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Aberlour is an ancient, beautiful place. Long ago, a druid community lived in this valley. Water and oak trees were important to the druids’ culture and that is the reason why an oak tree has always been shown on the Aberlour label.
Some time after AD 580, the missionary St. Drostan established himself at the Aberlour site using the spring water to baptise local people. This spring water has always been used to produce the Aberlour single malt Scotch whisky.
Today it’s quieter. Although the distillers use modern technology, they take pride in this rich past. When new stills were installed in 1975, for example, a time capsule was discovered with an 1898 bottle of Aberlour. They recreated it without adding water or using modern methods, by maturing the spirit in handpicked Oloroso sherry butts. Hence the spicy, full-bodied fruitiness and dark amber colour of each numbered batch of Aberlour A’bunadh – ‘the original’ in Gaelic. The stories of Aberlour are of knowledge and experience. Nature. Ambition. Skill. Community.
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