The Dewars make history.
The Dewar name is a big one in the whisky world. As early as 1846, John Dewar created the "Dewar's" blend, which is still one of the most successful Scotch whiskys in the world today. His sons John Jr. and Thomas (“Tommy”) continued to expand the whisky empire. Aberfeldy was the first of the Dewars' nine distilleries. The brothers were even knighted for their services to Scottish whisky. But Tommy became even more famous because of something else: He was the third car owner in Great Britain - after the tea king Thomas Lipton and the Prince of Wales.
What does Aberfeldy mean? Translation: Estuary of St. Paldoc
Where is Aberfeldy? The Aberfeldy Distillery is located in the village of the same name in the central Highlands of Scotland. Aberfeldy is one of the soft representatives of Highland Whiskys.
3 reasons to love Aberfeldy
1) Because the Dewars...well, today you would say they "rocked" the whisky world.
2) Because the smooth single malt has character.
3) Because the River Tay laps so invitingly crystal clear.
How does Aberfeldy whisky taste?
The Aberfeldy Single Malts are characterized by a wonderfully soft note of honey. Malty sweet and with delicate grain notes you will hear a delicate background smoke with some Aberfeldys. The finish is light and dry. A great aperitif whisky.
Our Aberfeldy recommendations
To get started, you should try the Aberfeldy 12 years. If you like it rounder and more profound, treat yourself with the Aberfeldy 16 year old.
A bit of history on Aberfeldy
Aberfeldy was built in 1896 on the outskirts of the village of the same name by brothers John and Tommy Dewar. The distillery is situated on the banks of the Tay. The Pitilie distillery was previously operated by Alexander McLean on the distillery site from 1825 to 1867. Production at Aberfeldy began in 1898.
During the First World War, between 1917 and 1919, like so many distilleries, there was no production.
In 1925 the Aberfeldy went to the Distillers Company Limited (DCL) and thus in 1930 to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD), later part of Diageo.
In 1972, the company's own malthouse was closed and the number of stills doubled to four.
In 1998, Bacardi bought John Dewar & Sons and has owned Aberfeldy ever since.
The Aberfeldy single malt is still the heart of the "Dewars" blends.
Aberfeldy Facts & Figures
Address: Aberfeldy , Perthshire PH15 2EB
Founded: 1896 by John and Tommy Dewar
Owner: John Dewar & Sons (Bacardi)
Capacity: approx. 3,400,000 liters
2 wash stills (17,000 l)
2 spirit stills (14,000 l)
Water: Pitilie Burn
Visitor Centre: Yes
Phone:+44 (0)1887 / 822010