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THE DUFFTOWN - GLENLIVET
11 years old
58,6 %
INFO
Distilled June 79
Bottled Mar 91
Society Cask No. code 91.1
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

DUFFTOWN
15 years old
43 %
INFO
FLORA & FAUNA
Distilled 1977
Bottled 1992
Dufftown Distillery, Keith, Banffshire

DUFFTOWN - GLENLIVET
8 years old
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

DUFFTOWN
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.

DUFFTOWN
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

THE SINGLETON OF DUFFTOWN
Aged 12 years
40 %
Single Malt Scotch Whisky of Dufftown
Traditionally Batch Distilled
Perfectly Balanced, Naturally Rich & Smooth
Dufftown Distillery, Dufftwon, Keith, Banffshire

THE SINGLETON OF DUFFTOWN
Aged 15 years
40 %
Single Malt Scotch Whisky of Dufftown
Traditionally Batch Distilled
Perfectly Balanced, Naturally Rich & Smooth
Dufftown Distillery, Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire

DUFFTOWN
29 years old
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

Speyside
DUFFTOWN - GLENLIVET  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 Pound
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 12 year
is launched for duty free
2008     
The Singleton of Dufftown is made
available also in the UK
2010     
A Manager's Choice 1997 is released
2013     
A 28 year CS, also two expressions
for duty free Unite and
Trinite are released
2014     
Tailfire, Sunray, Spey Cascade are
released
2016     
Two limited releases 21 year
and 25 year released
2018     
Malt Master's Selection released
2020
Capacity: 6.000.000 Ltrs
Output: 6.000.000 Ltrs

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:
Stainless Steel 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 and large bottom                                                                                                                                                                                              
No. of Spirit Stills:3
Spirit Still Charge:15.000 litres
Heat Source: Steam Pans
Spirit Still Shape:
short Necks and large bottoms                                                    
                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
1895   
The Dufftown - Glenlivet Distillery
Company Limited is formed                                                                                                                                                                         
1896   
A sawmill and meal mill at the
Kirkton of Mortlach were converted
to a distillery which started mashing
on 10 November 1896                                                                                                                                                                             
1898   
The company changed its name to
P. MacKenzie & Co. Distillers Limited
business of P. MacKenzie including
Dufftown - Glenlivet and
Blair Athol Distilleries                                                                                                                                            
1941   
Dufftown - Glenlivet Distillery closes
to conserve supplies of barley during
World War II                       
1947   
Production recommenced                                
1968   
Expansion from 2 to 4 stills
1979 - 1980
New expansion: 2 still, a
new mash tun and 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.  
2006
The Singleton of Dufftown 12 years old
is launched in duty free
2008
TheSingleton of Dufftown 12 years old
is also launched in the United Kingdom
2010
A manager Choice 1997 is released
2013
Unite, Trinite are released and a CS
28 years old
2014
Tailfire, Sunray, Spey Cascade are released
2016
A 21 and a 25 years old limited releases
are released
2018
Malt Master Selection is released
2020
Capacity: 6.000.000 Ltrs
Output: 6.000.000 Ltrs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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.

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.

1895
The Dufftown-Glenlivet distillery
is built within a former mill by
Peter Mackenzie, Richard Stackpole,
John Symon and Charles
Macpherson
1896
The distillery begins production
1897
Glenlivet-Dufftown falls under the
ownership of P.Mackenzie & Co
1933
The distillery becomes part of
Arthur Bell & Sons' portfolio
1968
Dufftown undergoes a refurbishment –
its stills are increased
from two to four while its floor maltings
are decommissioned
1974
The distillery's stills are increased
again to six
1975
Bell's builds the Pittyvaich distillery
next door to produce malt
for its blend
1979
A further two stills are added, bringing
the total to eight
1985
Arthur Bell & Sons is purchased by
Guinness
1993
Pittyvaich is closed. The building is
finally demolished in 2002
1997
Guinness merges with Grand Metropolitan
to form Diageo
2006
The Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old is
launched in travel retail
2014
The Singleton Tailfire and Sunray are
launched

CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
75hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
13
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Non peated
MALT SUPPLIER i
Mainly in house
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
Non peaty
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
67-68%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
15,300
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Plain
STILLS i
6
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
12,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Plain
WASHBACK TYPE i
Steel
WASHBACKS i
12
WATER SOURCE i
Jock's Well, Conval Hills Spring
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Creamed

Diageo
1997 - present
Guinness UDV
1985 - 1997
Arthur Bell & Sons
1933 - 1985
P Mackenzie & Co
1897 - 1933
Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery Co
1895 - 1897

THE SINGLETON
This trio of single malts – Dufftown,
Glen Ord and Glendullan – has given
Diageo a top five brand.

THE SINGLETON
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
May 2018
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.


SINGLETON RELEASES 53 YEAR OLD DUFFTOWN MALT
September 2019
Speyside whisky brand The Singleton has released its oldest single malt to date, a limited edition 53-year-old from Dufftown distillery laid down in 1964.

The Singleton 53 Year Old and packaging
Time served: The Singleton 53 Year Old is part of the new Paragon of Time Collection
Matured in a single hogshead cask and bottled at 40.6% abv, The Singleton of Dufftown 53 Year Old 1964 Vintage is the first in the whisky brand’s new Paragon of Time Collection.

Maureen Robinson, master of malts for The Singleton, said: ‘Usually in high-aged Scotch, the cask can overpower the distillery character, but this had been lying there for over five decades and to our joy the distillery character had actually shone through, defying time.

‘It’s been an honour to be a part of this series that captures the perfection that only time can achieve.’

The whisky is said to feature ‘scented hand-cream, rose water and exotic tropical and berry fruit’ notes on the nose, with ‘dried figs and a suggestion of toffee’ on the palate.

Priced at £26,400 per 70cl bottle, only 117 decanters are available at selected speciality retailers in the UK and across Asia.

The 53 Year Old will be presented in a crystal decanter and housed in a wooden presentation case, with a piece of the original cask incorporated into the packaging.

The Singleton has also partnered with award-winning artist Cai Zhi Song to celebrate the release by creating a commemorative sculpture called Blossom, which will be auctioned later this year alongside a bottle of The Singleton 53 Year Old.

It surpasses the brand’s previous oldest release, the 40-year-old Glendullan single malt from the whisky’s Forgotten Drop series released in 2018.

In addition to Dufftown distillery, the Singleton brand also incorporates single malts from Glendullan and Glen Ord.
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