Dufftown Distillery

Distillery
Founded in 1895
There is a bit of confusion about Dufftown Distillery, because there are nine distilleries located in the town of Dufftown. But this is the one actually named "Duftown."

Anyway... Dufftown the distillery is in Dufftown, about five miles east of the Spey River alongside Glenfiddich, Mortlach, The Balvenie, and five other tightly clustered Highlanders.

Dufftown is a production house owned by Diageo. Not much effort has been made over the years to give it a unique identity. It was founded in 1895, by two entrepreneurs from Liverpool, as the Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery Co.

It was then acquired by Mackenzie & Co., and then another acquisition, and another merger, and another acquisition later... it is owned by Diageo. It used to be one of Diageo's largest production facilities, but others have vamped up, and newer distilleries have opened, so now it is a rather middling one by comparison.

The distillery was recently upgraded from an annual output of approximatley 4 million liters, to 5.8 million liters. Almost all of it goes into blends. A few independent bottlers have issued special single malt releases, but few and far between.

There was a 15 YO Flora and Fauna release, and Singleton issues from Diageo from time to time. But none of these can come close to being deemed a signature style in production. It is one of the primary components of Bell's famous blended Scotch.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
    1895
  • Owner
    Diageo
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    3 wash, 3 spirit
  • Visitor center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Dufftown Distillery, Dufftown, Moray AB55 4BR United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1340 822100
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Like Deanston, Dufftown was not built to be a distillery. It was a grain mill that they converted into a distillery, when the milling business was slow.
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Speyside
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, malts from these fifty or so Speyside distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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