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Aberlour Whisky

Aberlour Single Speyside Malt Whisky

Owner:                            Region/district:                        Chivas Brothers Ltd Speyside

(Pernod Ricard)                  

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1826            Active (vc)     3 700 000 litres 

Address: Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9PJ         

Tel:                         website:

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.

The above timeline is a quote from Malt Whisky Year Book, written by author Ingvar Ronde, we thank you for your inspirational work - Buy the latest copy of the book here!

The book is written by Ingvar Ronde in English, with contributions from many whisky experts, just to name a few: Chris Bunting, Gavin D Smith, Ian Buxton, Charles MacLean, Dominic Roskrow, Colin Dunn and Neil Ridley.

The 2012 edition has been extended by 24 pages to a total of 300 pages. Malt Whisky Yearbook 2012 tells you everything you need to know about the Scottish, Irish and Japanese distilleries, flavored with more than 500 pictures. Additionally, there is a detailed walkthrough of brand new and planned distilleries, along with distilleries from countries we do not usually associate with whisky. 
Shortly put, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2012 is a fantastic piece of reference, which will tell you everything you need to know about the malt whisky of the world - and more!