Aberfeldy

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ABERFELDY.


 

Location : Aberfeldy, Perthshire, approx 50km northwest from Perth. Near the river Tay. Tayside Region.
Region :Highland South (Midlands)
Country :Scotland
Distillery : ABERFELDY DISTILLERY
Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2EB
Phone: +44 01887-820330
Fax: +44 01887-822003
Visitor Centre: 01887-820330
- Fax: 01887-820432
09.30-16.30 Monday-Friday (Ristricted in winter.)
Manager : G. Donoghue
Founded :In 1890's by Mr. John and Tommy Dewar. / Building by Dewars began in 1896 and the distillery opened two years later.
Aberfeldy was expanded in the 1960's and 1970's.
Owner :United Distillers / Distillers Company LTD. in 1925
JOHN DEWAR AND SONS LIMITED Registered Office : C/O BACARDI U.K. LTD WEST BAY ROAD SOUTHAMPTON SO15 1DT
(Previous Name : WILLIAM LAWSON DISTILLERS LIMITED 1998)
1998 Purchased from Diageo plc (United Distillers) by Bacardi Ltd
Producer : (DCL) United Distillers.
Water :Rises from whinnstone flecked with iron and gold, and uns through pine, spunce, birch and bracken.
Pitilie burn.
Remark :Mostly used within blends.
The still is on the edge of the pretty town of the same name.
(It still the 'heart malt' of their blend - the most popular Scotch in the U.S.A.)
Aberfeldy Distillery was constructed somewhere around 1896-97, depending on your source, but opened for production in 1898.
Aberfeldy is located in the rasberry-growing region of Scotland and overlooks the Tay Valley. The red squirrel on the label is inspired by the beautiful woodland setting that borders the distillery and is home to a colony of rare red squirrels.
The distillery has been in continuous production since its inception, except for a short period during World War II.
Almost all of its production now goes into United Distiller's blends, most notably Dewar's White Label.
The single malt is relatively rare, usualy only becoming available in official bottlings in the Distillery.

From The book : The Scottish Collection / Classic Malts by Carol P. Shaw
Tasting Notes : Basicly a dry malt with a medium body and clean, fresh character, but with a distinctly peaty background.
Aberfeldy Distillery stands near the River Tay, at the town from which it takes its name. Building began in 1896 and the distillery opned two years later. It was built by Dewar but passed with that company into the ownership of the Distillers Company Ltd. in 1925. Almost all of its production now goes into United Distillers' blends, most notably Dewar's White Label. The single malt is still relatively rare, only becomming available in official bottlings in the Distillery (Flora and Fauna) Malts series early in the 1990's.

From the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
Aberfeldy Distillery is located immediately to the east of the village of the same name; next to the former railway line and the main A827 road and overlooking the River Tay. The distillery lies in a beautiful setting, with close by woodland housing a rare colony of red squirrels.
Originally built between 1896-8 by Perth-based blenders, John Dewar & Sons Ltd, it was extensively rebuilt during the 60s and 70s. Previously about a dozen distilleries had been opened in the Aberfeldy neighbourhood by men who had been smugglers in earlier times.
Now part of John Dewar & Sons Ltd., Aberfeldy remains at the heart of the world famous Dewar's blend.
Aberfeldy takes its water from the Pitilie Burn.
The distillery sports a Visitors Centre ans a shop.

From The book : The Malt Whisky File by Robin Tucek and John Lamond - The connoisseur's guide to malt whiskies and their distilleries.
Built between 1896-8 by Perth-based blenders, John Dewar & Sons Ltd. Run by SMD since 1930, Dewar's having joined DCL in 1925. The distillery building is most impressive. The still house and tun-room were rebuilt in 1972/3 using the original stonework. Four stills. Now part of United Distillers plc, Aberfeldy remains at the heart of the world famous Dewar's blends.
Location : Immediately to the east of the village of the same name; next to the former railway line and the main A827 road and overlooking the River Tay.
Notes : Previously about a dozen distilleries had been opened in the Aberfeldy neighbourhood by men who had been smugglers in earlier times. The distillery lies in a beautiful setting, with close by woodland housing a rare colony of red squirrels, hence the label. Tommy Dewar set off on a two year world tour in 1892. He returned with 32 new agents in 26 different countries.

From the Scotch Doc.:
Aberfeldy Distillery was constructed somewhere around 1896-97, depending on your source, but opened for production in 1898. Aberfeldy is located in the rasberry-growing region of Scotland and overlooks the Tay Valley. The red squirrel on the label is inspired by the beautiful woodland setting that borders the distillery and is home to a colony of rare red squirrels. The distillery has been in continuous production since its inception, except for a short period during World War II.
The Aberfeldy Whisky Distillery

BOTTLINGS

Aberfeldy 15
Aberfeldy 15 Years old.
Age : 15 Years old.
Type : Single malt
Vol : 43%
Price(in Danish kr. 70cl. : ?,-)

Aberfeldy 1973
Age : 21 Years old.
Vol : ?%
Price(in Danish kr. 70cl. : 625,- taxfree in Whisky World - Copenhagen Airport.)

Aberfeldy 1977
Age : ? Years old.
Vol : ?%
Price(in Danish kr. 70cl. : 530,- taxfree in Whisky World - Copenhagen Airport.)

Aberfeldy Flora and Fauna
Age : ? Years old.
Vol : ?%
Price?

Aberfeldy Vintage
A label from a vintage - The coopers choice - Single cask
Age : Vintage - Varries
Vol : ?%
Price(in Danish kr. 70cl. : ?,-)


LINKS..........to offical Aberfeldy web pages or related sites.
United Distillers South Africa.United Distillers South Africa. (The Six Classic Malts)
United Distillers
Switzerland
United Distillers Switzerland
With a Clickable map to distilleries
United Distillers UK - Careers.United Distillers UK - Careers.
Dewar's"Dewar's
Owner United Distillers PLC.

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