125 years later, ABERFELDY single malt pays homage to its wealthy previous by persevering with to create distinctive malt whisky, representing the distillery’s gold customary strategy to whisky making. Right this moment, the distillery goes to nice lengths to take care of the encircling space to construct a extra sustainable future, from decreasing its carbon footprint by 90% since 2015 by putting in a biomass boiler, to enhancing water effectivity by greater than 30% within the final 15 years.
The 25 12 months Previous restricted version, in a commemorative pack, celebrates the distillery’s heritage, with a whisky typical of Aberfeldy’s signature smooth, honeyed waxy character, augmented by a end in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks.
5-time Worldwide Whisky Competitors ‘Grasp Blender of the 12 months’ and ABERFELDY Malt Grasp, Stephanie Macleod commented: “The partitions of our charming distillery are steeped in historical past and heritage, standing testomony to a convention of whisky making stretching again over generations. Along with the distillery group led by Distillery Supervisor, John MacKenzie, and the group of gifted Blenders, we’ve the honour of balancing previous, current and future in each bottle of Aberfeldy to create the constant premium high quality and style individuals get pleasure from world wide. Aberfeldy is actually on the coronary heart of Scotland and, as quickly as you arrive, it’s straightforward to see why John Alexander Dewar selected this space to construct his first and solely distillery.”
The distillery was the primary and solely distillery constructed by John Alexander Dewar and is situated only a few miles from the place his father – John Dewar Senior – was born, ranging from humble beginnings earlier than founding the household enterprise that John Alexander took over. Jacqui Seargeant, Heritage Supervisor, Bacardi commented:“John Alexander was on the peak of his whisky-making profession when he based the distillery and he would have had his alternative of a number of the finest areas within the Highlands. Out of all of these, he selected Aberfeldy, a location that had all of the elements to make a superior Highland single malt, notably a superior pure water supply by means of the gold-rich Pitilie Burn, which runs proper previous the distillery. And there was possible a sentimental cause too, a homecoming of kinds, being simply three miles from the place his father was born and the household’s whisky legacy started.”
The particular version collector’s pack of Aberfeldy 25 12 months Previous is offered for £500 beginning this October. The expression is obtainable from the distillery’s on-line store, and may be bought from Grasp of Malt within the UK. It’ll even be obtainable in Germany, France, america, China and Taiwan, from the primary week of October 2023.
This has been a implausible yr of innovation for Aberfeldy, with the model additionally releasing two new restricted version expressions into its wine cask assortment within the UK – Aberfeldy 15 12 months Previous completed in Cadillac wine casks, and Aberfeldy 18 12 months Previous completed in Cabernet Sauvignon wine casks from Napa Valley. The restricted version wine casks can be found now from Grasp of Malt, Berry Brothers & Rudd, Home of Malt, First Improvement, The Whisky Alternate, Aberfeldy 15 12 months Previous Cadillac French Wine Cask End is offered for £59.99 and Aberfeldy 18 12 months Previous Napa Valley Pink Wine Cask is offered for £115.