Dufftown Malt Whisky
Owner: Region/district: Diageo Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1896 Active 5 800 000 litres
Address: Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire AB55 4BR
01340 822100 www.malts.com
1895 – Peter Mackenzie, Richard Stackpole, John Symon and Charles MacPherson build the distillery Dufftown-Glenlivet in an old mill.
1896 – Production starts in November.
1897 – The distillery is owned by P. Mackenzie & Co., who also owns Blair Athol in Pitlochry.
1933 – P. Mackenzie & Co. is bought by Arthur Bell & Sons for £56,000.
1968 – The floor maltings is discontinued and malt is bought from outside suppliers. The number of stills is increased from two to four.
1974 – The number of stills is increased from four to six.
1979 – The stills are increased by a further two to eight.
1985 – Guinness buys Arthur Bell & Sons.
1997 – Guinness and Grand Metropolitan merge to form Diageo.
2006 – The Singleton of Dufftown 12 year old is launched as a special duty free bottling.
2008 – The Singleton of Dufftown is made available also in the UK.
2010 – A Manager´s Choice 1997 is released.
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