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Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dufftown, Keith
Banffshire AB55 4BR Scotland
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The city of Dufftown is a small market town in the heart of Speyside and was founded in 1817 by the fourth Earl of Fife, James Duff. The Earl was a local laird and built Dufftown, initially named Balvenie, to give employment after the Napoleonic Wars.

Dufftown Distillery - a converted meal mill - was founded in Speyside in 1896, and still draws its pure water from the same spring. The village of Dufftown promotes itself as the Malt Whisky Capital of the World and its longstanding reputation for producing some of the finest whisky in Scotland goes unchallenged.

The newest single malt whisky brand is the The Singleton of Dufftown. It is a rich, smooth-tasting, enjoyable and well-balanced whisky, which has been matured in both American (bourbon) and European (sherry) oak casks. It is stylishly packaged in a traditional but distinctive 19th century-style blue glass flask. The bottle and the label’s unique colourways and specially designed typography, capture the essence of whisky packaging in the late 19th century. It is sold in a stylish manila-coloured gift presentation, carrying a historic photograph of the distillery.

The Singleton of Dufftown is aimed at people who have an interest in single malt but who are perhaps trying malt whisky for the first time. This new whisky is a highly enjoyable malt, promising a rich and accessible taste experience for both newcomers to malt whisky and connoisseurs in Europe. 'Dufftown' clearly shows the malt’s distillery provenance.

THE SINGLETON OF DUFFTOWN
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

 
THE SINGLETON OF DUFFTOWN

'Perfectly Balanced, Naturally Rich and Smooth’ is the wording on the label, and it is the ideal summary of this striking malt.
Tasting Notes
This smooth, naturally rich single malt whisky has sweet fruity notes and a lingering, pleasurable warmth.

STRENGTH 43% ABV

APPEARANCE 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.

Tasting Notes Courtesy of The Singleton of Dufftown

The Dufftown Distillery

Dufftown was the sixth distillery built in the area and it takes the name of the town itself. There are four other distilleries in the immediate area: Balvenie, Glendullan, Glenfiddich and Mortlach. Other distilleries within the vicinity: Allt-a-Bhainee, Pittyvaich, Glenallachie and Convalmore.

Like so many of its Speyside neighbors, Dufftown Distillery added the name Glenlivet to its name (Dufftown-Glenlivet) as it was once thought that the name "Glenlivet" would add prestige and recognition to any distillery that choose to add it. The glen of Livet was not even near Dufftown!

The distillery was sold to Peter Mackenzie and Richard Stockpole just a year after it was built. In 1933, it was bought by Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. along with Blair Athol, as part of the acquisition of Peter Mackenzie & Co Distillers Ltd. Dufftown Distillery has been an important contributor to Bell's blend ever since. In 1985, Bell's was purchased by Guinness plc. Today it is part of Diageo plc.

Dufftown Distillery was expanded in 1967 from two stills to four, as well as the two more stills added in 1979. A new mash tun and malt mill were also introduced. Dufftown now has has the capacity to make 27 million litres of whisky a year. The water source is from Jock's Well deep in the Conval hills which is so highly acclaimed that men from the nearby Mortlach distillery (the original Dufftown distillery) have been caught trying to divert the water supply!

Dufftown distillery is Diageo's powerhouse. It has the largest production capacity of all the other distilleries owned by the conglomerate.

The distillery does not have a visitors' centre.


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