Dewars Whisky, Aberfeldy Distillery

Dewars Whisky, Aberfeldy Distillery, Scotland

This evening, the focus of my blog post is Aberfeldy Distillery in Central Scotland. This is a popular visitor centre also known as Dewars World of Whisky. Aberfeldy, together with sister distilleries, Craigellachie (Speyside), Macduff, Royal Brackla and Aultmore, is ultimately owned by Italy’s Bacardi Group.

This distillery was founded in 1898 and is thus relatively young by Scottish standards. Output is a key constituent of Dewar’s White Label blend. Location is conveniently close to the birthplace of John Dewar who founded the eponymous spirits firm in 1846 in nearby Perth.
Whilst Aberfeldy output is mainly focused on blends, there is produced a 12 year old single malt (40pct), which is lightly peated and described as an all-round pleasant drink. 

Distillery Tour, Aberfeldy Distillery

Distillery Tour, Aberfeldy Distillery, Scotland

Fermentation occurs in large containers called washbacks.

Washbacks at Aberfeldy Distillery

Washbacks at Aberfeldy Distillery, Scotland

Here are three of the four stills. 

Wash and Spirit Stills at Aberfeldy Distillery

Wash and Spirit Stills at Aberfeldy Distillery, Scotland

Here are casks with maturing whisky. Aberfeldy uses both ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks.

Maturing Whisky at Aberfeldy Distillery

Maturing Whisky at Aberfeldy Distillery, Scotland

Aberfeldy is a pleasant country town on banks of the River Tay and is popular with visitors.

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