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Aberlour Scotch Whisky Distillery, Speyside, Scotland

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The evening, I am posting some information on Aberlour Scotch Whisky Distillery, Speyside. This is a popular distillery with visitors wishing to learn about the whisky process and regularly features in my whisky tours of the area.

Aberlour rhymes with hour. A distillery was first built in the village of Aberlour in 1826, in the shadow of Ben Rinnes on the banks of the Lour Burn (stream). The water for the mashing process is sourced from the well dedicated to St. Drostan (who subsequently became Archbishop of Canterbury) in the distillery grounds.

The lightly peated product is produced via two pairs of stills and matured in ex-Bourbon (from Kentucky) and ex-sherry (Olorosso) casks.

Aberlour is owned by the French drinks group Pernod Ricard and the malt from this distillery plays a leading role in Clan Campbell, the most popular Scotch whisky in France.

Aberlour produces a 10 year old at 40pct and a 12 year old also at 40pct. Smooth and soft with hints of sherry and malt.

In this distillery, photography is restricted, hence paucity of images

This image shows a private bottling at completion of the distillery tour.


This is the Tour Guide in full flow.

Delivery of the raw material. malted barley.

A short video of the freshly distilled spirit

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