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Andrew Millsopp
*Speyside South Senior Manager"



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Dufftown Distillery, situated in the whisky-rich town of Dufftown, Scotland, has a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1895. Originally named the "Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery," it produced whisky primarily for blending purposes under Mackenzie & Co. Ownership changed hands over the years, with Arthur Bell and Sons acquiring the distillery in the early 20th century. Bell's doubled the number of stills in the 1970s, expanding production. In 1985, United Distillers (now part of Diageo) took over the distillery, and it became a crucial component in Bell's blends. However, in recent years, with the introduction of the Singleton of Dufftown brand, the distillery has gained recognition as a single malt producer.

Dufftown's production process has evolved to meet the needs of Diageo's blenders. The distillery's water source, Jock's Well, has been a point of contention with neighboring Mortlach distillery. Dufftown has undergone multiple expansions, making it one of the most crowded distilleries in Scotland. Its capacity now stands at 5.9 million liters of pure alcohol annually. The distillery is housed in a converted old mill, which contributed to its overcrowded layout. Dufftown boasts three wash stills and three spirit stills, each featuring a distinctive "pear" shape. These stills have wide spherical lids and gradually narrowing necks.

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