The distillery Aberfeldy was founded 1896 by the brothers John and Tommy Dewar. The production started in 1898.  Aberfeldy is located at the east edge of the town of Aberfeldy in the Southern Highlands at the banks of the river Tay. At the same location has been an elder distillery, the Pitilie distillery, which have been active from 1825 to 1867. The architect of the distillery has been Charles Chree Doig.

The production has been stopped during the First World War.
The distillery is well known for her tourist attraction 'Dewar's World of Whisky', which is a museum with a multi medial theatre. 
Aberfeldy is produced for the blended industry in the first line. Single Malt bottlings from Aberfeldy are available since 1999.
The water for the whisky production is taken from the Pitilie Burn. The water for cooling is taken directly from the river Tay.


First own bottling

Just text  •  2002  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Dewar's World of Whisky opened its doors

Just text  •  2000  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

The visitor centre open It's doors

Just text  •  2000  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Dewar's World of Whisky visitor centre open it's doors

Special Bottling: Aberfeldy 12 Years became the first single malt from Aberfeldy

Special bottling  •  1999  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Bacardi is the new owner since 1998

New owner  •  1998  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


United Distillers (UD) is the new owner since 1992

New owner  •  1992  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Er opened a new still in 1972

New still  •  1972  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Number of stills increased to four.

The floor malting have been closed

Just text  •  1972  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Distillers Company Limited (DCL) is the new owner since 1925

New owner  •  1925  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Production restarted

Just text  •  1919  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Distillery details

  • Country
  • Status
  • Founded
  • Owner
    John Dewar & Sons Ltd.
  • Spirit stills
  • Wash stills
  • Capacity per year
    3500000 Liters
  • Website

Whisky Details

Distillery location

Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2EB
PH15 2EB Perthshire
Scotland Highlands


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