Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy Distillery

Aberfeldy Distillery was founded by the John Dewar & Sons, Ltd. in 1896, and opened in 1898. The distillery is located on the eastern outskirts of Aberfeldy, on the southern bank of the upper Tay. The demand for barley as a basic foodstuff during World War I led to the distillery being closed from 1917 to 1919. The Second World War also caused barley supplies to be cut, and the distillery was again forced to shut down for some of this period. Supply to final markets was kept up by reducing the period whisky was laid up from 7 years to 3. In 1972 the distillery was enlarged, and the old stills were replaced by four new steam heated stills. In 1999, an Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt brand was introduced. In 2000, the Earl of Elgin opened “Dewar’s World of Whisky” at the Aberfeldy Distillery: this is a centre for marketing the products and educating the public about the process of distillation and history of the Dewar’s brand. Aberfeldy is the largest malt whisky component of Dewar’s Blended Whisky.

Aberfeldy Whisky Reviews:

  • aberfeldy-12-year-old-whisky Aberfeldy 12 Years Old (40% , OB, 2018) - Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review & Chocolate Pairing: Deliciously honeyed dram rather quite simple appearing at first but actually quite complex. Tasting with dark chocolate highlighted honey and fruitier notes on nose and palate and accentuated the oak wood and gentle spices of the finish, I liked how the chocolate was drying but the whisky mouth-watering. 85/100
  • aberfeldy-12-year-old-whisky Aberfeldy 12 Years Old (40%, OB, 2017) - Aberfeldy 12 Years Old Whisky Review Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery Bottling: Official – John Dewar & Sons/Bacardi Ltd. ABV: 40% Cost: £35.50 What they say: Aberfeldy 12 […]
  • Aberfeldy_16YO Aberfeldy 16 Years Old (40%, OB, 2015) - Smooth and oily, perhaps a touch over-spiced for my palate in places this is a dram full of subtleties that rewards spending some time with. 83/100
  • aberfeldy-18-year-old-whisky Aberfeldy 18 Years Old (40%, OB, 2017) - Creamy with a good hint of citrus, still in that very relaxed/subtle Aberfeldy style, I think I was looking for more depth and something more to ruminate over in this dram which didn't quite appear. 84/100
  • Aberfeldy SC 1999 Aberfeldy 1999 (56.5%, OB, Oloroso Sherry Butt #5, 2017) - Whisky Review: Aberfeldy 1999 Vintage Cask #5 Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery Bottling: Official – John Dewar & Sons/Bacardi Ltd. ABV: 56.5% Cost: £150 Distillery Exclusive What they […]
  • Aberfeldy Cask 6978 Aberfeldy 20 Years Old 1994 (56.9%, OB, Sherry Cask #6978, 2014) - Review: Aberfeldy 20 Years Old 1994 Cask 6978 Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery Bottling: Distillery Only Bottle-Your-Own ABV: 56.9% Cost: £80 for 70cl Score: 84/100 What they say: […]
  • Aberfeldy SC 2001 Aberfeldy 2001 (55.5%, OB, Refill Bourbon Barrel #21444, 2017) - Whisky Review: Aberfeldy 2001 Vintage Cask #21444 Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery Bottling: Official – John Dewar & Sons/Bacardi Ltd. ABV: 55.5% Cost: £100 Distillery Exclusive What they […]
  • Aberfeldy 21 Years Old (40%, OB, 2014) - Review: Aberfeldy 21 Years Old Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery Bottling: Official – Bacardi ABV: 40% ABV, Cost: £116.76 from Master of Malt or £82.41 from Amazon Score: 85/100 What […]
  • The Whiskyphiles Aberfeldy Distillery Aberfeldy 26 Years Old 1988(~55%, OB, Cask #1087, 2014) - Review: Aberfeldy 26 Years Old 1988 Cask 1087 Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery Bottling: Single cask sample ABV: ~ 55% Cost: N/A Score: 93/100 What they say: Distilled […]