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Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy

Owner:                            Region/district:                        John Dewar & Sons Eastern Highlands

(Bacardi)                  

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1896            Active (vc)     3 500 000 litres 

Address: Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2EB         

Tel:                         website:

01887 822010 (vc)     www.dewarswow.com 

History:

1896 – John and Tommy Dewar embark on the construction of the distillery, a stone’s throw from the old Pitilie distillery which was active from 1825 to 1867. Their objective is to produce a single malt for their blended whisky - White Label. 

1898 – Production starts in November. 

1917-19 – The distillery closes. 

1925 – Distillers Company Limited (DCL) takes over. 

1972 – Reconstruction takes place, the floor maltings is closed and the two stills are increased to four. 

1991 – The first official bottling is a 15 year old in the Flora & Fauna series. 

1998 – Bacardi buys John Dewar & Sons from Diageo at a price of £1,150 million.  

2000 – A visitor centre opens and a 25 year old is released. 

2005 – A 21 year old is launched in October, replacing the 25 year old. 

2009 – Two 18 year old single casks are released. 

2010 – A 19 year old single cask, exclusive to France, is released. 

2011 – A 14 year old single cask is released.

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