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

Summer Nosing and Tasting Evenings 2019

The Summer Nosing and Tastings programme concluded on Wednesday, 11 September 2019, with a presentation of the Dewars distilleries with Denny McTaggart. Many thanks to Gillian McGathland and her team for delivering this exciting evening entertainment for the Summer visitors.  Details of the tastings and the winners of the blind nosing competition are detailed on the Nosings 2019 page

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival 2019

The Programme of Events for the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival is now available via the website. There is a great range of events from Whisky Tours to Whisky Tastings and Walking events including the Mates of the Whisky Museum and the Dramble. Follow Dufftown Whisky Festivals on Facebook for the latest news.

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 8 July to 27 October 2019. 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