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Aberlour Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Spring on Ben Rinnes
Chivas Brothers
+44 (0)1340 881249
(Call for visiting hours)
Many of Scotland's distilleries have stories of varying degrees of interest relating to their history. Aberlour officials will readily point out that in 960 A.D., St. Drostan conducted his Baptismals in the spring of water that is now used for whisky production by their distillery. Judge for yourself as to the relevance, or contribution, that this information or act in history has on the single malt Aberlour produces.

Aberlour Distillery was founded in 1879 on the site of an earlier distillery built in 1826. It produces a full-bodied malt that is quite complex and spicy, with a classic bouquet in the nose. It is the only malt whisky to have won twice (1986 and 1990) both the Gold Medal and Pot Still Trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

In 1898 a fire destroyed several of the distillery buildings and most of the whisky stocks. Under the supervision of Scotland's foremost designer of whisky distilleries, Charles Doig of Elgin, the Aberlour Distillery was largely rebuilt.

Over the past 100 years, with modernisation and technology, the landscape of the distillery has inevitably altered, though many of the original features are still there and the traditional working character of the place remains unchanged. The latest addition is the new Visitors Centre - the Fleming Rooms - named after the founder of the distillery.

Aberlour Tasting Notes

Aberlour Single Highland Malt whiskies are aged from 10 to 33 years and are casked and bottled in different ways to best bring out the delicate flavours and remarkable tastes that make their whisky so special.

The Aberlour 10 Year Old is a classic Speyside Single Malt. It is matured in a combination of sherry and bourbon oak casks for a minimum of 10 years. It is gold in colour with a dry fresh fruity aroma with sweet notes of mint toffee. It has an exceptionally smooth and creamy taste, with spicy-sweet nutmeg and honey combining with the dewy freshness of autumn fruits. A long, soft warming finish.

The Aberlour 15 Year Old Single Malt is golden amber in colour. The nose is a confection of marzipan, with hints of sherry and orange blossom, and a light smokiness. The taste is soft and spicy with a lightly toasted oaky flavour, overlaid with a sherry-sweet nuttiness mixed with ripe apricots and toffee that shamelessly seduces the palate. The finish is mellow, with a distinct spiciness and subtle hints of mint.

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Aberlour Bottlings

Aberlour offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • 10 years old single malt.
  • Aberlour a'bunadh.
  • 15 Year Old Sherry Finish.
  • 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured.
  • 12 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured.
  • 15 Year Old Sherry Wood Finish.
  • 22 Year Old Bottled 2002 - Wooden Box.
  • 30 Year Old Special Limited Edition.
  • 8 Year Old Aberlour - Glenlivet Square Bottle - Gold Label.
  • 12 Year Old Aberlour - Glenlivet Square Bottle - Gold label - Bottled 1970's.
  • Aberlour - Glenlivet Centenary "Special Reserve" Edinburgh Crystal Decanter.
  • 33 Year Old Bottled 1970.

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