The village and distillery of Aberlour are in the heart of Speyside. The distillery was founded by John and James Grant and probably pre-dates its first official recognition, in 1826. It was rebuilt in 1879 by James Fleming about a mile from the original site. It was taken over in 1892 by R. Thorne and Sons who considerably enlarged it and in 1898 it was rebuilt again then expanded in 1966 at its purchase by Campbell, now owned by Pernod Ricard. [cm] claims the 1879 rebuild followed a fire whereas [ms] puts the fire at 1898. For all I know there were two. Fires are the scourge of all distilleries and virtually all of them have suffered major fire damage at one time or another.
the whisky was made by Ian Mitchell, who was born in the distillery grounds,
died in 1992 and was preceded in his job by his father
and grandfather. The distillery is noted for its pristine cleanliness and
fastidious attention to detail. The water comes from St. Drostan's well.
Campbell Distilleries Ltd, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 9PJ
Tel: 01340-871204 (visitor centre)
Hear "Aberlour" pronounced in AU or WAV format
Search Dr. Do'g's index for the history of Aberlour
There just might be some news about Aberlour in The "Scotsman" newspaper