By hand and by heart
57.5159 N, 3.6518 W
Dunphail is a resolutely traditional distillery, dedicated to crafting the finest whisky the way it used to be made. Our mission is to produce world-class full-bodied, fruit-forward single malt whisky using the full range of processes, each one shaped by generations of rich distilling heritage.
From malting the highest quality barley through to a demanding production regime that is completely guided by hand, we take all the time that is necessary with every stage of our whisky making process.
All of our barley is prepared inside our traditional malthouse, with working kiln and iconic pagoda roof. Our dedication to detail is demonstrated by using long fermentations, applying direct fire to our pot stills, alongside an extensive maturation policy for our casks. All of these help ensure that Dunphail’s whisky possesses unique flavour and character.
Dunphail combines its historical outlook to production with a forward-looking, innovative approach to whisky appreciation.
Taking the traditions of the past to
shape the whisky of tomorrow
Dunphail Distillery has been constructed from a one-time farm steading, and sits in the beautiful countryside of the Speyside region. The refurbishment and expansion of the site have been conducted using local, heritage materials such as Scottish Douglas Fir and original stonework. Throughout development, we incorporated technologies that respect the natural environment, including the generation of all of our electricity needs through solar power as well as significantly reducing our need for water.
Our iconic malthouse, with its floor malting facility and kiln, was carefully designed and built to preserve the craft of traditional malting – a sight rarely seen at other distilleries these days. Steeping, spreading and kilning of our barley are all conducted within the stone building, entirely by hand.
The main distillery building contains the heart of our whisky making process, from milling to mashing through to fermentation in open-topped wooden washbacks before commencing distillation in our copper pot stills.
A range of specially-selected oak casks for maturing our whisky are held within the on-site warehouse, offering visitors the chance to enjoy the sight and aromas as the angels take their share.
The distillery’s visitor centre provides guests with a place to relax and enjoy some fine whiskies as well as purchase gifts, while at the same time learning how the techniques of the past are being used at Dunphail to shape the whisky of the future.
Our mission is to produce world-class,
full-bodied, fruit-forward whisky