More about Aberfeldy Distillery & Dewar’s World of Whisky
Status Operational Established: 1896 Owner: Bacardi Limited Capacity: Not supplied Visitor Policy: Visitors welcome throughout the year Tel: + 44 (0)1887 822 010 Website:http://www.dewars.com/
Described as the heart of John Dewar and Sons, the inspiration for its blends and their physical and spiritual home, the history of Aberfeldy is one of opportunism, innovation, passion and endurance. Today, the distillery’s output continues to be an essential part of the Dewar’s blends and also serves as home to Dewar’s World of Whisky.
Stephanie Macleod, Dewar’s master blender, describes the whisky as being at the heart of the Dewar’s style. “Aberfeldy is obviously the inspiration for our blends so it has a honeyed sweetness, just that hint of peatyness at the end and this is exactly what we find with White Label and Dewars 12. Essentially Dewar’s is Aberfeldy in blend form.”
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Dewar’s World of Whisky offers an interactive tour through the history of the brand, the science of production and the art of blending.
Starting with a short film explaining the Dewar’s ethos and its approach to whisky, the tour then sweeps through a replica home of the Dewar family, proudly displaying royal warrants and other notable awards. Before heading through the working distillery there’s an area to test your nosing ability where you can identify everything from honey to sulphur and peat aromas. Finally, maturation is explained in one of Dewar’s warehouses.
Dewar’s World of Whisky is open: April to October: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Midday-4pm November to March: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. The last tour commences one hour prior to closing. Closed over Christmas and New Year.