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Aberlour

Aberlour (pronounced ‘Abba-LOW-errr’) sits at the base of the rugged mountain range, Ben Rinnes. Nestled in the village of the same name, the distillery was founded by Peter Weir and James Gordon in 1826, though Peter was to pull out a year later. The village lies on the Lour Burn, which converges with the River Spey just 270 metres from the distillery. The 6th century Celtic saint St Drostan, baptised local chiefs in the distillery’s water source.

Owned by Chivas Brothers, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, Aberlour is the seventh bestselling Scotch single malt. The distillery was rebuilt twice due to devastating fire damage; the first rebuild took place in 1879 and was financed by James Fleming, a local banker who relocated it upstream. It was rebuilt again in 1898 and was redesigned by the architect Charles Doig. The core expression, a ten year-old, is a marriage of sherry and bourbon butt and, in 2003, it won the trophy for best single malt at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Aberlour Whisky Distillery

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About Aberlour Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01340 881249

Distillery Founded

1826

Distillery Capacity

3 500 000 litres

Distillery Address

Aberlour, Banffshire

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

Chivas Brothers Ltd (Pernod Ricard)

Distillery Website

www.aberlour.com

1826

James Gordon and Peter Weir found the first Aberlour Distillery.

1827

Peter Weir withdraws and James Gordon continues alone.

1879

A fire devastates most of the distillery. The local banker James Fleming constructs a new distillery a few kilometres upstream the Spey river.

1892

The distillery is sold to Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd who expands it.

1898

Another fire rages and almost totally destroys the distillery. The architect Charles Doig is called in to design the new facilities.

1921

Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd sells Aberlour to W. H. Holt & Sons, a brewery near Manchester.

1945

S. Campbell & Sons Ltd buys the distillery.

1962

Aberlour terminates floor malting.

1973

Number of stills increased from two to four.

1975

Pernod Ricard buys Campbell Distilleries.

2000

Aberlour a´bunadh is launched. A limited 30 year old cask strength is released.

2001

Pernod Ricard buys Chivas Brothers from Seagrams and merges Chivas Brothers and Campbell Distilleries under the brand Chivas Brothers.

2002

A new, modernized visitor centre is inaugurated in August.

2008

The 18 year old is introduced also outside France.

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Some lovely rare single cask Aberlour here! This was bottled by Signatory and left at natural cask strength. Part of a release of 228 bottles matured in hogshead.  More info
Some lovely rare single cask Aberlour here! This was bottled by Signatory and left at natural cask strength. Part of a release of 228 bottles matured in hogshead number 101773.  More info
Single cask Aberlour, we loved cask 101773 - it tasted like pure honey, so this new release is sure to be a stunner. Distilled on the 2nd October 1990 and aged for 19 years in hogshead number 101774...  More info
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Distilled at Aberlour on the 2nd October 1990, this was aged for 19 years in hogshead number 101776 before bottling at cask strength on the 24th September 2010. A release of 247 bottles.  More info
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A natural cask strength bottling of Aberlour distilled in 1992 and aged for 19 years in a single cask (number 3919) before bottling by Berry Brothers and Rudd in 2012. Wonderful stuff.  More info
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$115.92
An independent bottling of Aberlour single malt Scotch whisky, taken from a single bourbon hogshead which lovingly matured the whisky for 19 years. The cask was filled in February 1995 and opened by...  More info
$121.38
A super rare Aberlour, distilled in 1989 and dunnage matured - meaning the barrels are aged in old warehouses, just stacked directly on top of each other - a rare thing to find these days. A release...  More info
$201.31
Aberlour 1990
(100cl, 40%)
A very special, and extremely rare 1990 vintage bottle of Aberlour, bottled in a litre bottle.  More info
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$161.03
Bottled by our fair hands here at Master of Malt, this is a single cask release of Aberlour single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1992 and matured for 20 years in cask 4955. There was an outturn of...  More info
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This is a twenty year old Aberlour from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask Range.

The Old Malt Cask range began as a release of fifty bottlings in 1998 to commemorate Douglas Laing's fiftieth...  More info
$125.50
A wonderfully rich Aberlour, aged in a single hogshead for 20 years. It was bottled at natural cask strength in 2011 by Signatory, and there are just 269 individually-numbered bottles.  More info
Distilled on the 2nd October 1990 and aged in hogshead number 101779 for 20 years, this single cask Aberlour was bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection on the 15th September 2011. A...  More info
$96.59
A gorgeous sherried Aberlour, distilled on the November 1990, aged in a refill sherry butt for 21 years before bottling in March of 2012. A release of just 271 bottles from a single cask, bottled by...  More info
$125.50
23 year old Aberlour single malt, as bottled by WM Cadenhead for their Authentic Collection. It was distilled during the wonderful year of 1989 and left to mature in a bourbon hogshead. In the equally...  More info
$128.42
24 year old Aberlour single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by the fine folks at Càrn Mòr for their excellent Celebration of the Cask range. Always exciting to see Aberlour whisky of this age, properly...  More info
$227.18
88 bottles of Aberlour single malt whisky which was distilled in 1988? 88 from '88?! There's obviously a big conspiracy here! Either that, or Douglas Laing just thought that this whisky tasted perfect...  More info
$336.74
An Aberlour, bottle by Hunter Laing for their Old Malt Cask range. But this isn't just a regular Old Malt Cask bottling, which are already pretty special in themselves. This is part of their 15th...  More info
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Released in over a decade ago, this is the original No Batch release of Aberlour a'Bunadh. An incredible collector's item which is likely to fly of our shelves in minutes, this is a rare find...  More info
Aberlour a'Bunadh is a fantastically rich, cask strength whisky. Very dry and tingling with massive Oloroso sherry presence, just incredible.  More info
Aberlour a'Bunadh is a fantastically rich, cask strength whisky. Very dry and tingling with massive Oloroso sherry presence, just incredible.  More info
a'Bunadh This was specially made in the 19th century style – the old fashioned bottle reflects this. It is absolutely incredible stuff, matured in specially selected Oloroso sherry butts. This...  More info
Aberlour a'Bunadh is one of our all time favourite whiskies. The name is Gaelic for "original", a reference to the classic styling and production methods used to make the whisky. A heavy sherry...  More info
Aberlour a'Bunadh is a single malt whisky crafted in 19th century style. The Aberlour Distillery Manager, Douglas Cruickshank selects only the finest sherry butts for maturation and bottles the whisky...  More info
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Batch 26 of the outstanding a’Bunadh. We always say Aberlour a’Bunadh is whisky Christmas with plenty of sherry and mince pie flavours. Put simply, it's a huge dram. This a natural cask strength...  More info
Batch 28 of a'Bunadh, Aberlour's stunning sherry monster! At cask strength this weighs in as a powerful proposition, Oloroso sherry washing down mince pies, exceptional.  More info
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