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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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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
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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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
A Bladnoch forum bottling from the Dufftown distillery. This single cask was distilled on the 3rd November 1982 and bottled on the 26th August 2009. From cask 18586. Just 270 bottles.  More info
A single cask from Dufftown, this was matured in cask number 80, a sherry butt, which gave the whisky a wonderfully deep colour. This was distilled on the 9th January 1984 and matured for 25 years...  More info
A single cask from Dufftown, with a lovely hue. This was distilled in May of 1980 and matured in a refill hogshead, before being finished in a sherry cask. Bottled by Douglas Laing in October 2008...  More info
A 1997 vintage from the Speyside distillery Dufftown, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice range.  More info
A single cask Speyside whisky matured in refill sherry butt number 79. This was distilled at Dufftown on the 9th January 1984 and aged for 26 years before bottling on the 12th April 2010. A release of...  More info
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A single cask Dufftown. This was distilled on the 3rd November 1982 and aged for 27 years in cask number 18647 before bottling on the 17th June 2010. A release of 175 numbered bottles at cask...  More info
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