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Aberlour

Aberlour Distillery

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Founded: 1879

Status: Operational

Owner: Pernod Ricard

Output: 3 million litres per annum

History:

James Fleming, son of a local tenant farmer built Aberlour Distillery in 1879 after having worked at Dailuiane, Carron for ten years. Producing whisky from 1880 onwards until his death at the age of 65 in 1895. Fleming is buried opposite the distillery in the village cemetery. Robert Thorne & Sons bought the distillery and ran it until 1921. In 1921, Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd sold the distillery to W. H. Holt & Sons, a brewery near Manchester. In 1945 S. Campbell & Sons Ltd bought the distillery. In 1975 Pernod Ricard acquired Campbell Distilleries, and they joined with Chivas Brothers in 2001 forming a portfolio of 14 single malt distilleries and 1 grain distillery in Scotland, and 2 gin distilleries in England. In 2002, a new, modernized visitor centre was opened.

Aberlour Whisky Reviews:

  • Aberlour-10-Years-Old-single-malt-scotch-whisky Aberlour 10 Years Old ~ 40% (Pernod Ricard) - Review: Aberlour 10 year old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Pernod Ricard ABV: 40% Cost: £24.19  from Master of Malt What they say: A classic Speyside single malt, matured in a combination of oak ex-bourbon casks and ex-sherry butts for a minimum of 10 years. Welcoming, vibrant and rewarding. Colour: […]
  • Aberlour White Oak 2001-single-malt-scotch-whisky Aberlour 11 Years Old 2001 White Oak ~ 43% (Pernod Ricard) - Aberlour 11 Years Old 2001 White Oak (Official Bottling) 43% ABV, €30 for 70cl Score 69/100 What they say: This vintage expression Aberlour has been carefully matured in American White Oak casks. The White oak (quercus alba) wood influence provides characteristic soft notes of vanilla and coconut. This is a single malt of exceptional charm and […]
  • Aberlour 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured Aberlour 12 Years Old Sherry Cask Matured ~ 40% (Pernod Ricard) - Aberlour 12 Years Old Sherry Cask Matured (Travel Retail) 40% ABV,  £33.99 for 1L from World of Whiskies Score 75/100 What they say: Aberlour 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured is a unique whisky from the prestigious range of Aberlour Single Malts. The distillery has along history of producing outstanding whiskies which have been awarded […]
  • aberlour-16-years-old-sherry-cask-hf Aberlour 16 Years Old Sherry Cask (Bottled 2016) ~ 56.2% (Aberlour Distillery) - Whisky Review: Aberlour 16 Years Old Sherry Cask (Bottled 2016) Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Pernod Ricard/Chivas Brothers; Hand fill distillery only ABV: 56.2% Cost: £70 What they say: Aberlour Distillery only/hand fill 16 Years Old Sherry Cask, batch A16, bottled 4th October 2016 at 56.2% ABV. What I say: […]
  • Aberlour 18 Years Old 1994 – Strictly Limited ~ 46% (Càrn Mòr) - Review: Aberlour 18 Years Old 1994 – Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr) Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Carn Mor (Morrison & Mackay) ABV: 46% Cost: £15 for 20cl Score: 85/100 What they say: An 18 year old Speyside whisky from Aberlour distillery. Bottled in 2013 by Carn Mor, this is a […]
  • Craigleith Aberlour 20 LB Aberlour 20 Years Old 1991 – Craigleith ~ 46% (Lockett Bros) - Review: Aberlour 20 Years Old 1991 – Craigleith Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Lockett Bros ABV: 46% Cost: £50 for 70cl Score: 85/100 What they say: ‘Craigleith’ Lockett Bros bottling (166 bottle outturn) of 20 year old Aberlour (1991) Bourbon hogshead cask No.101284, Distilled 17/09/1991, Bottled 12/04/2012 What I say: […]
  • SMWS 54.36 pocket rocket Aberlour 9 Years Old 2005 54.36 Pocket rocket ~ 59.7% (SMWS) - Review: Aberlour 9 Years Old 2005 – 54.36 Pocket rocket Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask No 54.36 ABV: 59.7% Cost: £46.40 from SMWS Score: 81/100 What they say: 54.36 Pocket rocket Cask No. 54.36 Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect ‘Sex on […]
  • AberlourA'Bunadh45 Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 45 ~ 60.2% (Pernod Ricard) - Review: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 45 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Official – Pernod Ricard ABV: 60.2% Cost: £35.69 from Amazon Score: 85/100 What they say: With each batch carefully made by hand, Aberlour A’bunadh is a unique cask strength whisky that has achieved cult status among whisky connoisseurs. Meaning ‘the […]
  • Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 49 ~ 60.1% (Pernod Ricard) - Review: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 49 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Offical (Pernod Ricard) ABV: 60.1% Cost: £33.60 for 70cl from Waitrose Score: 85/100 What they say: With each batch carefully made by hand, Aberlour A’bunadh is a unique cask strength whisky that has achieved cult status among whisky connoisseurs. Meaning […]
  • Aberlour Batch #1 That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Aberlour Batch #1 ~54.6% (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) - Review: Aberlour Batch #1 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #1 ABV: 54.6% ABV Cost: £43.95 for 50cl (equivalent to £61.53 for 70cl) Score: 87/100 What they say: Aberlour was once known as Aberlour-Glenlivet – back when Speyside distilleries tried to cash in on the cachet […]
  • Aberlour 19yo Sauternes Cadenheads Aberlour-Glenlivet 19 Years Old 1995 Sauternes Wine Cask ~ 52.6% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Aberlour-Glenlivet 19 Years Old 1995 Sauternes Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s ABV: 52.6% Cost: £55 for 70cl Score: 91/100 What they say: Distilled in 1995 at the Aberlour distillery in Speyside, this has been matured a full 19 Years in an ex-Sauternes wine cask before bottling in 2014. […]
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 21 Years Old 1989 Authentic Collection ~ 57.5% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Aberlour-Glenlivet 21 Years Old 1989 Bourbon Hogshead Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Aberlour Distillery Bottling: Wm Cadenhead’s ABV: 57.5% Cost: £65.50 from Wm Cadenhead’s Score 91/100 What they say: Distilled at Aberlour-Glenlivet in 1989 and aged for 21 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead Nose: Light on the nose, hints of gooseberries and […]
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