Aberlour Distillery, Speyside

Aberlour Distillery, Speyside, Scotland

 
 
This evening, I am focusing on Aberlour Distillery which is located in the Speyside  region of Scotland. This is one of three distilleries owned by the French, Chivas Brothers Group. Sister distilleries are Strathisla  and Glenlivet.
 
Aberlour has a history dating back to 1826 since when it has grown to its current production level of 4.2m litres per annum.  Aberlour malt is a major constituent of the blend, Clan Campbell which is the most popular Scotch whisky brand in France.
 
For visitors, Aberlour provide an excellent two hour, small group tour which concludes with tastings of a range of malts plus the opportunity for guests to bottle their own single malt.
 
Aberlour produces a range of single malts comprising 10 year old, 12, year old, 16 year old, 18 year old and the popular a ‘Bunadh’.Latter was re-created following discovery of a time capsule bottle secreted in one the buildings. Single malts account for about half of Aberlour’s output.
 
At Aberlour there are two pairs of stills and five on-site warehouses. 
 
Here is an image of some of the stills.
 
Whisky Stills at Aberlour Distillery

Whisky Stills at Aberlour Distillery, Speyside

 
Here is malted barley, one of the three key ingredients of whisky making, being delivered to the distillery.
 
Delivering Malted Barley at Aberlour Distillery

Delivering Malted Barley at Aberlour Distillery, Speyside

 
Here is a tour group sampling the single malts.
 
Whisky Tasting at Aberlour Distillery

Whisky Tasting at Aberlour Distillery, Speyside

 
Here is the cask from which visitors can bottle their own malt.
 
Private Whisky Bottling, Aberlour Distillery

Private Whisky Bottling, Aberlour Distillery, Speyside

 
Overall, for whisky aficionados, Aberlour offers a quality tour experience.
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