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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Map for the area Towns and Top
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
The second image is of the Shop at the
entrance, with a range of Whisky and
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
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
1975 - Pernod Ricard acquired Campbell
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
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
There is also a Cask Strength named A'bunadh,
Gaelic for, The Original.
Most of the Whisky is aged in American ex
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