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Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky


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Speyside
1896
Jock's Well in the Conval Hills
United Distillers & Vintners
Operational
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+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 well and 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


Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old
Colour: Golden.
Nose: A rich nose with sweet fruits, liquorice and a hint of citrus.
Taste: A sweet smooth taste with a touch of blackcurrant.
Finish: A warm and pleasantly dry finish.

Dufftown 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.

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Dufftown Bottlings


Dufftown offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old.
  • 15 Year Old Flora & Fauna Series.
  • Centenary 20 Year Old.
  • Dufftown Glenlivet 8 Year Old.
  • Dufftown Glenlivet 12 Year Old.

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