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Distilled Spirits: Aberfeldy 21 Year Old Single Malt

The Aberfeldy 21 year Old Single Malt is a gift from nature. Everything needed to make this superb whisky is derived from natural elements of barley, yeast and pure water.

Provenance imprints each whisky with influences of the land, micro-climate and ecology. At Aberfeldy, the environment is in perfect equilibrium with the pure and abundant natural resources surrounding Aberfeldy Distillery. Water is thought to be one of the most important elements in distilling superior quality whiskies, and Aberfeldy Distillery is “blessed” to have the Pitilie Burn as its water source. Aberfeldy uses only the finest optic barley, much of which comes from the surrounding Perthshire Highland area. Without disclosing any brand secrets, similar care is given to our choice of whisky’s other ingredient, yeast.

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Ultimately, it is the experience and craftsmanship of Dewar’s distillers and blenders that transforms the natural ingredients into fine Single Malt. A perfect balance between man and nature. The Aberfeldy 21 provides a memorable taste discovery. Over two decades of slumbering in wood have added dignity to Aberfeldy’s distinctive heather and honey softness. In the words of a certain whisky expert, this premium malt is simply “pleasure in a glass”. The finish is long and honeyed, enhanced by fruity notes of orange peel, spices, vanilla and toasted coconut.

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Tasting Notes

Nose: Honey, fruity. Thick malt, enlivened by a fresh, zesty quality.

Palate: Smooth, vanilla, undulating, refined smoke.

Finish: Peters out gently, perhaps some ripe white peach notes and a good wave of honey.

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Aberfeldy is situated in the centre of Scotland, some five miles east of Loch Tay and the town of Kenmore and about eight miles south of Loch Tummel. Aberfeldy relies on the fresh water stream Pitilie Burn, which runs alongside the distillery. Aberfeldy is the only distillery in Scotland to use these waters. Aberfeldy uses only Scottish barley, yeast and water.

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The area is contains historical landmarks, such as Kenmore Bridge. This was built by the 3rd Earl in 1774 and the view from it was the inspiration for Robert Burns’s poem on the chimney piece of the Kenmore Inn. The distillery has two wash stills with a capacity of about 16,500 liter and two spirit stills with 15,000 liters. With these capacities the Aberfeldy distillery lies in the middle of the range of pot still sizes.

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