The website contains details of the whisky range, a history of the distillery, details of visiting Aberlour.
Aberlour is open daily (Mon to Fri in winter months) for tours (The Aberlour Experience) at 10.00am and 2.00pm, which cost £14 (2016) and include a tutored tasting of six Aberlour expressions and the opportunity to fill your own bottle (extra charge). Other tours are available check website for details. All tours must be pre-booked.
There was a distillery on a different site in Aberlour from 1826, which was destroyed by fire.The current distillery was founded by James Fleming in 1879. It is built on the site of St Drostan's Well. The shop is housed in a small building at the entrance to the distillery - with the name Aberlour-Glenlivet carved in stone. This dates form the era when many Speyside distilleries added the Glenlivet suffix to their name - because of the reputation of Glenlivet itself. This lead to the description of Glenlivet as "the longest glen in Scotland", but did not please the owners of Glenlivet who have ultimately been able to stop this practice.
Malt Madness, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk
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Open Cycle Map Bing Map
Nearest National Rail stations are Elgin (ELG) (14 miles) or Keith (KEH) (14). Live train times: ELG, KEH.
Aberlour distillery is at the western end of the town. Google Map shows Charleston and Aberlour separately as of they are different places - they are not. Whilst generally known as Aberlour, the town was originally named Charlestown of Aberlour by Charles Grant who founded it. The Ordnance Survey still uses this name.
Aberlour's standard range is 10yo (40%), 12, 16 and 18yo all at 43% and A'bunadh a heavily sherried cask strength whisky released in small batches at around 60% - the strongest whisky you are likely to find in a supermarket. For some time sherried finish bottlings have been produced for the French market, these are now more readily available in UK.
A few independent bottlings can also be found.
LFW, RMW, TWE
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Charlie Millett Dufftown 01340 820991
Not a shop - has a page on the Dufftown.net website - provides repairs and spares - assisted Whisky Cyclist in 2014 when stranded in Craigellachie with damaged tyre.
Bikespokes Forres 07801 365710 @
Van based mobile servicing & repairs - normally 25 miles radius from Forres, but will travel further for an extra charge
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Aberlour Distillery are available on Flickr.