The village of Aberfeldy sits on the south bank of the River Tay. The distillery bearing its name was built between 1896 and 1898 by John Alexander and Tommy Dewar and some of the original buildings are still in use today.
Initially the entire output was used for blending and in the 21st Century Aberfeldy is still a backbone of Dewar’s White Label. Since Bacardi Martini purchased the distillery in 1998 the sales of Aberfeldy single malt have been increasing and they crossed 300 000 bottles mark. The entire range was revamped in 2014 and couple new expressions were launched. Aberfeldy 28 years old, the oldest official bottling from the distillery, was introduced in 2016 as limited edition.
Nose: candle wax, second hand book store, forest floor, delicate notes of apples and oranges, biscuits coated in chocolate, vanilla, hints of pepper and polished oak.
Palate: still waxy, gingerbread, honey, vanilla custard, toffee, apples, quince jelly, milk chocolate, hints of lemon grass, pepper and oak.
Finish: long, wit notes of honey, vanilla, polished oak and white pepper.