Dufftown Distillery, Speyside

Dufftown Distillery, Speyside

The Dufftown distillery is located in the part of Speyside and Banffshire of the same name, an area which also hosts other renowned distilleries such as Balvenie and Glenfiddich).

Dufftown was born out of the conversion of an old mill in 1896, and it was immediately acquired in 1897 by Peter MacKenzie and Richard Stackpole (owners of Blair Athol distillery), who were seeking to expand their production capacity during the whisky boom of the 1890s. The recession of the 1930s forced MacKenzie to sell Dufftown, along with Blair Athol, to Arthur Bell.

From that moment on, Dufftown has been an indispensable component of the Bell’s blend. Since 1985, Dufftown has been part of Diageo, but Dufftown is not a widely advertised brand within Diageo's portfolio as the majority of the output goes in blends. The release of single malt bottlings therefore are few and rare, though this distillery has plenty of special whiskies, including a 54-year-old Singleton of Dufftown released in 2021.

The distinctive style of Dufftown single malts is quite malty with a delicate, fragrant, floral and honeysuckle nose. There’s often a delightful spiciness to the finish of these spirits.

(Adapted from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2024)

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1975 Berry Bros. & Rudd Exceptional Casks Dufftown, Cask Ref. 10430, Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky (40.1%)
40.1% Alcohol
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