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Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Speyside Distillery Information.

Dufftown Scotch Whisky Distillery History


Located on the south side of Dufftown it draws its waters from Jock’s Well in the Conval Hills.


Being named after the town itself it could be assumed that it was also the first distillery to be set up in Dufftown. However Mortlach (1824), Glenfiddich (1887), Balvenie (1892) and Convalmore (1894) were all established earlier with Glendullan following in 1898.The last distillery to be built was Pittyvaich in 1975


The Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery Co. founded the Dufftown distillery in 1896. This was not a purpose built distillery but a conversion from an old meal mill. The following year the Dufftown distillery was acquired by MacKenzie & Co owners of the Blair Athol distillery in Pitlochry to the south


During 1933 Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd acquired the distillery with their take over of MacKenzie & Co The whisky from the distillery becoming an important component of the Bell Blends


In 1974 the number of Stills increased from 2-4 then five years later another pair were added


Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd became part of United Distillers in 1985 that merged with International Distillers and Vintners (IDV) in 1998 to form United Distillers and Vintners (UDV). UDV is owned by industry giant Diageo; Scotland's largest malt whisky producer.


The whisky produced is an important constituent of Diageo’s Bells Blends, however they have released the whisky as a single malt. The Dufftown 15 year old and have bottled it under the Flora & Fauna Label

Founded in 1896 by the Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery Co

Location Speyside region Central district Dufftown

Water source Jock’s Well


Dufftown Distillery Equipment

Stainless steel mash tun

12 stainless steel washbacks

3 wash and 3 spirit pot stills

Matured in American bourbon and European sherry casks

Dufftown Distillery, Dufftown,



AB55 4BR

Tel: +44 (0)1340 820224


No Visitor Facilities

Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings

The Singleton of Dufftown 12 years old

Tasting Notes supplied by Diageo.

This smooth, naturally rich single malt whisky has sweet fruity notes and a lingering, pleasurable warmth.


Strength; 43% ABV

Apearance; Deep gold, polished mahogany highlights.


Nose; Toasted nut and rich fruit aromas. Adding a touch of water brings out the classic Speyside fruit-sweet aromas.


Body; Light to medium.


Palate; Sweetness and crunchy nuts, then smooth fruity richness. Firm, with a balancing sweetness; hints of blackcurrant, brown sugar and espresso coffee. Warming and pleasant.


Finish; Medium to long, elegantly drying and crisp with a delayed, lingering warmth.


Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Older Distillery Bottlings 

Dufftown Aged 15 Years Flora & Fauna

Dufftown-Glenlivit 21 year old 1975 rare Malts selection 54.8% abv



Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Independent Bottlings

Berry’s Own Selection,

Bladnoch Forum


Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail),

Coopers Choice,

Maverick  (Murray McDavid),

Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Private Cellar (Speyside Distillers)

Scotts Selection (Speyside Distillers)


Whisky Galore (Duncan Taylor)

Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery Style Tasting Notes


Nose: Dry, aromatic.

Palate: heavy, syrupy, malty.

Finish: Medium oily finish.

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