Aberlour Single Speyside Malt Whisky
Owner: Region/district: Chivas Brothers Ltd Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1826 Active (vc) 3 700 000 litres
Address: Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9PJ
01340 881249 www.aberlour.com
1826 – James Gordon and Peter Weir found the first Aberlour Distillery.
1827 – Peter Weir withdraws and James Gordon continues alone.
1879 – A fire devastates most of the distillery. The local banker James Fleming constructs a new distillery a few kilometres upstream the Spey river.
1892 – The distillery is sold to Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd who expands it.
1898 – Another fire rages and almost totally destroys the distillery. The architect Charles Doig is called in to design the new facilities.
1921 – Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd sells Aberlour to a brewery, W. H. Holt & Sons.
1945 – S. Campbell & Sons Ltd buys the distillery.
1962 – Aberlour terminates floor malting.
1973 – Number of stills are increased from two to four.
1975 – Pernod Ricard buys Campbell Distilleries.
2000 – Aberlour a´bunadh is launched. A limited 30 year old cask strength is released.
2001 – Pernod Ricard buys Chivas Brothers from Seagrams and merges Chivas Brothers and Campbell Distilleries under the brand Chivas Brothers.
2002 – A new, modernized visitor centre is inaugurated in August.
2008 – The 18 year old is also introduced outside France.
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