Aberlour Abunadh Alba Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Scotch Gaelic for “the original” or “the origin,” this whisky was inspired by the discovery of a time capsule, dating all the way back 1898.
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Situated at the confluence of the Lour and Spey Rivers in Strathspey, Aberlour Distillery was founded in 1879 by James Fleming. Fleming, who was the son of a local tenant farmer, ultimately became a grain dealer in the middle of the 19th century. At the time, he counted a number of whisky distilleries as his customers, and after purchasing more barley than he was able to sell, Fleming decided to open a distillery himself.

In 1898, a fire consumed much of Aberlour Distillery and its inventory of whisky. Following its destruction, the distillery was rebuilt under the supervision of Charles Doig — Scotland's foremost expert of whisky distilleries at the time. While the composition of the distillery and its equipment has inevitably been altered over the past century, Aberlour's commitment to traditional craftsmanship and quality single malt whisky has remain unchanged.

Aberlour Single Malt Whisky is made exclusively from Scottish barley, which is malted for approximately seven days before being dried above an unpeated kiln. Once the barley has been dried, it is milled and mashed with water drawn from St. Drostan's Well. The well, which has been the distillery's source for water for over a century, was named after a missionary who used water from the well to baptise inhabitants in 580 AD. After the barley has been mashed, it is fermented before being twice-distilled through Aberlour's copper-pot stills. The stills enjoy broad bases to expose as much direct heat as possible to the wash, and are equipped with swan-shaped necks which capture only the most pure vapors during distillation.

Scotch Gaelic for “the original” or “the origin,” this whisky was inspired by the discovery of a time capsule, dating all the way back 1898. This A’bunadh is inspired by the style of whisky produced by the Aberlour distillery in the late 19th century. The classic A’bunadh is a blend of whiskies ranging from five to 25 years old.

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Proof 114.2 (57.1% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Aberlour Distillery
Size 750mL
Fruit notes, peach, dried fruits, and a hint of cherry followed by candied citrus zest, sweet spice aromas of baking spice, hints of vanilla, walnut, sweet honey notes and sherry. The palate is sweet with sherry, dried fruit notes, apple and caramel. Burnt sugar is followed by baking spice, bittersweet notes of dark chocolate and espresso. The finish is lingering, and complex with layers of dried fruit notes, caramel and hints of peppery spice.
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