Founder James Fleming believed in letting the whisky do the talking. That is still Aberlour Distillery's motto today, and the Aberlour 16 Year Old speaks volumes — light, smooth, sweet, and with a long, warm, spicy finish.
Aberlour Distillery knows a thing or two about whisky; they've been making fine Scotch whisky for nearly 140 years. A true Speyside distillery, Aberlour's rich history dates back to 1879 when founder James Fleming chose the perfect location along the River Spey to set up shop. It is here, halfway between Inverness and Aberdeen in the Scottish Highlands, where the magic happens. Using the natural spring water that flows down from the Ben Rinnes Mountain and double-cask matured in ex-bourbon American oak barrels and Oloroso sherry casks for 16 years, it all comes together to make a beautifully mellow and smooth Scotch whisky. A great sipping whisky bursting with sweet raisin and nutty aromas; floral, sweet plum, and oak notes; and a long warm spicy finish. Best savored neat or with just a dash of water to elevate the flavors.
The Aberlour Distillery, estd 1879, lies in the village of aberlour in the heart of Speyside, the country’s premier whisky-making region which is renowned for producing whiskies of subtle depth and elegance. Aberlour is an historical place and its story stretches back over a thousand years. In the ancient past, a druid community lived in the valley. The druids valued oak trees and water and believed you could hear the water spirits talking to each other. Aberlour is a Gaelic word meaning ‘mouth of the chattering burn’ (stream). Water and an oak tree still feature today on the Aberlour label. The distillery was built in 1879 by James Fleming, a grain merchant turned distiller, entrepreneur and later—a great philanthropist. Our expertly crafted new spirit is usually double cask matured for a minimum of 12 years in the finest hand-picked Oloroso Sherry butts, and in American oak barrels. When judged ready for bottling, the whiskies are carefully married to create a truly rich and rewardingly complex range of single malts.
Bottle Size: 750ml