Aberlour Distillery

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Aberlour Distillery is situated on the south side of Aberlour Town, 35 miles northeast of Aviemore, 55 miles northwest of Aberdeen.

The Distillery is open 7 days a week from 9:30 - 17:00 with tours running at 10:00 and 14:00. Postcode: AB38 9PJ.

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The Image top is of the entrance to Aberlour Whisky Distillery, that produces Single Malt Whisky matured in ex Bourbon or Sherry Barrels, 10 to 30 years old, £35 to £2,000 per bottle.

The second image is of the Shop at the entrance, with a range of Whisky and Souvenirs.
Aberlour Whisky Range.

The bottom image is of the Distillery where you can take Tours.

The Speyside Cooperage is 3 miles northeast with a Visitor Centre covering the making of Barrels.

List of all Whisky Distillers in Scotland that can be visited.

Aberlour Distillery History

1879 - James Fleming founded Aberlour Distillery here to make use of Water from nearby Natural Springs.

1895 - James Fleming died aged 65, with his Grave in the Cemetery across the road from the Distillery.

Robert Thorne & Sons took over the Distillery around that time.

1921 - the Distillery was sold to W. H. Holt & Sons, a Brewery in the Manchester area.

1945 - S. Campbell & Sons Ltd bought the Distillery.

1975 - Pernod Ricard acquired Campbell Distilleries.

2001 - Pernod Ricard joined with Chivas Brothers, with the two companies then owning 14 single Malt Distilleries and 1 Grain Distillery in Scotland, and 2 Gin Distilleries in England.

2002 - a new Visitor Centre was opened at the Aberlour Distillery.

Aberlour Whisky is Single Malt at 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, and top of the range 30 years old.

There is also a Cask Strength named A'bunadh, Gaelic for, The Original.

Most of the Whisky is aged in American ex Bourbon Casks.

Some Whisky known as Double Cask, is aged in Bourbon Casks, then finished in Casks previously used for fortified Wines or Sherries. This method is popular with the French market.

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