Dufftown is not normally open to the public, but I was able to tour it as part of the 7 Stills Tour during the Spirit of Speyside Festival in 2008 - and again the following Monday (as I'd already bought a ticket for the second tour before I was able to get a 7 stills ticket).
Despite its very cramped site, Dufftown's six stills used to produce more malt whisky than any other Diageo distillery - though since the completion of Roseisle it is never likely to have that distinction again - and now Caol Ila's output has also outstripped that of Dufftown. In 1975 Bell's who then owned the distillery, built Pittyvaich next door with 4 stills that were replicas of those in the Dufftown distillery, to provide more malt for their blends.
Malt Madness, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk ScotchWhiskyNet
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Nearest National Rail stations are Elgin (ELG) (14 miles), Keith (KEH) (10) or Huntly (HNT) (13). Live train times: ELG, KEH, HNT. The preserved Keith & Dufftown railway runs up to 3 trips a day at weekends in summer and some Fridays too - also during Speyside Festivals.
Dufftown Distillery is on the banks of the River Dullan in the ancient settlement of Kirktown of Mortlach - follow Church Street from Dufftown Square.
Dufftown 15yo was part of Diageo's Flora and Fauna range for some years. More recently a Singleton of Dufftown has been released - 12yo (40%) is widely available, the superior 15yo and 18yo (both 40%) are only available in specialist outlets. A couple of unaged Singletons, also at 40% - Tailfire (for supermarkets) and Sunray (for specialists) have been released recently - apparently named after popular styles of flies used for fishing on the Spey. TWE and RMW have some old mainly 8yo distillery bottlings from the 60s, 70s and 80s selling at up to £400.
Independent bottlings are fairly rare.
LFW, RMW, TWE
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:(17 miles), Huntly (14)
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Autospares of Huntly 49 Duke Street 01466 793682
Charlie Millett Dufftown 01340 820991
Not a shop - has a page on the Dufftown.net website - provides repairs and spares - assisted Whisky Cyclist in 2014 when stranded in Craigellachie with damaged tyre.
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Dufftown Distillery are available on Flickr.