Aberlour Distillery, a medium size whisky producer in Scotland's Speyside region.
This evening, I am focusing on Aberlour Distillery which is located in the village of Aberlour in the Speyside region of Scotland. Aberlour is about fifty seven miles N.W. of Aberdeen. This is one of three distilleries owned by the French owned, Chivas Brothers Group. Sister distilleries are Strathisla and Glenlivet.
Summary information as follows:
- Aberlour has a history dating back to 1826 since when it has grown to its current production level of 4.2m litres per annum.
- Aberlour malt is a major constituent of the blend, Clan Campbell which is the most popular Scotch whisky brand in France.
- For visitors, Aberlour provide an excellent two-hour, small group tour which concludes with tastings of a range of malts plus the opportunity for guests to bottle their own single malt.
- Aberlour produces a range of single malts comprising 10-year-old, 12, year old, 15-year-old 18-year-old and 25 year-old.. These are all matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Additionally, there is the popular a‘bunadh’ matured in ex-Oloroso casks. This was re-created following discovery of a time capsule bottle secreted in one the buildings. Single malts account for about half of Aberlour’s output.
- At Aberlour there are two pairs of stills and five on-site warehouses.