Aberfeldy The hidden gems of Aberfeldy are about to be released with the Golden Dram Sited on the river Tay in the Central Highlands of Scotland, Aberfeldy is a stone’s throw from the birthplace of founder and pioneer of blending, John Dewar. The distillery began production in 1898. Aberfeldy’s house style is rich but smooth and accessible with an emphasis on notes of honey. The distillery is unusual in using 100% Scottish barley. The long fermentation time of 72 hours allows for the creation of additional flavour-bearing esters, which in turn give the whisky fruitiness and recognisable honeyed notes. The pool of the water God, the Pitilie Burn is the source of the distillery’s water. Pure and fresh the burn is known to contain deposits of Alluvial gold. Historically prized for its rich deposits of minerals, in addition to its purity, the water passes over the Falls of Moness and then through woodland known as the Birks of Aberfeldy, made famous by the poem of the same name by Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns;
Bonnie lassie, will ye go, Will ye go, will ye go, Bonnie lassie, will ye go, To the birks of Aberfeldy!
Aberfeldy 12 year old 1 litre Our Price: £45.99 Colour: Full, golden amber. Nose: Fragrant with notes of incense, nutmeg, heather, scented honey with a fruity softness. Redolent of cherry, pineapple, toast and raspberry jam. Very light smokiness and a touch of sherry. Palate: Medium-bodied, rounded and syrupy. Lively fresh fruit flavours (tangerines and nectarines), fudge, cocoa powder and the merest whisper of peat. Finish: Full and smooth, long fruity glow of Seville oranges in a slowly dry finish..