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Aberlour Whisky

Aberlour centres on double cask maturations. By marrying together different proportions of ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry casked whisky, they fashion rich and complex single malts. Each aged expression uses varying levels of the cask types to balance age with vanilla and sherry fruit influences, for a multi-layered depth of flavour. A good introductory whisky as well as a connoisseur’s dram.

 

 

Founded

1879

Owner

Pernod Ricard

Production Status

Operational

Capacity

3,000,000 Litres

 

Aberlour takes its name from the Lour - translated from Gaelic, it means "the mouth of the chattering burn" and it is this source which provides all the water for the whisky production. This source has a closer connection than most to its distillery; when James Fleming originally founded Aberlour, he also installed a waterwheel and used the burn, not only for the name, but also to power the entire distillery. This waterwheel continued to play a functioning role right up until the 1960s.

 

The traditions and history of Aberlour are still greatly respected, though the production itself has moved on to using more modern techniques. Each bottle of Aberlour still bears Fleming's signature and the family motto "Let the deed show". The folks at Aberlour distillery held true to this motto after replacing their stills in 1975, when they found a time capsule hidden beneath them. This capsule contained a bottle of Aberlour from 1898, and the owners of the time decided to go back to traditional methods to recreate the profile of the whisky, using full sherry cask maturation and allowing the whisky to be bottled at cask strength and show off the 'deeds' of the original distillers.

 

This bottling became known as Aberlour A'bunadh, or 'The Original', and has been their highly rated cask strength bottling ever since. It is produced in small batches, and wonderfully presents the rich, deep influences of their hand picked sherry casks. The A'bunadh has long been a staff favourite.

 

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Although we're not too sure how it's pronounced, we do know that Aberlour's 'Casg Annamh' release means 'Rare Cask' in Gaelic. This 48% ABV whisky has been matured in three styles of cask; European Oa...
Sherry Finish
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Aberlour
£54.95
A fixture of our range for such a long time, this batch bottled sherry cask whisky is ever-changing so expect variation. However, whoever does the picking should be proud of the end results which has ...
Sherry
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Aberlour
£79.95
The oldest in the delightful Aberlour core range, this is a fitting finale. Lots of Oloroso sherry character, lots of choccy-coated raisin flavours, and lots of after dinner drinking pleasure to be ha...
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Aberlour
£126.95
A very special edition of the ever popular A'Bunadh series, this was bottled to mark the millenium and has a hallmarked silver label (which has been recently polished!).
Sherry
Aberlour
£425.00
This batch bottled sherry cask whisky is one of the most successful on-going series in whisky, as it provides a deep, fruity and powerful single malt experience. This batch is one of the final runs be...
Sherry
Aberlour
£164.95
A single cask bottling previously only available at Chivas distillery visitor centres. This Aberlour was bottled in 2018 after ageing 20 years in a first fill Sherry butt. We rarely see any single cas...
First Fill Sherry
Bottled in 1989 as a 25 year old, this rare edition of the rich Aberlour malt is quite a collectors item. The bottle comes complete with lockable redwood box packaging, the key inside the original pap...
Aberlour
£975.00
Until 2013 only the lucky French got access to this sherry cask finished expression of Aberlour, but after great success there it finally released to the wider market. Maturation in ex-bourbon casks i...
Aberlour
£42.95
Aberlour promise a depth and complexity that comes from maturation in a combination of first fill oak bourbon casks and top notch sherry butts. We find this a really comforting, soft and rounded dram....
Aberlour
£79.95
A lovely place to start if you're looking to explore Speyside, Aberlour Distillery offers one of the best visitor experiences around. This sherry cask led flagship bottling is also a good entry point ...
Aberlour
£36.95

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