MACDUFF

Distillery
Founded in 1960
Perched se​aside, next to Moray Firth, Macduff is located in a fishing port of the same name, near the banks of the River Deveron. It's off-white buildings and low warehouses look out over working fields and the North Atlantic.

A youthful endeavour by Scottish standards, Macduff first opened in 1960. Its moniker hasn't stayed quite as steady as its business, flipping between Macduff and Glen Deveron several times over the last half century.

Under the name Glen Deveron, Macduff was acquired by William Lawson Distillers Ltd. in 1972. They, in turn were subsumed by the Martini & Rossi Corp. in 1980. The Bacardi Corp. took over the whole bunch in 1992, placing the Macduff Distillery in the trusted hands of their subsidiary John Dewar & Sons.

At Macduff, two wash stills feed three spirit stills, an unusual asymmetric production setup. The distillery employs a combination of peated and unpeated malts, depending on the destination of the spirit in question.

Macduff single malts are characteristically lightly peated for a light smoke on the palette. Both Sherry and Oak casks are used to age Macduff's malts, depending again on their intended use.

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What does Macduff taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Macduff Scotch. It's based on all Macduff drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Macduff before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Highlands
  • Established
    1960
  • Owner
    Bacardi
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    2 wash, 3 spirit
  • Visitor center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    MacDuff, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 3JT, Scotland
  • Phone
    +44 1261 812612
  • Website
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There's a dram for everyone in the Highlands!

Highlands are the largest of the Scottish Whisky regions. Geographically the Highland Whisky region is defined as everything north of an imaginary line between Dundee and Greenock.

Single malt Whisky from the Highlands offer a lot of flavour diversity. You'll find everything from smoky drams to light and elegant floral & fruity Whiskies coming from the Highland distilleries.
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