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Aberlour-Glenlivet 24 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Cadenhead Bottling)

Aged for 24 years, this single malt Scotch whisky was bottled at cask strength.

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Situated at the confluence of the Lour and Spey Rivers in Strathspey, Aberlour-Glenlivet 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 still's 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.

Following distillation, Aberlour-Glenlivet 24 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Cadenhead Bottling) was matured for nearly 9,000 days in a traditional oak cask (Cask Number 13/445-1). Bottled at cask strength, it has a fruity aroma of orange, limes and peach that gives way to notes of toffee, melon, custard and pineapple on the palate. The finish is long and lasting, with hints of fruit juice and apples.

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Fruity aroma of orange, limes and peach that gives way to notes of toffee, melon, custard and pineapple on the palate. Finish is long and lasting, with hints of fruit juice and apples.

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