- Pronunciation: Abber-LOO-err
- Founded: 1826
- Region: Speyside
- Status: Operational
- Owner: Pernod Ricard
- Production Capacity: 3,700,000 litres a year
Heading down the hill into the town of Aberlour, you will surely notice on your right Aberlour Distillery. It is currently owned and operated by Pernod Ricard, who purchased the distillery when they took over Campbell Distillers in 1975. Aberlour is fortunate enough to be recognised as a major player in the single malt market, with the majority of sales being in France.
Founded in 1826 by Peter Weir and James Gordon, the distillery has stood on this site since then. A major fire destroyed the original buildings in 1898 and the well-known whisky architect Charles Doig was called in to rebuild it.
Aberlour has a strong range of single malts which include10, 12, 15, 16 and 18 year olds available in various markets. It is perhaps the A’bunadh which is gaining them cult status . The A’bunadh series started in 1999 as a series of unaged cask strength whiskies matured uniquely in Oloroso sherry casks. Older batches of the A’bunadh are increasingly popular at auction. It is worth keeping your eye open for the attractive millennium A’bunadh with a sterling silver label.