The Dufftown Whisky Museum

The Dufftown Whisky Museum provides a unique opportunity to discover the secrets of whisky making in days gone. It also gives a fascinating insight into the lives and times of whisky smugglers.

Many of the exhibits were provided by local distillers as well as HM Custom and Excise. These include illicit stills as well as other tools and equipment used for whisky manufacture in times gone by.

Open during the Summer Mon ~ Fri 13:00 - 16:00 also some mornings from 10:00 - 13:00 We also hope to open just at the weekends during the Winter, but check before coming 01340 820507 Dufftown Whisky Museum The Whisky Museum in Dufftown

Mates of The Whisky Museum

The Whisky Museum needs your support. Having been opened in 2002 by Charles Maclean who was editor of Whisky Magazine,we had to move out of our premises in March 2009.

Dufftown 2000 have been fortunate in obtaining a new permanent home for the Museum but it's small. We have  purchased the adjoining property in order to create a larger museum and a heritage centre, with displays of local memorabilia. To achieve this we need funds - and so we have formed Mates of the Whisky Museum to help with this task.

Who can become a Mate?

Anyone who enjoys whisky and wants to keep Dufftown Whisky Museum alive.

How much does it cost?

GBP10 per year (or a life membership for GBP100)

To join

Please contact René Ramon, who is Keeper of the Whisky Museum. Email:

During the festivals we try to put on a special event for the Mates. They are also invited to one of the Nosing & Tasting Evenings (free of charge) that we put on during the summer months.

Update..... We have started renovations on the new building, gutting out most of the front part.

Meanwhile, we have been fortunate enough to be offered an architect and designers free of charge and the initial plans are looking very exciting.

With the help of the Mates of the Whisky Museum, donations and savings made over the years we have managed to purchase the building next to the present Whisky Museum (formerly Maureen's Fruit Shop). This will enable us to extend the present very small museum and include a local heritage element. We feel this is quite an acheivement for a small charitable organisation but the hard work really starts now! The building needs major renovation work done so we need help physically and financially to see this new project come to fruitition. If you can help in any way please contact us at or telephone: +44 (0) 1340 820507.


Whisky Museum Dufftown
A nosing on World Whisky Day of the Shackleton Whisky
Whisky Museum Dufftown
The displays include an illicit still