Open To Visitors:
Jock's Well in the Conval Hills
United Distillers & Vintners
+44 (0)1340 820224
The building which houses
the Dufftown distillery was originally
a saw and meal mill and was converted in
1895 into a whisky distillery by the Dufftown Glenlivet Distillery Company.
In 1897 the Dufftown whisky distillery was
taken over by MacKenzie & Company.
By the 1920s the distillery was doing very
had an expanding market in the USA.
However prohibition in the USA hit the Dufftown
distillery really badly
and by the time prohibition ended in 1933
the company was struggling to survive.
In 1933 Dufftown
distillery along with the Blair Athol
distillery were purchased
by Perth based whisky blenders Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd.
Dufftown has been an
important component of the world famous Bells
blend ever since. Bells doubled
the number of stills from two to four in 1974 and
a further two stills were added in 1979.
This resulted in Dufftown having the
capacity to produce 27 million litres of
whisky per year.
So in terms of whisky capacity Dufftown
is the twelfth largest
distillery in Scotland. Since 1985, Dufftown
has been owned by United Distillers
& Vintners. UDV is owned by industry giant Diageo;
Scotland's largest malt whisky producer.
Dufftown Tasting Notes
12 Year Old Colour:
A rich nose with sweet fruits, liquorice
and a hint of citrus. Taste:
A sweet smooth taste with a touch of
A warm and pleasantly dry finish.
15 Year Old Flora & Fauna. Colour:
Dull gold. Nose:
Nutty, as well as a hint of marzipan and wholemeal maltiness. Taste:
Spicy nuttiness. Softens in the mouth. Finish:
Nutty long finish.