Alongside the river Spey, Aberlour distillery is located in the heart of the Speyside whisky producing region, and is famous for her rich bodied sherried whiskies. James Fleming, the founder of Aberlour in 1879, liked its whisky to speak for itself, applying his family motto “Let the deed show” to whisky production.
WHAT TOURS CAN YOU TAKE?
Aberlour whisky tours are known to include, alongside the distillery core range expressions, some rarities never offered to the public, depending from the type of tour you choose.
THE ABERLOUR EXPERIENCE TOUR – 20£
A tour of the distillery, with privileged behind-the-scenes access to how the whisky is made. A tutored nosing and tasting of six Aberlour expressions in the distillery’s tasting room.
Duration: 1.5 hours
THE ART OF DOUBLE CASK MATURATION – 35£
A tasting bringing the guest to the discovery of Aberlour’s signature Double Cask Maturation.
You will have the opportunity to taste the whisky samples and combine them to create a double cask matured sample of Aberlour single malt whisky. This is a tutored event not including a visit to the production facilities of the distillery.
Duration: 1.5 hours
THE SPEYSIDE COLLECTION TASTING – 40 £
A tasting focusing on Aberlour and featuring an array of whiskies from Aberlour’s sister distilleries across Speyside. Special attention to rare and exclusive expressions, including single cask editions, cask strengths and few surprises. Please note this event does not include a distillery tour.
Duration: 1 hour
Rich sherried whisky
Barley locally sourced
ABERLOUR DISTILLERY HISTORY
James Fleming founded Aberlour Distillery in 1879, near the abundant source of water provided by Ben Rinnes. The distillery stands where the Lour joins the River Spey, at the very heart of the Speyside whisky producing region. Now part of Pernod Ricard, its single malt is especially appreciated in France, as well as all over the world.
Aberlour is renowned for its rich and rounded single malts, mostly matured both in ex-bourbon barrels and sherry butts for at least 12 years. This strong focus on double cask maturation is a distinctive feature of Aberlour’s single malt whisky, thus adding to its complexity and depth.
A classic Aberlour expression. A good example of how the new make fresh spirit is elegantly married to the cask (both sherry and ex-bourbon), which imparts richness, complexity and body. Deep fruity aromas and an extra warm finish.
As the malt matures, it acquires additional spiciness and warmth. Floral notes add to the fruitiness and depth.
Extra spiciness and ripe fruit, with a very long finish and some oak character.
A cask strength cult expression of Aberlour single malt whisky. The mature spirit is bottled undiluted from the cask, thus allowing the malt full-body to express itself.
Deep Oloroso sherry notes, a lot of oak and chocolate hints: robust and intense in the most genuine Aberlour house style.
A NAS (No Age Statement) expression: a good introduction to what Aberlour is all about (namely the sherry, the oak and a crisp traditional spirit).