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ABERLOUR            10 years old 40 %       INFO
Glenlivet Pure Highland Malt
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd,
Aberlour.

ABERLOUR         geen leeftijd vermelding    
ORIGINAL STRENGHT MALT
100 PROOF,  57,1 %
Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
Straight From The Cask
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd,
Aberlour

ABERLOUR         15 years old 40 %      INFO
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
SHERRY WOOD FINISH
Matured in Sherry and Bourbon casks
Finished in Sherry Wood
Aberlour Distillery, Scotland

ABERLOUR         15 years old 43 %       INFO  
CUVEE MARIE D'ECOSSE
Finest Malt from selected
Bourbon and Sherry Wood casks
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd,
Aberlour

ABERLOUR         21 years old 43 %          
THE ULTIMATE
SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 27.9.74
Cask no. 11029
Bottled 4.96
Genummerde flessen
260 bottles
Van Wees, Holland

ABERLOUR         9 years old 58,2%       INFO
Date Distilled Oct 85
Date Bottled Feb 95
Society Cask No. code 54.2
300 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
                 
ABERLOUR         22 years old 43 %      INFO
VINTAGE 1976
Season of Distillation Autumn 1976
Cask: Five first fill
American oak casks (ex - Bourbon)
Stored at the distillery throughout
Outturn: 3.000 bottles
Strenght off The Still 63,4 %
Strenght in Cask: 52,4 %
Genummerde flessen
Limited Edition
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd, Aberlour

ABERLOUR         A' BUNADH        INFO
THE ORIGINAL & NATURAL
SINGLE MALT WHISKY
Non Chill - Filtered
Single Speyside Malt
geen leeftijd vermelding
bottled straight from the cask at     *
From Batch No   *
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd,
Aberlour

ABERLOUR   geen leeftijd vermelding 43 %        INFO
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
ANTIQUE SCOTCH WHISKY
VERY FINE AGED
Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd,
Aberlour

ABERLOUR         12 years old 43 %         INFO
DOUBLE CASK MATURED
Pure Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd, Aberlour

ABERLOUR         12 years old 40 %         INFO
SHERRY CASK MATURED
100 % matured in Oloroso sherry casks
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd, Aberlour
Colour: Amber gold with hints of ruby.

ABERLOUR         VINTAGE 1990, 40 %      INFO
A limited edition single malt
from our best casks
laid down in 1990
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd,
Aberlour, Speyside

ABERLOUR   15 years old 40%          INFO
DOUBLE CASK MATURED
Bourbon Cask / Sherry Cask
Aberlour Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd,
Aberlour, Speyside

ABERLOUR INFO:
Cask filled    2 0 0 1  43 %                                                                             
QUERCUS  ALBA
Matured in                                                                            
WHITE  OAK Casks
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled 2012
D. Cruickshank, Master Distiller
Aberlour Distillery Company Ltd, Aberlour

Exclusive Distributor in France: Pernod,
120 Avenue du Marechal Foch, Creteil, Cedex

ABERLOUR                                                                           
A' BUNADH
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY   
BATCH  No 4 6                                                
THE  ORIGINAL
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Matured in Spanish Oloroso sherry Butts
Bottled Straight from The Cask at  60.4 %
Original Cask Strenght
Non Chill - Filtered
Aberlour Distillery Company Ltd, Aberlour

ABERLOUR INFO
Estd. 1879
16  years     40 %                           
Highland Single Malt
Scotch Whisky
DOUBLE  CASK  MATURED
Distilled & Bottled in Scotland
Aberlour Distillery Company Ltd
Aberlour, Speyside.

ABERLOUR INFO
Age 12 years  60.1 %                              
SCOTCH  SINGLE  MALT  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Date Distilled:  2nd October 2002
Cask Type: Refill Barrel / ex Bourbon
Outturn: One of Only 163 Bottles
Society Single Cask; Code:  5 4 . 3 3
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Juicy, oak & Vanilla
Holidays and honeymoons

Highland Malt
Speyside
ABERLOUR (1826


Aberlour, Banffshire. Eigendom van House of Campbell. Eigendom van Pernod Ricard S.A.
Het stadje Aberlour is gesticht in 1812 door landeigenaar Charles Grant wiens volledige naam Charlestown of Aberlour was.
De distilleerderij Aberlour werd gesticht in 1826 door James Gordon en Peter Weir. Aberlour betekent zoveel als monding van de rumoerige stroom.
In 1879 werd Aberlour grotendeels door brand verwoest en door James Fleming, een ban-kier uit Aberlour weer herbouwd.
In 1892 werd de distilleerderij weer door een brand verwoest en na te zijn herbouwd, werd R. Thome & Sons Limited de eigenaar.
W.H. Holt & Sons uit Manchester en producent van de in die tijd heel bekende Holt's Mountain Cream whisky, de eigenaar in 1920.
S. Campbell & Sons Ltd, whiskyblenders te Ayrshire sinds 1879 kochten Aberlour in 1945 en de distilleerderij werd toen aanzienlijk uitgebreid.
In 1982 nam House of Campbell, William Whiteley, whiskyblenders sinds 1922 te Leith, en eigenaar sinds 1933 van Edradour, over.
Glenallachie werd in 1990 overgenomen van The Invergordon Distillers Ltd.
In 1973 was de distilleerderij geheel opnieuw gebouwd, op de lagerpakhuizen na. De kapaciteit werd verdubbeld tot vier ketels met een produktie van 2,5 miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
De ketels worden met stoom verhit. Het proceswater komt van de Saint Drostan Well, het koelwater van de Burn of Aberlour. Hier zou de missionaris Saint Drostan, ook wel bekend met de naam James of the Hills, later aartsbisschop van Canterbury, zijn bekeerlingen hebben gedoopt met water uit deze bron.
De gebruikte gerst komt van de Black Isles en de Moray Hills.
Veel distilleerderijen, vooral in wat afgelegen gebieden, hebben medewerkers heel lang in dienst. Het vaak een baan voor het leven. Bij Aberlour was Ian Mitchell 47 jaar in dienst van de distilleerderij. Hij was zijn overgrootvader en vader opgevolgd in 1945.
Kenny Fraser, nu de manager van Aberlour is beroemd vanwege het feit dat hij zijn oefen-uren als doedelzakspeler pleegt te doen in de nachtelijke uren, wandelend door de lager-pakhuizen. Het zou de whisky ook goed doen!
Aberlour heeft één Mash tun van 12 ton.
Aberlour heeft zes Wash backs van elk 70.000 liter, twee Wash stills van elk 21310 liter en twee Spirit stills waarvan één van 20.000 liter en één van 15.456 liter, allen met stoom verhit.
Juli 2002 koopt Andrew W. Symington van Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, te Edinburgh, Edradour voor £ 5,4 miljoen.

2 Wash stills 21.310 litres
2 spirit stills 20.000 litres
Output: 3.700.000 litres

A' Bunadh means "of the origin" in Gaelic. It is a respectful toast to Aberlour's
founder James Fleming and to this day is produced in the tradition of 19th century malts.

Matured exclusively in sherry butts, Aberlour a' bunadh is bottled at cask strength and
without the use of modern chill - filtering methods ensuring a dark luxurious and rich whisky

This Sixteen Year Old Aberlour has been matured in two cask types, Traditional oak and
Sherry oak casks. Especially selected every year, they are filled with whisky and quietly aged for a minimum of sixteen years
then the casks are married together.

The mix of rare and expensive  Sherry buts and Traditional oak casksensures the perfect
balance of flavours. The double maturation adds depth of character to this Single Malt giving it the distinctive sweet floral
and spicy flavours of Aberlour.


The range is large, with many different variations on ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon cask matured whiskies – some mixed, some 100%, others finished. Its greatest cult following is for the small batch, 100% Sherry-matured, cask-strength variant A’Bunadh which has run since 2000. Aberlour was also one of the first distilleries to offer a ‘bottle your own’ whisky to visitors.

The first distillery in the village of Aberlour was established in 1825 and ran until 1833, when the co-lessees James and John Grant left to build their own distillery, Glen Grant, in Rothes. The current distillery was the brainchild of James Fleming who built it in 1879 using water from St. Drostan’s Well, named after an early Columban monk, which is situated on the site.

Like many Victorian distilleries, it burnt down and, in 1898, had to be rebuilt. During World War II when the distillery was on short-term working, locals used to smuggle wash up the Aberlour burn and distil illicitly under the Linn Falls.

The distillery became part of Campbell Distillers in 1945, passing into the Pernod Ricard stable in 1974, the year after it had been expanded from two to four stills and wholly modernised internally. Its ownership has long given it a strong following in France. It is now part of Pernod’s whisky division, Chivas Brothers.

1826
James Gordon and Peter Weir establish the first Aberlour distillery, only for Weir to withdraw from the project just one year later.
1879
Fire breaks out at the distillery, destroying the majority of the site. Fleming vows to rebuild Aberlour further up the Spey River.
1892
Aberlour is sold to Robert Thorne & Sons, but the distillery suffers another serious fire just six years later and has to be rebuilt once again.
1921
The distillery is sold once more to brewery W.H. Holt & Sons, and remains under its stewardship for 24 years. In 1945 Aberlour is acquired by S.Campbell & Sons.
1973
Capacity at Aberlour is increased from two stills to four to cope with demand for the Dewar’s label.
1974
French drinks group Pernod Ricard acquires Aberlour along with Campbell Distilleries.
2000
Pernod Ricard launches Aberlour A’Bunadh, a cask-strength single malt matured solely in Sherry casks.
2001
Pernod Ricard acquires Chivas Brothers and merges its portfolio with that of Campbell Distilleries. Twelve months later, Aberlour unveils its new, modern visitors’ centre.

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
3.9
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
48hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
12
HEAT SOURCE i
Internal steam pans
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Unpeated
MALT SUPPLIER i
Barley varieties varied, Optic, Oxbridge, Braemar, Propino and Concerto
MASH TUN MATERIAL i
Stainless Steel
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
67-70%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
14,500
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Traditional coal fired pot onto an Ogee and head
STILLS i
2 pairs
WAREHOUSING i
Racked storage
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
12,300
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Traditional coal fired pot onto an Ogee and head
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
6
WATER SOURCE i
Birkenbush, Target spring
WORT CLARITY i
Moderately clear
YEAST TYPE i
Mauri Cream
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard
1974 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
2001 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Campbell Distillers
1945 - 1974
WH Holt & Sons
1921 - 1945
R Thorne and Sons
1892 - 1921
James Fle

R THORNE AND SONS

R Thorne & Sons operated from Greenock, near Glasgow, distilling there and at Aberlour on Speyside, as well as creating and selling its own blended brands under the Thorne’s name. Ultimately, the company became part of Hiram Walker & Sons (Scotland) plc.

The firm of R Thorne & Sons was established in 1831 by Robert Thorne, and was described in Harper’s Directory 1914 as ‘Whisky Distillers Blenders and Warehouse-keepers.’ Addresses in Greenock, where the company had its main premises and registered offices, were listed, along with one in London and another in Dublin.

The company was incorporated in 1892, and in the same year acquired what was then known as the Aberlour-Glenlivet distillery on Speyside. Four years later, Greenock distillery was purchased, and a three-storey Italian Renaissance-style office block was constructed in Greenock, along with a multi-storey warehouse block which still stands today. It was capable of holding 33,000 gallons (150,000   litres) of whisky in vast vats, and boasted an expansive bottling hall.

Greenock distillery closed in 1915, and five years later R Thorne & Sons Ltd entered voluntary liquidation, with Aberlour distillery being sold to WH Holt & Sons. However, the company name continued to be used in relation to blended Scotch by Hiram Walker, and numerous bottles of 10 and 12-year-old Thorne’s RTS, some dating from the 1960s and 1970s, are extant.

Exports to the US continued until around 1980. Hiram Walker also bottled miniatures of blended Scotch exclusively for Trans International Airlines, using the name Robt. Thorne & Sons (Whisky Merchants) Ltd, Greenock & Glasgow.

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS

Thorne's
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

Harvey MacNair & Co
Hill, Thomson & Co
Lawson & Smith
Seagram Distillers
Taylor & Ferguson
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