Dufftown 1995 18 Year Old (cask 10378) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) (70cl, 50%)

Dufftown 18 1995 OMCDufftown 18 1995 OMC

Dufftown 1995 18 Year Old (cask 10378) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) (70cl, 50%)

One of 589 bottles.

18 year old Dufftown single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in August 1995, matured in a refill butt for 18 years and bottled in March 2014 with an outturn of 589 bottles.

Dufftown was built in 1896, becoming part of the Arthur Bell & Sons portfolio in 1933. As with Blair Athol, Dufftown was regularly bottled as a single malt, despite its importance to the Bell's blends. When the company was bought by Guinness in 1985, these bottlings stopped, but a Dufftown distillery bottling returned in 1991 as part of United Distillers’ Flora & Fauna series, later becoming part of The Singleton stable. Prior to the construction of Roseisle, Dufftown was Diageo's largest distillery.

Douglas Laing & Co was established in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, affectionately known as “FDL.” The company started out as a blending business, but over time their focus shifted towards independently bottlings single malts. Fred died in 1982, leaving the business to his two sons, Stewart and Fred Jr, who eventually carved it up in 2013, with Stewart leaving to establish Hunter Laing. Fred Jr and his daughter Cara now run Douglas Laing, which continues to bottle single malt and has also revived its blending business. Additionally, the company has recently moved into distilling as well, announcing plans to construct the new Clutha distillery in Glasgow, and taking over Strathearn in Perthshire in 2019.

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