40 % FROM THE HOUSE OF BELL'S Numbered Bottles Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd, Distillers, Perth
DUFFTOWN - GLENLIVET
21 years old
54,8% INFO RARE MALTS SELECTION Natural Cask Strenght Distilled 1975 Bottled September 1997 Limited Edition Genummerde flessen Arthur Bell & Sons, Perth
DUFFTOWN - GLENLIVET
12 years old
59,6 % CADENHEAD'S AUTHENTIC COLLECTION 150th Anniversary bottling Distilled December 1979 Bottled March 1992 No additives No colouring No chill filtration Wm. Cadenhead, 32 Unionstreet, Campbeltown
17 years old
43 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION Distilled 27/11/35 Bottled 28/11/02 Matured in a Sherry Butt Cask no. 16030 Genummerde flessen The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.
Aged 35 years
49,6 % THE OLD MALT CASK SPECIAL CASK STRENGHT Single Cask Bottling Matured in Sherry Cask Distilled 1965 October Bottled 2001 April 228 Bottles No Chill Filtration No Colouring Bottled at Natural Cask Strenght Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow
58,3 % THE CROSS HILL Independent Bottling Distilled 1978 Bottled 2007 CASK STRENGHT TRIBUTE TO BRAVE HEART Limited Edition 184 Bottles only Distilled and Bottled in Scotland for Jumping Jack Produktion, Kreuzberg 36, Berlin
Highland Malt Speyside DUFFTOWN - GLENLIVET (1896 also see PITTYVAICH
Dufftown, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. Onderdeel van United Distilles Ltd. Eigendom van Guinness.
De Earl of Fife, James Duff, gaf zijn naam aan Dufftown, de malt whisky hoofdstad van Schotland. De grote vraag naar Speyside malt whisky dreef twee ondernemers uit Liverpool, Peter Mackenzie en Richard Stackpole naar Dufftown. Samen met een notaris van Dufftown en John Symon, eigenaar van een houtzagerij en graan maalderij richten zij The Dufftown - Glenlivet Distillery Company Ltd op. Ze verbouwden de zagerij en maalderij om tot een distilleerderij die op 10 November 1896 werd opgestart.
Het proceswater kwam van Highlandman John's Well of Jock's Well en gerst voor de eerste produktie kwam van Pittyvaich farm, het eigendom van John Symon.
Dufftown - Glelivet was een succevolle distilleerderij en Mackenzie kon een eigen blending firma beginnen.De export naar Amerika floreerde, maar met de drooglegging in Amerika in 1920 had Mackenzie een probleem. In 1993 moest hij zijn bedrijf en Dufftown - Glenlivet verkopen aan Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd en inclusief de Blair Athol distilleerderij en 120.000 gallons whisky voor maar £ 56.000.
In de tweede wereldoorlog was Dufftown - Glenlivet gesloten.
In 1985 werd Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd, tegen zijn zin, overgenomen door Guinness en na de overname, ook tegen hun zin van de Distillers Company Ltd door Guinness samengevoegd en ging men onder de naam United Distillers Ltd verder.
In 1968 werden twee ketels toegevoegd en de kapaciteit zo verdubbeld. The Dufftown - Glenlivet kan 3 miljoen liter spirit per jaar produceren. In 1979 kwamen er opnieuw twee ketels bij, wat het aantal op zes ketels bracht.De Mash tun is 10,6 ton.De 12 Wash backs hebben elk een inhoud van 53000 liter. De drie Wash stills van 15.300 liter elk, en de drie Spirit stills van 13.100 liter elk kunnen per jaar 3.25 liter spirit produceren.De ketels worden met stoom verhit.
October 2005 Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last. The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old. Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'. In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Re-leases series.
1895 Build in an old mill as Pittyvaich Distillery by Peter Mackenzie, Richard Stackpole John Simon and Charles MacPherson
1896 Production starts in November
1897 The name is now Dufftown and the owner is P. Maclenzie & Co, who also owns Blair Athol distillery
1933 P. Mackenzie & Co is bought by Arthur Bell & Sons for 56.000 Pounds
1968 The floor maltings is discontinued and the number of stills is increased from 4 to 6
1979 The stills are increased by a further two to eight
1985 Guiness buys Athur Bell & Sons
1997 Guiness and Grand Metropolitan merge to form Diageo
2006 The Singleton of Dufftown is launched
Capacity4.000.000 litres spirit a year
Owner: Diageo Plc Established: 1896 Water Source:John's Well / Jock's Well Malting Capacity: No malting on site Malt Source: Bairds and Roseisle Malt Storage:Capacity: 4 malt bins Mill Type: Vickers Mill Grist Storage:1 grist bin Mash Tun Construction:StainlessSteel full lauter
Mash Size: 13 tonnes No. of Wash Backs:12 Wash Back Construction:Stainless Steel Wash Back Capacity : 58.000 litres Yeast: Mauri Creamed Yeast No. of Wash Stills:3 Wash Still Charge:12.000 litres Heat Source:Steam Pans Wash Still Shape:short necks andlarge bottoms
No. of Spirit Stills:3
Spirit Still Charge:15.000 litres Heat Source:Steam Pans Spirit Still Shape: short Necks andlarge bottoms
Annual Distillery Output (2012):
5,6.000.000 litres per annum
1895 The Dufftown - Glenlivet DistilleryCompany Limited is formed
1896 A sawmill and meal mill at theKirkton of Mortlach were converted to adistillery which started mashing on10 November 1896
1898 The company changed its name toP. MacKenzie & Co. Distillers Limited
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1941 Dufftown - Glenlivet Distillery closesto conserve supplies of barley during WorldWar II
1947 Production recommenced
1968 Expansion from 2 to 4 stills 1979 - 1980New expansion: 2 still, a new mash tunand a new mash mill are built
The company of Arthur Bell was taken over by Guinness Plc in 1985, and in 1987 Arthur Bell
and Scottish Malt Distillers were amalgamated to form United Distillers. Distillery Manager ( 2012) is Gordon Clark Dufftown uses non - peated Optic barley
Dufftown has a green grassy character
This year ( 2012 half a million pounds for new wash and spirit condensers invested
Most of the whisky produced by Dufftown is used in the blended whiskies Johnnie Walker,Bells and The Singleton.
The whisky boom of the 1890's brought entrepreneur Peter Mackenzie and his partner Richard Stackpole from Liverpool to the Kirkton of Mortlach in 1895 to view a sawmill and a meal mill, for conversion into a distillery.
On meeting the owner, John Symon, along with local solicitor Charles McPherson, be - came the founders of the Dufftown - Glenlivet Distillery Company Limited.
Following extensive building conversions, Dufftown´s sixt distillery began mashing on 10 November 1896, with the first spirit flowing into cask six days later.
At this time, the jealously guarded water supply for Dufftown distillery, Highlandman John´s Well, also known as Jock´s Well, was hotly disputed by neighbouring distillers.
However an agreement was finally reached and the source was protected for generations to come.
Not unlike many of its Speyside neighbours, Dufftown Distillery added the name Glenlivet to its title as it was thought that the name Glenlivet would add prestige and recognition to any distillery.
In 1898 Peter MacKenzie´s son, John, replaced his father who moved to Edinburgh and George Stodart replaced Symon and Stackpole, with the company changing its name to
P. MacKenzie and Co. Distillers Ltd.
By such time, MacKenzie´s whisky blending company had established an expanding market in the United States but the introduction of Prohibition laws, which were in place for 13 years before they were repeated, placed significant pressures on the industrie and resulted in the distillery barely ticking over.
In 1933, the year in which the laws were repeated in the United States, Arthur K. Bell purchased the total business of P. MacKenzie, including Dufftown - Glenlivet and Blair Athol Distilleries.
The following year saw the distillery return to full production which continued until 1941 when the distillery was closed in an effort to help conserve supplies of barley during the Second World War.
Full production starts in 1947.
Expansion work in 1968 saw the number of stills increase from 2 to 4, doubling the capacity with more than 3.000.000 litres of alcohol being produced each year by the 1970´s.
Further expansion increased capacity again by 50 %, following the addition of a new mash tun, two additional still and a new malt mill in 1979 / 1980.
The Singleton gets new variants
March, 2014 Diageo has announced two new variants to its The Singleton of Dufftown single malt Scotch whisky range. Tailfire and Sunray are said to have been created using specially selected casks to enhance particular elements of the flavour profile of the Speyside malt whisky. Tailfire is described as having a vibrant and enticing character, which comes from maturation in a higher proportion of European oak casks specially selected to enhance the juicy red berry freshness and sweet aromas of vanilla and fresh cut grass. This variant will be launching in both grocery and whisky specialists in March across a number of markets in Western Europe (UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, and Germany in July 2014). The recommended retail price of Tailfire in the UK will be £33. The character of Sunray is said to come from maturation in a higher proportion of toasted bourbon casks selected to deliver a honeyed, vanilla sweetness with aromas of blackcurrant and baked apple. Sunray will be launching exclusive to whisky specialists in March 2014 across a number of markets in Western Europe (UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark). Sunray's RRP in the UK will be £36. Diageo says colourful packaging indicative of the taste profile, and clear flavour descriptors have been chosen to facilitate the demystification of single malt whisky, a category with historically fewer younger consumers. Diageo Master Blender, Dr Matthew Crow said: "I am immensely proud of these two single malts. Tailfire and Sunray embody the future of whisky, and have been created to inspire a new generation of whisky drinkers. The Singleton is a much loved Speyside whisky, and has always put great taste and flavour at the heart of their single malts." The names said to be are derived from the names of salmon flies, inspired by the leaping salmon and fly fishing on the river Spey. Tailfire and Sunray join The Singleton family alongside the 12, 15 and 18 year old expressions. November 2014
Created by Diageo's Master Blender Mareen Robinson: 2006 The Singleton Series starts with 12, 15 18 years old 2013 The Singleton Reserve Collection starts: Trinite, Liberte and Artisan 2014 The Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire and Sunray, The Singleton of Dufftown Cask Strenght is launched: 52.3 % and 28 years old, The Singleton of Dufftown Cascade, The Singleton of Dufftown Unite.
BRAND PRODUCED HERE
One of a number of distilleries which started as a mill, Dufftown started producing whisky in 1896 for its owner, the blending firm Mackenzie & Co (which already owned Blair Athol). It became part of Arthur Bell & Sons in 1933 and was a key player within that blender’s estate, increasing its stills to eight by 1979 – currently there are six.
Bell’s also built the neighbouring Pittyvaich distillery in 1975 (it was run more or less as Dufftown 2) to cater for the rise in demand for its blend. Pittyvaich closed in 1993 and was demolished in 2002. Bell’s was bought by Guinness in 1985 and two years later Diageo was formed.
Until the opening of Roseisle, Dufftown was Diageo’s largest distillery. In 2006, it joined the Singleton family (alongside Glendullan and Glen Ord) with its market being, predominantly, UK and Europe.
The Dufftown-Glenlivet distillery is built within a former mill by Peter Mackenzie, Richard Stackpole, John Symon and Charles Macpherson
The distillery begins production
Glenlivet-Dufftown falls under the ownership of P.Mackenzie & Co
The distillery becomes part of Arthur Bell & Sons' portfolio
Dufftown undergoes a refurbishment – its stills are increased from two to four while its floor maltings are decommissioned
The distillery's stills are increased again to six
Bell's builds the Pittyvaich distillery next door to produce malt for its blend
A further two stills are added, bringing the total to eight
Arthur Bell & Sons is purchased by Guinness
Pittyvaich is closed. The building is finally demolished in 2002
Guinness merges with Grand Metropolitan to form Diageo
The Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old is launched in travel retail
The Singleton Tailfire and Sunray are launched
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
FILLING STRENGTH i
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
HEAT SOURCE i
MALT SPECIFICATION i
MALT SUPPLIER i
Mainly in house
MASH TUN TYPE i
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
WASH STILL SHAPE i
WASHBACK TYPE i
WATER SOURCE i
Jock's Well, Conval Hills Spring
WORT CLARITY i
YEAST TYPE i
1997 - present
1985 - 1997
Arthur Bell & Sons
1933 - 1985
P Mackenzie & Co
1897 - 1933
Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery Co
1895 - 1897
This trio of single malts – Dufftown, Glen Ord and Glendullan – has given Diageo a top five brand.
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Singleton is actually a threesome of single malts each with a growing family of expressions around a core 12-year-old. First was Singleton of Glen Ord, Diageo’s ‘green grassy’ malt from the Black Isle which was reserved for Asia. Then came two Speysiders – The Singleton of Glendullan (fruity, grassy) for the US and Canada, and The Singleton of Dufftown (nutty, spicy), which was kept just for Europe. Today all three are available globally in a bid to become the world’s number one single malt brand.
In each case with The Singleton of Glendullan, Dufftown and Glen Ord, the range has been expanded with older expressions and those with no age statement at all. Examples include Dufftown’s Spey Cascade, Tailfire and Sunray, and Glendullan’s Master’s Art that is finished in Muscat casks.
Described as a ‘recruitment malt’, The Singleton has become the key driver in Diageo’s single malt portfolio, flanked by ‘discovery malts’ like Talisker and Oban, and ‘prestige malts’ like Mortlach and the annual Special Releases range.
THE SINGLETON HISTORY
For a giant with such prominent brands, Diageo is not used to playing catch-up to its smaller rivals, but that is what has happened with single malts.
With a view to redressing the balance, The Singleton range was launched in 2006, starting with Glen Ord, followed by Glendullan and Dufftown 12 months later. The brand’s success led to a major expansion at Glen Ord in 2014 that doubled capacity to 10 million LPA (litres of alcohol per annum).
In the same year, Diageo launched The Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire and Sunray – the first two NAS expressions in the brand’s portfolio.
By 2015 Diageo revealed plans to grow The Singleton as a single malt brand in its own right, to take on the might of The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich which jointly held the title of world’s biggest malt brand.
SINGLETON MALT MASTER’S SELECTION UNVEILED
Diageo Reserve has unveiled The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection, a no-age-statement single malt whisky released as part of a revamp of the brand’s entire core range.
The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master's Selection bottle
Master plan: The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master's Selection is part of the brand's repackaged core range
The whisky, bottled at 40% abv, promises a ‘slightly sweeter’ take on the classic Speyside style used by the Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old.
Malt Master’s Selection has been matured in a combination of refill, Sherry and Bourbon casks, with a greater proportion of refill to allow ‘the sweet yet refined distillery character to shine through’.
Nick Temperley, Head of Diageo Reserve GB, said: ‘The Singleton Malt Master’s Selection, with its sweeter notes and delicate flavour, will appeal to those new to the category whilst sitting well with our existing fans and loyal whisky drinkers.’
The new whisky’s release also heralds the arrival of a packaging revamp of the Singleton of Dufftown’s core range, inspired by 19th-century hip flasks and blown from blue glass.
‘The rebrand of the 12, 15 and 18 Year Old will also create a strong standout for the collection on-shelf,’ said Temperley.
The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection will be available globally to both on- and off-trade consumers, priced at about £30 a bottle.
Dufftown is one of the few distilleries where the wash stills are smaller than nthe spirit stills. Ouput in 2019 will be 6 million litres of alcohol.