Since 1986, Aberlour Single Malt Scotch Whisky has won 58 Gold awards and 8 Trophies in the Tasting categories of two leading industry competitions, the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) and International Spirits Challenge (ISC).
The first distillery in the village of Aberlour was established in 1825 and ran until 1833, when the co-lessees James and John Grant left to build their own distillery, Glen Grant, in Rothes. Founded by James Fleming, he operated Aberlour till 1892 and sold it to Robert Thorne & Sons. The distillery was burnt down in 1898, and had to be re-built.
Not until 1974, the distillery was sold to the current owners, the spirits giant - Pernod Ricard (parent company), but run by Chivas Brothers Holdings. a portfolio of 14 single malt distilleries and 1 grain distillery in Scotland, and 2 gin distilleries in England. In 2002 a new modernised visitor centre was opened for public visits and tours. In 2014, over 3.5 million bottles of Aberlour were sold.
Aberlour uses different variations of cask maturations, ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon – some mixed, some 100%, others finished. Its greatest cult following is for the small batch, 100% Sherry-matured, and a cask-strength release, A’Bunadh, which has run since 2000.