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No: 91
Producer: United
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside(Dufftown)  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 324 390 ; Latitude 57 26.4° N, Longitude 3 7.5° W
Founded 1896 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

Of Dufftown's seven malt distilleries only one appropriates Dufftown as its name and in past manifestations confusingly tagged on the word Glenlivet. In fact Dufftown is some distance from the glen of the Livet, and has no need anyway for such devices. Speyside distilleries used to believe that a murmured reference to Glenlivet added a cachet but these allusions are gradually vanishing. The Dufftown distillery and its next-door neighbour Pittyvaich were both owned by Bells until that company was acquired by what is now United Distillers. Dufftown's stone-built premises were originally a meal mill, in 1896 but they have since sprouted a pagoda, and were twice expanded in the 1970s.
© Michael Jackson 1994

Distillery rating: 3*

Dufftown, Keith
Tel: 01340-20224 or 01340-20773

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