Dufftown Distillery is located in the village that shares its name in the Speyside. In 1895 The Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery started operations on the site of an old mill. Most of the spirit produced at the distillery was used for blends. This distillery faced intermittent periods of interrupted production due to war restrictions and decreased demand from its foundation until 1933. On that year the Arthur Bell and Sons company purchased it.
Under the ownership of that company, the number of stills was doubled from two to four in 1974 and a few years later two more were added. The production capacity reached 4 million litres of alcohol per year as a result of the expansions.
Today the distillery is owned by Diageo and it remains a relatively low profile brand. Some whisky produced at this distillery is sold as a single malt under the name: The Singleton. The vast majority of the spirit produced at Dufftown distillery ends up in blends.
The flavour profile is influenced by the distillery's usage of a long fermentation period. The palate of many Dufftown whiskies often has grassy, malty and fruity notes.