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MACDUFF   15 years old 40%                  
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1975
Bottled 1990
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

MACDUFF   17 years old 43 %                 
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 25.8.78
Cask No. 4159
Bottled 4.96
382 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

MACDUFF  32 years old 50%                
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled June 1967
Bottled October 1999
147 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

MACDUFF  31 years old 50%                
THE OLD MALT CASK50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled January 1969
Bottled July 2000
192 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Glasgow

MACDUFF             Aged 36 years 59,4 %                                       
CASK  STRENGHT  RARE  AULD
SCOTCH  WHISKY
SHERRY  CASK
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Region: Highland Scotch Whisky
Date distilled 04.1969
Cask no. 3684
Date bottled 02.2006
135 Numbered Bottles
Non Chill Filtering or Colourings of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

MACDUFF     Aged 38 years 46,9 %                                    
CASK  STRENGHT  RARE  AULD
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Region: Highland Scotch Whisky
Date distilled 11.1968
Cask no. 8546
Date bottled 04.2007
187 Numbered Bottles
Non Chill Filtering or Colourings of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Abredeenshire

MACDUFF       Aged 38 years 40,3 % INFO                 
CASK  STRENGHT  LONACH
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1969
Bottled 2008
The Lonach Whisky Company,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MACDUFF  VINTAGE  1 9 6 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Aged  40 years  48.4 %                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Highland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

UNCAN  TAYLOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

PEERLESS  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

CASK  STRENGHT  SINGLE  MALT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Unique Whiskies of Distinction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Fons et Origo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Est. 1938                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Distilled 25.11.68                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Cask no. 8548                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Bottled 28.11.08                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

178 Numbered Bottles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Bottled in his natural state                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Aberdeenshire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MACDUFF  VINTAGE  19 6 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Aged 41 years  40,9 %                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Highland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

DUNCAN  TAYLOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

PEERLESS  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

CASK  STRENGHT  SINGLE  MALT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Unique Whiskies of Distinction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Fons et Origo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Est. 1938                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Distilled 22.0.4.69                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Cask no. 3674                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Bottled 19.10.10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Bottled in his natural state                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

berdeenshire.

MACDUFF
VINTAGE  1 9 6 8                                   
Aged  40 years  48.4 %
Highland                        
DUNCAN  TAYLOR
PEERLESS  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
CASK  STRENGHT  SINGLE  MALT
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
Est. 1938
Distilled 25.11.68
Cask no. 8548
Bottled 28.11.08
178 Numbered Bottles
Bottled in his natural state
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly,
Aberdeenshire

MACDUFF
VINTAGE  19 6 9                             
Aged 41 years  40,9 %          
Highland
DUNCAN  TAYLOR
PEERLESS  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
CASK  STRENGHT  SINGLE  MALT
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
Est. 1938
Distilled 22.0.4.69
Cask no. 3674
Bottled 19.10.10
Bottled in his natural state
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly
Aberdeenshire.
                                                

Highland Malt
The Eastern Highlands
MACDUFF (1962)   zie ook Glen Deveron

Banff, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: William Lawson Distillers Ltd. Eigendom van Bacardi - Martini.
Macduff werd gebouwd in 1962 door Brodie Hepburn Ltd en Block, Grey & Block Ltd.
William Lawson vestigde zich in 1849 als whiskyhandelaar en blender, maar zijn onderneming werd nooit een groot succes en leed jarenlang een kwijnend bestaan.
Na de tweede wereldoorlog werd de firma nieuw leven ingeblazen en in 1967 verhuisde William Lawson Ltd van Liverpool naar Coatbridge waar een bottel- en blending fabriek werd gebouwd.
In 1972 werd de Macduff distilleerderij gekocht.
In 1980 werd William Lawson Ltd aangekocht door Martini & Rossi.
Macduff ligt bij de stad Banff aan de rivier de Deveron. Door de eigenaren wordt deze single malt whisky in de handel gebracht onder de naam Glen Deveron, door handelaren onder de naam Macduff.
De Mash tun is groot 6 ton. De negen Wash backs hebben elk een inhoud van 32000 liter.
Macduff heeft vijf ketels, twee Wash stills van elk 20000 liter en drie Spirit stills van elk 12500 liter.
De ketels worden met stoom verhit
De capaciteit is 2.000.000 liter spirit per jaar.

THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd
Douglas House 18, Lynedoch Crescent, Glasgow G 3 6 E Q.
In 1949 Fred Douglas Laing established Douglas Laing & Co primarily as a blender and bottler for his Scotch Whisky blends The King of Scots and House of Peers, which are available today internationally.
Large stocks and reserves of aging Malts in particular, were laid down by Mr. Laing, many being guarded for 25 - 30 years specifically for the older blends such as the 25 and 30 Year Old KING OF SCOTS.
With more than 50 different Malts in stock, over the last 50 years from filling programme, it was obvious that the Malt Master would have certain favourites. These have variously been chalked off the times of regular quality control, as being of particular qualitative interest; both commercially, and for the pleasure of the Directors. It has been their particular perk, benefit and privelege to nose and taste some of the finest quality samples indicative of the Distillers's art.
It was judged by the two current owners/directors (sons of the founder, so nepotism is not dead!) that some of these stocks were 'too good to blend'. And so the OLD MALT CASK selection was developed in 1999 to extend those perks and benefits beyond the Director's tasting suite!
Initially it was felt that 50 different Malts commemorating the Company's 50th Anniversary would be approciate. That tally has now been exeeded but our preferred strenght of 50 X ale/vol is maintained. We believe this strenght creates a fine, round, full quality for various Malts when taken 'neat'. It also allows the regular consumer to know precisely how much or little water should be added to this artisan and craftman's distillate.
These selected Malt Whiskies have waited many years to reach their classic heights of qua-lity. Not only with your health in mind, but with a view to greater enjoyment, may we suggest that in the style of the founder, whose signature endorses your Malt, you enjoy its glass leisurely and slowly.
Douglas Laing.



MACDUFF DISTILLERY

Macduff distillery has a classic, clean and functional Delme-Evans design, with the stillhouse being the most intriguing part of the engineering.

In here are five stills – two wash and three spirit – all of which have upward-tilting lyne arms that have a right angled kink in them. The spirit stills also have horizontal shell and tube condensers. The character is nutty (slightly sulphury at new make stage), with quick mashing, short fermentation and cold condensers. It is this last technique which adds weight to the spirit. It could well be that the kink in the lyne arm helps create just enough reflux to contribute a balancing fruitiness.


BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Glen Deveron
The Deveron


A modern distillery, Macduff (whose whisky is bottled by its owner as either Glen Deveron or The Deveron; Macduff is only used by independent bottlers) was built in 1960 to tap into the post-War whisky boom. The group of Glasgow brokers who were the original owners included Brodie Hepburn [see Tullibardine, Deanston] and it was through them, one imagines, that William Delme-Evans was chosen as architect. Brokers Block, Grey & Block were in charge between 1966 and 1972 when it became part of William Lawson, the whisky arm of Martini & Rossi.

The distillery had been slowly expanding in terms of production throughout its life and its Italian owner upped the number of stills to five in 1990. By then a range of single malts had been released, all under the name Glen Deveron.

In keeping with the Italian market’s love of young fresh malts, a 5- and 8-year-old were early members of the range. Two years later, Martini merged with Bacardi and in 1995 Macduff became part of the Dewar’s stable.

In recent years, the William Lawson blend has become a huge seller in Russia, but that hasn’t stopped Dewar’s plans to relaunch the single malt as Deveron.

TIMELINE

1960
Glasgow brokers Brodie Hepburn, Marty Dyke and George Crawford found Macduff
1963
Production officially begins at Macduff
1965
Macduff's stills are increased from two to three; two years later a fourth still is installed
1972
William Lawson, the whisky arm of Martini & Rossi, buys the distillery
1990
Macduff's fifth still is installed
1993
Bacardi purchases Martini, and Macduff becomes part of the Dewar's portfolio
2013
The Macduff Royal Burgh Collection is launched in duty free
MACDUFF FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
4
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
68hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
12.5
HEAT SOURCE i
HFO boiler providing heat to stainless elements
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Plain malt, 0ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Bairds
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
70%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
23,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Tall with rising lye pipe
STILLS i
4
WAREHOUSING i
Westhorn/Poniel
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
20,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Tall with rising lye pipe
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
60,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
6 wood, 2 stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
8
WATER SOURCE i
Natural spring and field drain - process. Burn and field drain - cooling
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Kerry MS1
OWNERS

Bacardi logo
PARENT COMPANY

Bacardi
1993 - present
CURRENT OWNER

John Dewar & Sons
PREVIOUS OWNERS

General Beverage Corporation
1980 - 1993
William Lawson Distillers
1972 - 1980
Brodie Hepburn, Marty Dyke and George Crawford
1960 - 1972

A seaside distillery, Macduff is located in the fishing port of the same name, on the banks of the River Deveron, next to the Moray Firth.



Macduff distillery has a classic, clean and functional Delme-Evans design, with the stillhouse being the most intriguing part of the engineering.

In here are five stills – two wash and three spirit – all of which have upward-tilting lyne arms that have a right angled kink in them. The spirit stills also have horizontal shell and tube condensers. The character is nutty (slightly sulphury at new make stage), with quick mashing, short fermentation and cold condensers. It is this last technique which adds weight to the spirit. It could well be that the kink in the lyne arm helps create just enough reflux to contribute a balancing fruitiness.


BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Glen Deveron
The Deveron


A modern distillery, Macduff (whose whisky is bottled by its owner as either Glen Deveron or The Deveron; Macduff is only used by independent bottlers) was built in 1960 to tap into the post-War whisky boom. The group of Glasgow brokers who were the original owners included Brodie Hepburn [see Tullibardine, Deanston] and it was through them, one imagines, that William Delme-Evans was chosen as architect. Brokers Block, Grey & Block were in charge between 1966 and 1972 when it became part of William Lawson, the whisky arm of Martini & Rossi.

The distillery had been slowly expanding in terms of production throughout its life and its Italian owner upped the number of stills to five in 1990. By then a range of single malts had been released, all under the name Glen Deveron.

In keeping with the Italian market’s love of young fresh malts, a 5- and 8-year-old were early members of the range. Two years later, Martini merged with Bacardi and in 1995 Macduff became part of the Dewar’s stable.

In recent years, the William Lawson blend has become a huge seller in Russia, but that hasn’t stopped Dewar’s plans to relaunch the single malt as Deveron.

TIMELINE

1960
Glasgow brokers Brodie Hepburn, Marty Dyke and George Crawford found Macduff
1963
Production officially begins at Macduff
1965
Macduff's stills are increased from two to three; two years later a fourth still is installed
1972
William Lawson, the whisky arm of Martini & Rossi, buys the distillery
1990
Macduff's fifth still is installed
1993
Bacardi purchases Martini, and Macduff becomes part of the Dewar's portfolio
2013
The Macduff Royal Burgh Collection is launched in duty free
MACDUFF FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
4
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
68hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
12.5
HEAT SOURCE i
HFO boiler providing heat to stainless elements
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Plain malt, 0ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Bairds
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
70%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
23,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Tall with rising lye pipe
STILLS i
4
WAREHOUSING i
Westhorn/Poniel
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
20,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Tall with rising lye pipe
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
60,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
6 wood, 2 stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
8
WATER SOURCE i
Natural spring and field drain - process. Burn and field drain - cooling
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Kerry MS1
OWNERS

Bacardi logo
PARENT COMPANY

Bacardi
1993 - present
CURRENT OWNER

John Dewar & Sons
PREVIOUS OWNERS

General Beverage Corporation
1980 - 1993
William Lawson Distillers
1972 - 1980
Brodie Hepburn, Marty Dyke and George Crawford
1960 - 1972


WILLIAM LAWSON

William Lawson’s Finest Blend is sweet and medium-bodied in style, with a high malt content. At its core is the single malt of Macduff distillery, married with various bold malts and grain whiskies with a fruit forward character – no peated whisky is added.

In addition to Finest Blend, the William Lawson portfolio includes 12-year-old Scottish Gold, 13-year-old Bourbon-Cask-Finished and Super Spiced – whisky infused with vanilla and spice.

William Lawson was born in Scotland between 1853 and 1859, and subsequently migrated to Ireland. By 1888 he was working as exports manager at E&J Burke’s blending, bottling and export company in Dublin. The following year the name W Lawson & Co, Dundee and the label ‘Lawson’s Liqueur Whiskey’ were registered to Edward & John Burke – confusingly also trading as W Lawson & Co – by William Lawson. In 1890 Burke’s became a limited company, with Lawson acting as company secretary. The following year he was appointed a director of the firm, but in November 1903 he was dismissed by Burke’s, although the reasons for this are not clear.

Burke’s used an accommodation address at 20 Reform Street in Dundee for its whisky blends, though around 1923 the actual blending and bottling operations were moved from Dublin to Liverpool.

In September 1963 Clan Munro Whisky – part of the Italian vermouth and sparkling wine specialist Martini & Rossi – bought the Lawson’s trademark, and agreed with the Distillers Company Ltd (DCL) to call the brand William Lawson’s, in order to avoid confusion with the DCL blend Peter Dawson.

In 1967 the firm relocated from Liverpool to Coatbridge in Lanarkshire and two years later came the creation of William Lawson Whisky Ltd, with the intention that the new company would take over all Martini & Rossi whisky interests from Clan Munro. That takeover was completed in 1972, with the new company name being amended to William Lawson Distillers.

That same year William Lawson Distillers Ltd acquired Macduff distillery in Banffshire, which had been constructed in 1962/63. Its single malt was marketed as Glen Deveron. In 1993 rum specialist Bacardi purchased Martini & Rossi, giving it the William Lawson blended Scotch brand and Macduff distillery, and in 1998 new headquarters facilities were developed at Parkhead, in the east end of Glasgow. Until that year the company had no other distilleries apart from Macduff, but this situation changed with the acquisition of John Dewar & Sons Ltd and five distilleries from Diageo plc.

Under the ownership of Bacardi, William Lawson’s sales have risen dramatically, with volumes almost doubling between 2010 and 2014. Having been introduced into Russia in 2008, Lawson’s can now claim to be the country’s largest imported spirit brand. The blend also now enjoys strong sales in France, Spain, Portugal and Mexico.

TIMELINE

1853
William Lawson is born
1898
Lawson becomes export manager for Dublin firm E&H Burke
1899
Registration by William Lawson of W Lawson & Co, Dundee and Lawson’s Liqueur Whiskey
1903
William Lawson is dismissed from E&H Burke
1923
Burke’s moves its blending and bottling operation from Dublin to Liverpool
1963
Clan Munro Whisky Ltd (part of Martini & Rossi Ltd) buys the Lawson’s trademark
1967
Relocation of the company to Lanarkshire
1972
William Lawson Distillers is established to control all Martini & Rossi whisky interests; Macduff distillery is acquired in the same year
1993
Bacardi Ltd purchases Martini & Rossi
1998
Bacardi buys John Dewar & Sons Ltd and its four distilleries; Lawson’s moves from Coatbridge to Parkhead in Glasgow
2014
William Lawson’s becomes the world’s sixth-largest Scotch whisky brand
OWNERS

Bacardi logo
PARENT COMPANY

Bacardi
1998 - present
CURRENT OWNER

John Dewar & Sons
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Diageo
1997 - 1998
Guinness UDV
1940s - 1997
E& J Burke
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