Aberfeldy Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch 1978 Hallmark Bottling

From The book : The Scottish Collection / Classic Malts by Carol P. Shaw Tasting Notes : Basicly a dry malt with a medium body and clean, fresh character, but with a distinctly peaty background. Aberfeldy Distillery stands near the River Tay, at the town from which it takes its name. Building began in 1896 and the distillery opned two years later. It was built by Dewar but passed with that company into the ownership of the Distillers Company Ltd. in 1925. Almost all of its production now goes into United Distillers' blends, most notably Dewar's White Label. The single malt is still relatively rare, only becomming available in official bottlings in the Distillery (Flora and Fauna) Malts series early in the 1990's.

Single Malt Whisky
Pure and Natural

Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a gift from nature. Everything needed to make this superb whisky is derived from natural elements of barley, yeast and pure water. The purity, proportions and intrinsic quality of the individual ingredients profoundly influence the characteristics of the final liquid.

Provenance imprints each whisky with influences of the land, micro-climate and ecology. This explains the unique regional differences in Scottish whiskies - why you discern hints of the sea or nuances of extra peat smoke in some whiskies but not in others. Provenance makes a major contribution to the characteristic heather and honey note found in the Aberfeldy single malt. Here 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.

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.