Aberfeldy was built by John Dewar & Sons in 1896 and opened two years later in 1898. It is located near the town of Kenmore alongside the banks of the River Tay. It draws it water from the 'Pittiely Burn' which merges with the Well Burn a few miles south of the distillery.  Aberfeldy is the largest component malt of Dewars range of blends, but is also now increasingly well known as a single malt in its own right. It has been included in Barcardi's (the distillery's current owner) 'Last Great Malts' lineup of whiskies and is commonly known as 'the Golden Dram' .

Distillery Bottlings

Posted 23 November 2017

This 1999 single cask Aberfeldy was a hand fill available at the distillery in early 2017 making it roughly 18 years of age. It was matured in an oloroso sherry cask (cask number 5) and is bottled at 56.5%.

Posted 23 November 2017

This single cask Aberfeldy was distilled in 2001 and spent its life maturing in refill bourbon barrel #21444. Like many distilleries Aberfeldy offers the opportunity to hand bottle whisky straight from the cask to visitors who make a pilgrimage to the home of Dewars. Cask #21444 is one of the hand fills currenttly available at the distillery, making it around16 years of age. It’s bottled at 55.5% ABV.

Posted 23 November 2017

Aberfeldy 12 year old is the entry-point into the distillery’s core range of age-statement whiskies. Widely available and particularly popular over in the US, the bottling is a vatting of a range of different cask types which are married together and then bottled at 40% ABV.

Posted 20 July 2017

Aberfeldy distillery was built by blender John Dewar & Sons. It is located in Perthshire alongside the banks of the River Tay and has been in operation since 1896. In 2014 Aberfeldy's bottlings were remarketed and joined the 'Last Great Malts' selection - a brand proposition which highlights the distillery's single malt expressions alongside those of Aultmore, Craigellachie, The Deveron and Royal Brackla.

Posted 23 November 2017

Aberfeldy 28 year old was introduced to global travel retail in 2016 joining an already released exclusive 18 year old. A 12 year old, 16 year old and 21 year old form the rest of the distillery’s aged range and all have been given a smart, modern rebrand in the last few years.

Independent Bottlings


Posted 09 August 2018

Another 1978 Aberfeldy - this time a 17 year old from the ever-reliable Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection. Fairly pokey – this is delivered at 57.9% ABV.

Gordon & MacPhail

Posted 09 August 2018

G&M’s Connoisseur’s Choice was introduced in the late 1960’s and throughout the last 50 years has offered whisky enthusiasts a regular, dependable range of single malt whiskies from a staggering number of different distilleries. The newly relaunched Connoisseur’s Choice range comes not only in smart, redesigned bottles, but also with plenty of pertinent information on label.  Travel back in time to the 1970s and 80s and the old style map labels of the Connoisseur’s Choice series presented customers with a lot less detail on what they were consuming. No precise distillation or bottling dates, no indication on the type of cask or its number. Likewise, many bottlings were delivered at 40% as opposed to the higher strength of today’s range.


Posted 21 May 2021

The second bottle from No Nonsense Whisky’s inaugural independent bottling adventure hails from Aberfeldy. Drawn from a 6 year old re-charred hogshead (#399) this release of 100 bottles has been delivered at a cask strength ABV of 59.8%. There’s still bottles left via Ooshkie for £45.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Posted 08 December 2018

Door number 7 in the 2018 Boutique-y Advent calendar delivers up the bottlers second batch of Aberfeldy – rather the long time coming seeing as the 1st was released around the time the company was launched back in 2013. Five years on this new Boutique-y bottling of the ‘golden dram’ comes adorned with a 21 year old age statement – but still features a cartoon Ian Buxton (who lives close to the distillery) panning for gold in the Pitlie Burn – Aberfeldy’s water source.



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