Glendullan distillery

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A large plant situated on the banks of the river Fiddich, Glendullan utilises long fermentation (in a mix of stainless steel and wood) and slow distillation to produce a character which is on the lightly fruity side of grassy. 

  • Region
    Speyside
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
    Working
  • Brands produced here
    The Singleton

Glendullan History

The distillery started life in 1897 when it was built by the Aberdeen blender and broker William Williams who had also signed an exclusivity deal with nearby Glenfiddich. Williams merged with Greenlees Brothers and was absorbed within DCL in 1925. A second distillery was built next door in 1972 and run in tandem with the original site. In 1985, the original plant was closed and ‘Glendullan 2’ now provides liquid for blends and the Singleton of Glendullan brand which was launched in 2007 as an exclusive for the North American market.

A biolpant, which processes the spent lees, was opened on-site in 2014.

Timeline

  • 1897 Glendullan is built by Aberdeen blender William Williams
  • 1919 The distillery is absorbed into Macdonald, Greenlees & Williams Distillers
  • 1925 Glendullan becomes part of the DCL portfolio
  • 1962 The distillery is rebuilt
  • 1972 A second distillery is built next door which operates simultaneously
  • 1985 The original distillery is closed but 'Glendullan 2' remains in operation
  • 1995 Glendullan appears in the Rare Malts series as a 22-year-old
  • 2007 The Singleton of Glendullan is released in the US
  • 2013 The Singleton of Glendullan Liberty and Trinity are released in duty free

Glendullan Facts

  • Condenser Type i
    Shell and tube
  • Fermentation Time i
    75hrs
  • Filling Strength i
    63.5%
  • Grist Weight (t) i
    12
  • Heat Source i
    Steam
  • Malt Specification i
    Non peated
  • Malt Supplier i
    Non peated
  • Mash Tun Type i
    Lauter
  • New-make Phenol Level i
    Non peaty
  • New-make Strength i
    67-68%
  • Spirit Still Charge (l) i
    18,500
  • Spirit Still Shape i
    Plain
  • Stills i
    6
  • Wash Still Charge (l) i
    15,500
  • Wash Still Shape i
    Plain
  • Washback Type i
    8 wood, 2 steel
  • Washbacks i
    10
  • Water Source i
    Goats Well Spring
  • Wort Clarity i
    Clear
  • Yeast Type i
    Creamed

Owners

Current owner

Previous owners

Contact

Address
Glendullan Distillery
Dufftown
Moray
AB55 4DJ
United Kingdom
Phone
+44 1340 822300
Visitor Opening Hours
Not open to the public

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See also

  • Auchroisk Auchroisk Auchroisk Distillery & brand

    Auchroisk

    One of Diageo’s ‘nutty-spicy’ sites.

  • Benrinnes Benrinnes Benrinnes Distillery & brand

    Benrinnes

    A highly individual Speyside whisky.

  • Blair Athol Blair Athol Blair Athol Distillery & brand

    Blair Athol

    The home of Bell's blended whisky.

  • Caol Ila Caol Ila Caol Ila Distillery & brand

    Caol Ila

    Islay distillery belonging to Diageo.

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