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Aberfeldy Scotch Whisky Distillery

Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberlfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2EB
Tel: +44 (0)1887 822010

Aberfeldy Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsJohn Dewar & Sons Ltd (Bacardi)
Location Highland
Water source The Pitilie Burn
Stills 2 x wash stills and 2 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 3,300,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Aberfeldy Distillery History
1896 Built by John Dewar & Sons Ltd
1898 Distillery opened
1917-19 Closed
1925 Distiller Company Ltd (DCL)
1930 Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD)
1972 Distillery reconstructed with 2 pairs of stills
1998 Purchased from Diageo plc by Bacardi Ltd
2000 “Dewars World of Whisky” visitor centre opened

Aberfeldy Distillery Comments
Apparently, one of the founders of Aberfeldy "Tommy Dewar" was the 3rd person in Britain to buy a car.
Major contributor to Dewar's blend.
The site is close to a colony of rare red squirrels.

Aberfeldy Distillery Bottlings
click for detailsAberfeldy 15 year 43%
Aberfeldy 1980, 62%. Bottled in 1997.(limited bottling)

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Aberfeldy Distillery Visitor Centre Information

Just three miles from the birth place of founder John Dewar, the Aberfeldy Distillery is the only distillery built by the Dewar family. Steeped in history and craftsmanship, since 1898 our stills have produced the beautifully balanced Single Malt whisky at the heart of Dewar's Scotch. Distillery tours take place throughout the day and include access to our atmospheric warehouse and heritage centre. Browse the distillery shop for limited editions or ‘fill your own’ bottle of exclusive Aberfeldy Single Malt whisky. Take time to relax in our NEW café and enjoy your dram in our whisky lounge.

Tours of our traditional distillery take place throughout the day and include options for whisky aficionados!


Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery is on the A827, on the outskirts of Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Just 90 minutes from Edinburgh.

Postcode: PH15 2EB

Tel: +44 (0)1887 822010



APRIL-OCTOBER: Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12 noon-4pm

NOVEMBER-MARCH: Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm

Our cafe and shop are open to all, but please check our website for tour prices.

Last admission 1 hour prior to closing. Cafe closes 30 minutes prior to closing. Opening hours and tours may be subject to change. Please call for opening hours over the festive period.

As a traditional working distillery, visitors must wear sensible footwear on the distillery tour (no high heels or open toed shoes permitted). Unfortunately, dogs (except assistance dogs) are not permitted in the visitor centre or distillery.


Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery Experience - £17.50

Visit the only distillery built by the Dewar family, discover the story of the world’s most awarded blended Scotch whisky, and see how we craft our Aberfeldy Single Malt. Your visit includes 2 x 15ml tastes, hosted by our expert guides to help you appreciate the exciting flavours. If you’re curious to learn more, add a tasting directly from the cask in our warehouse at the checkout!

*Option to add a tasting straight from the cask in the warehouse (£10)

Connoisseur Experience - £37.50

If you really want to understand more about Scotch, this experience begins with the same tour as the Dewar’s Aberfeldy Experience but is followed by an elevated tasting featuring a selection of five older, award winning whiskies – including our most recent innovations. You will also learn about our other exciting malt whisky distilleries. For the full culinary experience, upgrade to a food pairing at the checkout.

Become a Blender Experience - £45.00

Have you ever been curious about what a Master Blender’s job is like? Join us to discover a range of different whisky styles and the artistry that goes into blending, to create complexity and consistency. Then decide what your house style will be, and follow in the footsteps of John Dewar and Stephanie Macleod to create your own 100ml Blended Scotch Whisky to take home.

Drams of Your Dreams Experience - £120

This is your chance to taste our oldest and rarest expressions. One of our senior guides will talk to you about what whisky you have tried previously, what you like, and what you are curious to discover. We will then curate a bespoke tasting of five rare whiskies that show how the Dewar’s style has evolved and what is special about our Single Malt distilleries.
This will usually include a taste of our Dewar’s Double Double 32 year old, voted best whisky in the world, and Aberfeldy 40, our oldest ever expression. However, the final selection will be personal to you, and make the drams of your of dreams become a reality!

All ticket holders also receive exclusive offers on selected whiskies.

In addition, you can fill your own bottle of Aberfeldy Single Malt – exclusively available at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery.


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