Dufftown Distillery

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General
Pronunciation ’dufton Pronunciation
Translation
Region Highlands / Speyside
Distiller Arthur Bell & Sons
Owner United Distillers & Vintners (UDV) (Diageo plc)
Address Dufftown
Keith
Banffshire
AB55 4BR
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1340 - 82 21 00
LatLong 57° 26’ 09.6” N   03° 07’ 40.3” W
Altitude 165 m
Grid Reference NJ323389
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Open to public Not open to public
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History
1895
Peter Mackenzie and Richard Stackpole found a meal mill on land owned by John Symon on their way finding a spot to build a distillery in the Speyside area. John Symon also owned a farm named Pittyvaich which was on top of the hill overlooking the mill. They made a deal and the Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery Co. was founded, soon incorporated as P. Mackenzie & Co.
1895-1896
Within a year after purchase of the mill it was converted and barley from Pittyvaich farm was being used for distillation. The first batch commenced nine hogsheads
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P. Mackenzie & Co. acquired Blair Athol Distillery and expanded its outlets, even to the USA
1933
The assets of P. Mackenzie & Co. purchased by Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd., blenders of Perth
WWII
Distillery closed due to grain shortage. Apart from this period it was continuously in production
1967
Extended from two to four stills (1968 mentioned as well)
1979
A stainless-stell Lauter mash tun was installed and the amount of stills raised from four to six allowing a production of over 6 million gallons (over 27 million litres) of whisky
1985
Arthur Bell & Sons was acquired by Guinness
1987
Guinness took over Distillers Company Limited (DCL)
1999
Owned by United Distillers & Vintners (UDV, now Diageo plc)



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