- Aberlour Distillery High Street
- Aberlour (ZIP Code AB38 9PJ)
- Banffshire, Scotland
- United Kingdom
- +44 (0)1340 881249
Founded in 1826, Aberlour is a single malt whisky distillery located in Charlestown of Aberlour in Scotland.
A little bit of history
The Aberlour distillery has been created at the confluence of the rivers Spey and Lour, whose extremely pure water is naturally filtered by the pink granite on the way down the Mont Ben Rinnes. According to legend, the first to settle in the region were the Druids. Some time later, around the year 580, a missionary, St. Drostan, established on the site, used the spring water to baptize the local people. To this day, the spring water, which is very fresh, is used to produce the famous Scottish single malts.
If the brand exists since 1879, the distillery has been founded in 1826 by James Gordon and Peter Weir. The distillery has been almost entirely rebuild in 1898, after a serious fire. Bought and enlarged by Campbell Distillers in 1945, the distillery has been renovated in 1973 when it became part of the Pernod Ricard group. Since then, its range has grown and its reputation has increased.
Know-how and double maturation
Aberlour offers Single Malts, some of which are aged in barrels that have contained American bourbon and more generally sherry. They come in various versions, aged from 10 to 25 years.
But above all, the house specialises in double maturation. After a first ageing in bourbon casks, the Single Malts are transferred to a second category of casks. Aberlour thus offers whiskies aged in Sherry, Port, Madeira and Burgundy casks.