Aberfeldy

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Aberfeldy Distillery, A827, Aberfeldy PH15 2EB
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0) 1887 822 010
Web" Web: http://livetrue.dewars.com/gb/home/scotch
Twitter" Twitter: Aberfeldy Distillery (@DewarsAberfeldy)

Facts and figures

LocationAberfeldy Distillery, A827, Aberfeldy PH15 2EB
Founded1836
OwnerBacardi
Stills2 wash stills
2 spirit stills
Capacity3,500,000 (litres)

Opening Hours

The distillery is open seven days a week all year round, 1000 to 1800 Monday to Saturday and 1200 to 1600 on Sundays.

Tours

Aberfeldy Tour £9.5

The heritage centre, distillery tour and warehouse experience offers a taste of the history and processes following the tour is a 25ml dram of Aberfeldy whisky.

Cask Tasting Tour £17

The Aberfeldy tour with a tasting of the Aberfeldy Single Malt extracted straight from the cask along with a blender's tot glass to take home.

History

Aberfeldy Distillery was founded by the John Dewar & Sons, Ltd. in 1896 and opened in 1898. The distillery is located on the eastern outskirts of Aberfeldy, on the southern bank of the upper Tay.

The demand for barley as a basic foodstuff during World War I led to the distillery being closed from 1917 to 1919. The Second World War also caused barley supplies to be cut, and the distillery was again forced to shut down for some of this period. Supply to final markets was kept up by reducing the period whisky was laid up from 7 years to 3.

In 1972 the distillery was enlarged, and the old stills were replaced by four new steam heated stills. In 1999, an Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt brand was introduced. In 2000, the Earl of Elgin opened "Dewar's World of Whisky" at the Aberfeldy Distillery: this is a centre for marketing the products and educating the public about the process of distillation and history of the Dewar's brand.

Aberfeldy is the largest malt whisky component of Dewar's Blended Whisky.
Information correct as of 2016-06-05
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Aberfeldy distillery, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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