and Charles MacPherson. Producton began a year later. The Dufftown distillery sits not far from its namesake town and not far from where the Rivers Dullan and Fiddich conjoin in liquid matrimony. In the Conval Hills, Jock’s Well rises and from here Dufftown draws its cooling waters. The distillery was bought from the original owners in 1933 by Arthur Bell and Sons for the sum of £56,000.

Following Guinness’ acquisition of Arthur Bell and Sons and the subsequent merger between Guinness and Grand Metropolitan, Deanston is at present under Diageo ownership. Since two extra stills were added in 1979, the whisky distillery houses a total of eight stills. Currently, Dufftown is the largest producer of all Diageo’s whisky distilleries; Dufftown has a capacity of some 4.12million litres and as much as 98% of this is used in blends, notably, Johnnie Walker, Dewar’s and in Bells, of which it is the largest single constituent malt whisky. There has been but one official house bottling, a Flora and Fauna 15 year-old. However, there has been a twelve year-old, launched for the duty free market and named ‘The Singleton of Dufftown’. There have been but a handful of independent bottlings.

Dufftown Whisky Distillery

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About Dufftown Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01340 822100

Distillery Founded

1896

Distillery Capacity

4 120 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

Diageo

Distillery Address

Dufftown, Banffshire

Distillery Website

www.malts.com

1895

Peter Mackenzie, Richard Stackpole, John Symon and Charles MacPherson build the distillery Dufftown-Glenlivet in an old mill.

1896

Production starts in November.

1897

The distillery is owned by P. Mackenzie

1933

P. Mackenzie & Co. is bought by Arthur Bell & Sons for £56 000.

1968

The floor maltings is discontinued and malt is bought from outside suppliers. The number of stills is increased from two to four.

1974

The number of stills is increased from four to six.

1979

The stills are increased by a further two, to eight.

1985

Guinness buys Arthur Bell & Sons.

1997

Guinness and Grand Metropolitan merge to form Diageo.

2006

The Singleton of Dufftown is launched as a special duty free bottling.

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A delicious 18 year old Speyside malt from the Dufftown distillery, the Singleton exudes oodles of creamy, malty flavour, and it's the oldest official Dufftown we've ever tried…  More info
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A straightforward, nutty and malty single malt from Speyside, the Singleton of Dufftown was released to replace the Singleton of Auchroisk. It’s aged in a high proportion of European oak casks.  More info
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A smart-looking giftset featuring a bottle of the classic 12 year old Speyside whisky - the Singleton of Dufftown - as well as two branded glasses. This was aged in a high proportion of European oak...  More info
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A classic 15 year old Speyside malt originally released for the travel retail market. Singleton of Dufftown is aged in a mix of European and American oak casks and it's sweet and spicy.  More info
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The Singleton of Dufftown's first appearance in Diageo's annual Special Releases, this mighty-fine herbaceous 28 year old is a welcome addition. Ordinarily, the contents of...  More info
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Tailfire is one of two no age statement single malt Scotch whiskies released for the Singleton of Dufftown range in 2014 (the other being Sunray). In tune with the berry red label, the Tailfire is a...  More info
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From the Berry's Own Selection, a range of independently bottled whiskies by Berry Bros. & Rudd, comes this single cask Dufftown single malt. It was distilled back in the heady days of 1982 and...  More info
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Bottled at full proof, this whisky from Dufftown is sure to boast plenty of fruit. An outturn of 309 bottles.  More info
$118.13
One of two no age statement single malt Scotch whiskies released in 2014 for the Singleton of Dufftown range (the other being Tailfire). Sunray takes its name from a type of fly used for salmon...  More info
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Independently bottled Dufftown single malt, distilled all the way back in 1995. Part of Douglas Laing's Old Particular range, it has been bottled at 48.4% abv in handsome bottles covered in Olde-Timey...  More info
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The recipe for a great evening calls for good whisky, good food and good friends. With this charming gift set from the Dufftown Distillery, you're on your way there. The gift set includes a 15 year...  More info
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A rare cask strength release from the Dufftown distillery, bottled as Dufftown-Glenlivet for Diageo's Rare Malts range, at cask strength this single malt is a rich, chewy dram with gorgeous spice...  More info
$330.59
8 year old Dufftown Glenlivet pure malt Scotch whisky, from the days where the term "pure malt" was still used - the 1980s. This was also when Arthur Bell & Sons owned the Dufftown distillery!  More info
$194.57
A 100cl bottle from the 1980s of 8 year old Dufftown Glenlivet whisky from the days when adding "Glenlivet" onto the end of you distillery name was in. Also in fashion around then was New Romantics...  More info
$262.67
18 year old Dufftown single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in August 1995, matured in a refill butt for 18 years and bottled in March 2014 with an outturn of 589 bottles. Plenty of yummy fruit notes to...  More info
$145.18
This indie bottling of Dufftown single malt comes from the Connoisseurs Choice range, manned by the brilliant folks at Gordon & MacPhail. It was distilled in 2004 and matured in refill bourbon barrels...  More info
$58.99
A Singleton of Dufftown glass tumbler, just the thing for enjoying one of their brilliant Speyside whiskies.  More info
$8.03
A single cask whisky distilled at Dufftown in 1999 before bottling in early 2013 by Douglas Laing after a 13 year maturation period spent in a refill hogshead.  More info
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A full litre bottle of 18 year old Dufftown, released for the duty free market. Loads of flavour here, and very interesting to try - it's certainly the oldest official Dufftown we've ever had!  More info
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A great whisky with a handsome tawny hue. This was distilled at Dufftown in January of 1984 before a 27 year maturation in refill butt number 82. A release of 479 bottles, at natural cask strength...  More info
This was distilled at Dufftown in March of 1982. It was aged for 30 years in a single sherry butt (number 8232) before bottling in March 2012 for Douglas Laing's Directors Cut range. A release of 189...  More info
This was distilled at the Dufftown distillery in November 1982 before a 30 year maturation in a single cask (a refill hogshead). It was bottled for the Old Malt Cask range in November 2012 and there...  More info
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This was distilled at the Dufftown distillery in Speyside in 2002. It was then aged in first-fill bourbon barrels before bottling in 2012 for Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range.  More info
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A 1993 vintage from the Gordon and MacPhail Connoisseur's Choice range. A subtle, yet charming single malt from the Speyside distillery, Dufftown, one of the original seven stills of the town.  More info
An official bottling from the Speyside distillery, Dufftown. This is a light, gentle 15 year old dram from the Flora and Fauna range.  More info
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