ABERFELDY

Distillery Opened Capacity Malting Floor Washback Type Number of Washbacks Number of Wash Stills Number of Spirit Stills
1896 3.5 million litres dismissed in 1972 Siberian Larch/ Stainless Steel 11 2 2
The Aberfeldy distillery was founded in 1896 by John and Tommy Dewar.
At the beginning the  Aberfeldy distillery was founded by the father of John and Tommy Dewar but they make the company one of  the most successful in the history of whisky.

After their father had died in 1880, the two brothers divided the responsabilities into an effect way: John Alexander was responsible for the blending , while Tommy took care of the sales.

The  Aberfeldy distillery  is situated in Southern Highlands and for the production of its whisky the  Aberfeldy distillery  uses the water of Tay river, which flows in front of the Aberfeldy distillery .

The warehauses of  Aberfeldy distillery  are made in old brick and for the maturation of its whisky the  Aberfeldy distillery  uses ex-Bourbon casks.

In fact the whisky has  a rich cereal character that frequently shows notes of biscuits, citrus and nuttiness.

Moreover it has used its floor maltings until 1972 and after that, the  Aberfeldy distillery  buys the malt.

 Aberfeldy distillery  has created a visitor center in 2000 and the  Aberfeldy distillery  offers several tours in order to the visitors could find the right one for them. 
Additionally the  Aberfeldy distillery  has made a Museum with an interactive heritage exhibition.
  • 1896  John and Tommy Dewar embark on the construction of the  Aberfeldy distillery .
  • 1898  Production started in November in Aberfeldy distillery .
  • 1917  The  Aberfeldy distillery closed.
  • 1919  The Aberfeldy distillery reopened.
  • 1972  Reconstruction took place, the floor maltings was closed and two stills were increase to four.
  • 1991  The first official bottling is a 15 year old in the Flora & Fauna series.
  • 2000  A visitor center was opened in  Aberfeldy distillery and a 25 year old was released.
  • 2005  A 21 year old was launched replacing the 25 year old.
  • 2009  Two 18 year old single casks were released.
  • 2010  A 19 year old single cask, exclusive to France, was launched
  • 2011  A 14 year old single cask was released.
  • 2014  The Whole range was revamped and an 18 year old for duty free was released.
  • 2015  A 15 year old was released .

The  Aberfeldy distillery  is equipped with a 7.5 ton stainless steel mash tun, eight washbacks made of Siberian larch and three made of stainless steel and four stills.

The stills have a medium long necks and a big body but they haven’t a reflux bowl. 

The core range of  Aberfeldy distillery  consist of:

  • 12yo
  • 16yo
  • 21yo
  • 18yo
  • 30yo     

Image source: official Aberfeldy website