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Aberlour Scotch Whisky Distillery

Aberlour Distillery, Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9PJ
Tel: +44 (0)1340 881249

Aberlour Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsPernod Ricard
Location Speyside
Water source Spring on Ben Rinnes
Stills 2 x wash stills and 2 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 2,100,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing


Aberlour Distillery History
1826 Founded by James Gordon and Peter Weir
1879 Current distillery built by James Fleming after old distillery was damaged by fire
1892 Distillery was sold to Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd
1898 Rebuilt after another fire
1921 Distillery sold to WH Holt & Sons Ltd
1945 Purchased by S. Campbell & Sons Ltd and extended
1962 The distilleries floor maltings are terminated
1973 Renovated 2 more stills added to make 4 in total
1975 S. Campbell & Sons Ltd taken over by Pernod Ricard
2001 New visitor centre opened

Aberlour Distillery Comments
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Company subsidiary of Campbell Distillery which is part of Pernod Ricard
Aberlour means in Gaelic "Mouth of the Chattering Burn".


Aberlour Distillery Bottlings
click for detailsAberlour 10 Year Old
Aberlour 15 Year Old 
Aberlour 18 Year Old 
Aberlour 21 Year Old 
Aberlour 30 Year Old 
Aberlour 1976 Vintage (22 Years Old)
Aberlour 100 Proof (Duty Free)
Aberlour Antique (Duty Free)
Aberlour a’bunadh  
Aberlour Distiller’s Selection 1988 (Spain)
Aberlour Special Reserve 

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Aberlour Distillery Independent Bottlings

Aberlour Distillery Awards
1986 - Aberlour 12 Year Old  - Gold Medal and Pot Still Trophy at the 17th International Wine and Spirit Competition
1990 - The Aberlour 1964 Vintage - Gold Medal and Pot Still Trophy at the 21st International Wine and Spirit Competition
1996 - Gold Medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition
1998 - Aberlour 18 Year Old Sherry Matured - Gold Medal at the International Wine and Sprit Competition
1999 - Aberlour 30YO - Gold medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition

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Aberlour Distillery Visitor Centre Information
Contact +44 (0)1340 881249
6 April - 30 October in 2009. Mon-Sat Shop open from 9.30-17.00. Tours daily Mon-Sun at 10.30 and 14.00. Winter - shop open and tours by appointment.
Admission charge Charge of £7.50 for a connoisseurs tour finishing with a nosing and tasting of 5 different expressions and new spirt. Opportunity to hand fill your own bottle with a personalised lable.

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