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Aberfeldy Distillery and DEWARS World of Whisky Aberfeldy Distillery
PH15 2EB Aberfeldy Perthshire Scotland
Phone: +44 (0) 1887 822010
Fax: +44 (0) 1887 822012
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Beautifully situated by the river Tay, Aberfeldy distillery is the home and major part of Dewars famous White Label blend and one of the largest and well made visitor centres in Scotland.

On the site ”the Daluaine No.1”, a Barclays steam locomotive, stand on display as a reminder of the times when the railway brought coal and delivered casks with whisky. In 1925 Aberfeldy was bought by Distillers Company Ltd only to be sold five years later to Scottish Malt Distillers. In 1972 the distillery was renovated.  In 1998 Bacardi Ltd bought the distillery.

Information about the tour at Aberfeldy Distillery and DEWARS World of Whisky
Tour in short: Tour full of audio-visual techniques the tour is like a Disneyland for whiskylovers. Visually pleasing, full of interest if you don't mind the hard sell for the Dewar's whiskies. Tour includes Brand Centre and Distillery tours, plus whisky tasting for adults.

Deluxe Tour £18.00
Includes Brand Centre and Distillery tours, a taste of 3 of our finest whiskies, and a free blenders malt glass.

Signature Tour £30.00
Includes Brand Centre and Distillery tours, a taste of 5 of our finest whiskies, including Aberfeldy 21 year old and Signature, and a complimentary limited edition Signature blenders malt glass.


Information for visiting Aberfeldy Distillery and DEWARS World of Whisky
Travel Directions: Leave the A9 five miles south of Pitlochry and follow A827 for Aberfeldy. The distillery is on the left. From Crieff take the A826 through Sma Glen and turn right in Aberfeldy. 
Opening Hours: Summer (1st April - 31st October). Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. Please allow one and a half hours for your visit.
Tour Times: All day. (Last admission one hour prior to closing)
Price admission: Adult: £6.50; OAP/Concession £4.50; U18 £4
Shop: Brand Centre, Brand Store and coffee shop open all year.
Restaurant: Coffee shop open all year.
Parking: Free parking for cars and pre-booked coaches.
Groups: Group Tours for 12 or more. Please contact the Brand Centre to discuss your personal group requirement. Group discount for parties of 12 or more are available with advance reservation. Please call at least 24 hours ahead of time.
Foreign visitor support: Audio guides are available in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Chines and Dutch for the Brand Centre tour. The Distillery tour is in English with supporting leaflet sin the same languages.
Disabled access: There is full wheelchair access to DEWAR'S World of Whisky Brand Centre, coffee shop and Brand Store. The Distillery is unfortunately not accessible by wheelchair.
Off season opening hours: Winter (1st November - 31st March). From 1st November until 31st March, DEWAR'S World of Whisky is open Monday to Saturday from 10AM until 4PM. Please note that the World of Whisky will be closed during Christmas and New Year.

Things of interest regarding Aberfeldy Distillery and DEWARS World of Whisky
Restaurants nearby: Coffee shop at the distillery.
Things of interest: Free nature trail nearby distillery.

Water Adventure
The longest river in Scotland, the River Tay runs along beside Aberfeldy, and affords a wealth of entertainment for visitors. Not only is this famous river used by the distillery to cool the spirit that runs from the pot stills, it is also one of the greatest Salmon fishing rivers in the world. Enjoy a relaxing day of fly-fishing on the riverbank, hire a Ghillie to show you the ropes, or take a boat out on Loch Tay at Kenmore. The fast flowing rapids of this versatile river also create a playground for the more adventurous, with a chance to try kayaking, white water rafting, windsurfing and canyoning.


Land Adventure
If you like to keep your feet firmly on solid ground, then there are many opportunities for scenic walks and adventure. Chose from gentle family walks, like that at the famous Birks of Aberfeldy, with their cascading waterfalls, to more strenuous hikes nearby. If you want to get further afield, hire a bike at Kenmore and explore on 2 wheels, or take a Highland Safari in a four-wheel drive.

Golf
If golf is your passion, you will be spoilt for choice at Aberfeldy. The Aberfeldy 18 hole course is right on your doorstep, or travel a few miles and choose from the attractive 9 hole courses at Kenmore and Strathtay.

Shopping and other activities
If you have time, shopping in the bustling town of Aberfeldy offers a variety of local products and gifts. Take home a unique momento of your visit, from original artwork at the Aberfeldy galleries, to locally produced organic farm products and fine wines. There are also a number of attractive local gardens to visit.

Historical interest
The small town of Aberfeldy is rich in heritage and folklore, which stretches back long before Aberfeldy Distillery was even built. The turning point in the town’s history came with the building of General Wade’s bridge in 1733, the first bridge to cross Scotland’s longest river. Today you can still travel across the bridge, and nearby on the banks of the river the Black Watch Memorial commemorates the raising of the famous regiment. The area itself commands a vast period of Scottish history - from the famous 3000 year old Yew tree at Fortingall, believed to be the oldest living thing in Europe, to the Scottish Crannog Centre recreating early Iron Age life at Kenmore, and the 16th century Castle Menzies at Weem.



Bed & breakfast and hotels nearby: Aberfeldy offers a rich selection of accommodation for the visitor and really does have something for everyone. The campsite is just minutes from the distillery door, and there are local bunkhouses at Weem and Glassie for the more adventurous. If it is real comfort and luxury you require then there are a good selection of hotels, and high quality locally produced food.

The whisky from Aberfeldy Distillery and DEWARS World of Whisky
Tasting notes: Aberfeldy (12 years 40%) Light smoke, lemon, honey and malt. Fresh, fruity with vanilla and nutty tones.

The production at Aberfeldy Distillery and DEWARS World of Whisky
Malt and malting: Central maltings from Stirling and Inverness smoked to three to five ppm.
Distilling and the stills: Washstills: 2. Spiritstills: 2, 20 000 litres each, long thick necks, internal steamheating.
Watersource: Pitilie Burn
Barrels and casks: Sherry and Bourbon.
Bond and Warehousing: Glasgow
Mashing and fermentation: Mashtun: Stainless steel, 7 ton. Washbacks: 8, Siberian larch.
Production: 2.7 million litres a year.
Distillery manager: Chris Anderson
Owner: Dewar, John & sons Ltd Bacardi Group.

The history of Aberfeldy Distillery and DEWARS World of Whisky
History of the distillery: Founded in 1898 by John Dewar & Sons whose head office and bottling facilities are in Glasgow (formerly Perth).

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