Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Aberfeldy
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Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Aberfeldy

Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Aberfeldy.

When it comes to whisky drinking, one has much to chose from. Four different types of whisky are produced in Scotland and there are many different brands that make different types of whisky. There really is a huge choice of flavours and types for the whisky drinker. Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Aberfeldy.

(The Aberfeldy distillery - Image via Wikipedia)

Core Range

  • Aberfeldy 12 year old
  • Aberfeldy 21 year old

Signature Malt

The signature malt of the Aberfeldy distillery is the Aberfeldy 12 year old. It is a whisky that has a rich taste with a somewhat oily texture. It has undertones of a bitter oranger running through it, lending a very distinctive and enjoyable taste pleasure.

The Distillery

 The Aberfeldy distillery is located in the Aberfeldy region of Perthshire, as such the whisky produced comes under the umbrella of being a 'highland' whisky. The distillery was founded by John Dewar & Sons and first opened in 1898. Fast forward to the year 2000 and 'Dewar's World of Whisky' opened at the Aberfeldy distillery. Although the 'Dewar's World of Whisky' is ran separately from the Aberfeldy distillery it all adds up to just another reason to visit the place.

(Barrels outside the Aberfeldy distillery, alas they are empty. - Image via Wikipedia)

The Aberfeldy distillery offers tours of their distillery which is very worthwhile to the whisky enthusiast. Add to that a trip round the 'Dewar's World of Whisky' and you will be left with a feeling that you have done something interesting and worthwhile. The exhibiton includes a recreation of a 19th century blending room, just how they used to do it when the distillery first opened. It really is a walk through history, with posters and other advertising material it is interestin to see how the company developed through the years to where it is just now. There are different types of tours available, which range in price. The best one (and priciest) is the Signature tour which includes a tasting of five different whiskies, including those made at the Aberfeldy distillery and the rather expensive Dewar's Signature. It really is a delightful experience and well worth a visit.

The Aberfeldy distillery hasn't had an unbroken existence since being founded. It had to close for periods because both World Wars caused, indirectly, a major shortage in the barley industry. No barley, no whisky!

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