Welcome to Dufftown

A vibrant and thriving Highland community that invites visitors to participate in a wide range of traditional Scottish activities and entertainment throughout the year.

Set in the heart of Speyside in north eastern Scotland, Dufftown is situated on the banks of the River Fiddich and the Dullan Water at the foot of the Conval Hills.

Like other villages of its period, Dufftown has spacious streets laid out in a regular plan. The four main streets converge at the Clock Tower, which was completed in 1839. The Clock Tower was originally the town jail, became the Tourist Information Centre and is now vacant. The Visitor Information Point is now located in the Whisky Museum.

Whisky making is the life blood of Dufftown. From the farmers who grow the finest malting barley to the distillers and the coopers, without Whisky, Dufftown could no longer proclaim itself the "Malt Whisky Capital of the World".

Whether you already know the north-east of Scotland or are just thinking of visiting, you are sure to find Dufftown and the surrounding area a beautiful part of the Highlands and a unique opportunity to escape from the pressures of 21st century living. For more information about Dufftown why not browse our Dufftown online brochure.


Whatever the reason you come here, enjoy your visit and, as we say in Scotland: "Haste ye back!"


What's New

Nosing and Tasting with Dewars/Bacardi 22 Aug 18

The Summer Whisky Nosing and Tastings programme is now in full swing. The nosing and tasting on Wednesday 22August 2018 in the Commercial Hotel Function Hall in Dufftown starts at 8.00pm. The nosing and tasting this week will feature drams from the Dewara/Bacardi presented by Denny MacTaggart. The cost is £15 per person and includes a Glencairn nosing glass (value £5.00) for you to keep. The full summer programme is available on the website.

The Whisky Trail Bus

The Whisky Trail bus service is a new service introduced by Stagecoach and allows you to visit 12 Speyside Distilleries with a Sunday service from 1 July to 12 August 2018. The No 36 bus travels through Speyside and links with the No 10 service to Forres and Keith. 

The full bus timetable is available by clicking here

Scotch Hopping in Scotland

The Americans have discovered our secret!  here is an excellent piece from the Washington Times on 6 Jan 17, well worth a read if you want to have a US view of Speyside!

A Night on the Dufftown

5 minutes to spare? then why not read this short e-zine article by Paul Stafford who visited Speyside in 2014.  His voyage of discovery included a visit to the Glenfiddich Distillery, the Fiddichside Inn and the Whisky Museum.  It's well worth  a read.  


The Clock Tower, Dufftown