Latest update: October 17th 2010
†DUFFTOWN DISTILLERY PICTURES
A rare distillery visit, as this distillery is usually not open to visitors.
Just heading out of Dufftown you will find this distillery. The distillery looks quite nice and across the road there are two warehouses. For the other warehouses you will have to pass the distillery, heading up a hill to see a whole range of warehouses.
During the visit they were getting ready to start up after being silent for a month. It is not a showpiece distillery, but especially the stillhouse looks nice. Four stills are within the original building. On the side there is a part added in which there is another set of stills. Dufftown has a full Lauter mash tun, which you donít see that often.
The distillery was originally built as a mill, but was converted into a distillery in 1986 by the Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery Co. In 1897 the distillery was sold to the owners of Blair Athol distillery, MacKenzie & Co. Both in turn were sold in 1933 to Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. The distillery was originally set up with two stills, this was doubled in 1974. In 1979 another two stills were added. In 1985, ownership turned over to United Distillers (UDV), which later merged into Diageo.
This visit was made as part of the Autumn Spirit of Speyside