In the village of the same name on the banks of the River Tay you will find the distillery Aberfeldy. Aberfeldy means "mouth of the Feldy".
How does Aberfeldy taste Single Malt?
Aberfeldy Single Malts are fruity and strong, and they are characterized by a significant oiliness. Typical flavors: Oranges, Olive oil, Abricots, Aple
How is Aberfeldy whiskey produced?
With its four stills, the Aberfeldy distillery can produce up to 2.1 million liters of alcohol per year. The distillery has two coarse blast bubbles (wash stills, 17,000 liters each) and two fine spirit blisters (14,000 liters each). The distillery owns a 6.8 tons stainless steel mash tun and eight larch wood fermentation vats. The water for the Aberfeldy comes from the Pitilie Burn. The malt for Aberfeldy is purchased externally. The own malting was closed in 1972. Even with the independent bottlers you will always find something.
There are several Aberfeldy owner bottlings. The twelve-year standard Single Malt is offered since 1999, 2005, the range was extended to a 21-year-old, followed in 2010 by a Cask Strength Whiskey from 1991, which was brought after 19 years of maturity and with 56.7% in the bottle. Also from the independents, one finds again and again an Aberfeldy. A large part of Aberfeldy flows historically in the Dewar's Blend. Especially on the Dewar's White Label you can easily find the character of the Aberfeldy distillery. History of the Aberfeldy distillery
The Aberfeldy Distillery was founded at the end of the 19th century on the edge of the same name in the Highlands. The founders John and Tommy Dewar were able to fall back on a site that had been home to a distillery from 1825 to 1867 with the Distillery potion. The cornerstone for Aberfeldy was 1896, the whiskey production started in 1898. The history of Aberfeldy has relatively few closing periods, only between 1917 and 1919 was the production due to the war dead, and also the change of ownership are limited. The founders of Dewar and Sons merged in 1925 to DCL, which in turn later to United Distillers, the predecessor Diageos, came. After Aberfeldy became part of Diageo, the antitrust authorities in Washington and Brussels demanded that Aberfeldy be sold - which is why the distillery went to Barcardi in 1998. In 2000, a visitor center was opened.
The Aberfeldy distillery is located in the southern Highlands The Aberfeldy distillery is located northeast of the same name in the southern Highlands. The river Tay flows past the distillery. The name Aberfeldy comes from the Gealic and means "from the mouth of the Poldi Burns". To ensure good malt whiskey for their well-known John Dewar's blended whiskey, Perth-based liquor trader John Dewar bought a piece of land from the Marquis of Breadelbane. From 1896, about 4 kilometers from the farm where he was born, he built the distillery named Aberfeldy. Production started in 1898.
In 1923 John Dewar's also owned the distilleries Glen Ord, Parkmore, Benrinnes and Aultmore. After several collaborations and mergers, started with the acquisition by Distillers Company Limited in 1925, Bacardi Martini bought John Dewar's & Sons Ltd. in 1998. The distillery was first rebuilt in 1960, when the stills were renewed and the supply of the coal under the stills was also mechanized.
Then in 1972 and 1973 a totally new still house was built and two new stills were added. The malt floors were removed and in the malt kiln a pott ale evaporator was placed, in order to evaporate the residue that remains after the first distillation and to process it into cattle feed. The two wash stills and two spirit stills are now being steamed. The eight washbacks are made of larch wood. The water that is used both for the preparation of the whiskey and for the cooling water is supplied via a pipeline from the Pitillie Burn water source. The malt has not been matured in the distillery warehouse since 1998, but in the large warehouses near the city of Glasgow. There, more malts from other distilleries are mixed in the blends. The production is practically entirely intended for the blended whiskey Dewar's White Label.
Visit The Aberfeldy Whiskey Distillery
The Aberfeldy Distillery, owned by John Dewar's & Sons Ltd. is located northeast of the Aberfeldy in the southern Highlands. The River Tay flows past the distillery and gives the Whiskey the special taste, among other things. A visit to this distillery is a must for anyone visiting Scotland. The Weem hotel is located just outside the center of Aberfeldy. An overnight stay here is good and cheap. Ideal for the budget-conscious holidaymaker. The friendly management & the excellent location (near the nature reserve) make a stay very pleasant.
The golden drops of Aberfeldy Aberfeldy Distillery, located in the heart of the Scottish Grampians mountain range, is praised for its sturdy and concentrated single malt. They use this whiskey, which is considered the most powerful in the Midlands, especially to compose blends, such as the famous Dewar's White Label. But especially for the enthusiasts they also bring 2 official versions of this single malt on the market: those of 12 years old and one of 21 years old. You will discover more about it in our '5 single-malt whiskeys in the spotlight' section.
One 'golden dram' please ... The Aberfeldy Distillery is one of the last in the county of Perthshire. For their whiskey they draw mineral water from the Pitilie Burn, a source valued for its pure character and the abundant golden mineral deposits. It is not for nothing that when referring to the single malt of Aberfeldy in the region, they often talk about the 'golden dram' (literally: golden drink). And with that they do not just refer to the golden color.
Typical keys of honey The unique spring water, together with barley malt from the Highlands, provides a powerful but accessible whiskey full of keys of grains and fruit. The honey tests, to which you recognize a typical Aberfeldy, are the result of a long fermentation process in which all flavors have fully developed. The 'wash' (the drink that arises after fermentation) is then distilled in copper alambiques (distilling kettles), made more than a century ago by hand. Finally, the whiskey matures in oak barrels until it is perfectly ripe.
Aberfeldy 18 years old in the glass
For example the tastingnotes of Aberfeldy 18 Year Old: Under the warm golden glow of this single malt you will discover a rich and full bouquet, embellished by notes of heather honey and a remarkably fruity sweetness. You will also get the same honey experience in the mouth, followed by herbs and a fresh citrus note.
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