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No: 90
Producer: United
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside(Dufftown)  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 324 390 ; Latitude 57 27° N, Longitude 3 7.5° W
Founded 1975 ; Operating Status: mothballed/closed (1993)

One of the newest distilleries, built by Bells in 1975 as a partner to next-door neighbour Dufftown. In the late 1980s, enthusiasts for single malts began to wonder whether the product would become available to them. The independant bottler James MacArthur released a 12-year old and the same bottler has added a 14-year old. A bottling from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society followed. In 1991 there was finally an official bottling.
© Michael Jackson 1994

Pittyvaich Distillery was used briefly for a trial production of gin in November 1994 as an experiment to establish the feasibility of establishing a shadow production facility at Pittyvaich in the event of a disaster at the main company gin distillery in Laindon. The results were never bottled and there are no plans to do this again.

It is now (1997) a test bed for new barleys under supervision of UD

Distillery rating: 2* Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire
Tel: 01340-20561

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