Aberlour Whisky – A Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberlour, located in the Strathspey town of the same name, is a distiller of Speyside single malt scotch whisky, and produces the 7th bestselling Scotch single malt.
Situated at the meeting of the river Lour and the river Spey, Aberlour distillery is home to glorious scenery. Each of Aberlour’s single malts are made from local barley and the soft water of mountain, Ben Rinnes. Matured for usually atleast 12 years in sherry and American oak barrels providing Aberlour with a rich and complex range of single malt whisky’s.
The Taste of Aberlour Whisky
The Aberlour distillery is located at the heart of Speyside, the country’s premier whisky-producing region, and produces a whisky with subtle depth and elegance.
The pure spring water of Ben Rinnes that flows into the river Lour, making its way through the Lour valley to the Aberlour distillery is the heart of Aberlour’s single malt scotch whisky. Once the crystal-clear spring water is drawn from the river Lour for producing the whisky, the spirit is aged in the Aberlour warehouse where it inhales the moist Speyside air.
The History of Aberlour and the Aberlour Distillery
The Aberlour distillery was founded in 1879 by James Fleming where he built the site on St Drostans Well, securing a priceless source of pure spring water for the whisky production.
However, in 1898 a devastating fire destroyed many of the distillery’s buildings, as well as the majority of it’s stock. Nevertheless, under the supervision of Scotland’s leading designer of whisky distilleries, Charles Doig of Elgin, the Aberlour Distillery was mostly rebuilt.
Now owned by Chivas Brothers, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard. As the distillery stands today, inevitably over the past 100 years with the introduction of new technology the landscape of the distillery has predictably been changed, however many of the original features still remain and the traditional working character of the distillery is still in place.
Notable Whisky’s from Aberlour
Douglas Laing’s Aberlour 10 Year Old ‘Old Particular’ Whisky
Bottled in April 2019, this Aberlour 10 year old originally came from the Aberlour distillery before becoming part of the independent bottlers, Douglas Laing’s ‘Old Particular’ range. One of a limited release of bottles, the Douglas Laing’s Aberlour 10 Year Old Whisky offers a unique opportunity to purchase a limited edition whisky.
Aberlour 16 Year Old Whisky
If smooth and fruity whisky is your taste then the Aberlour 16 Year Old won’t disappoint. A must buy for any lover of sherry cask matured whisky, this Aberlour 16 year old single malt has been double cask matured in 2 handmade oak casks. The double maturation process ensures a smooth and full tasting whisky, as well as the distinctive sweet floral and spicy flavours of Aberlour.
Douglas Laings’s Aberlour 25 Year Old XOP Whisky
XOP, meaning ‘Xtra Old Particular’ is part of a single cask series of whisky’s from independent bottler Douglas Laing. This Douglas Laing Aberlour 25 Year Old Whisky is one of 262 in the bottlings; hand selected from the Laing family vaults at the very peak of it’s perfection. Each one bottled by hand and individually numbered to express the genuine individuality of the release.
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