Aberfeldy Distillery is nestled within a lush valley in the foothills of the Central Highlands of Scotland, known as the ‘golden dram' - the distillery's water source is the famous Pitilie burn - renowned locally for its water quality and famed for its deposits of alluvial gold. Time honoured techniques such as longer fermentation conjures rare honeyed notes - key to the signature sweetness of Aberfeldy's malts.
The Aberlour Distillery, estd 1879, lies in the village of aberlour in the heart of Speyside, the country’s premier whisky-making region which is renowned for producing whiskies of subtle depth and elegance. Aberlour is an historical place and its story stretches back over a thousand years. In the ancient past, a druid community lived in the valley. The druids valued oak trees and water and believed you could hear the water spirits talking to each other. Aberlour is a Gaelic word meaning ‘mouth of the chattering burn’ (stream). Water and an oak tree still feature today on the Aberlour label.
A Japanese blended whisky that has been the subject of some controversy. The bottling for the home market in Japan is made with malt whisky and molasses spirit, which would not be classed as 'whisky' in the EU. This export version, however, is made from malt and grain whiskies.
AMRUT Fusion. The Amrut distillery was founded in 1948 as Amrut Laboratories. Established by Shri J N Radhakrishna, the company started blending and bottling various alcoholic beverages. During the 1950s and 1960s, Amrut launched products for the Indian armed forces as well as the general market; products included the dark rum Amrut XXX and Silver Cup Brandy. During the 1970s, Amrut began marketing a grape brandy called Bejois, made from Bangalore blue grapes.
AMRUT Single Malt. Distilled from barley grown at the North West of India. Amrut mature their single malt in New American Oak and ex-bourbon before bottling.
Arbeg distil twice in order to reach the required strength and desired pure spirit for their whisky. Due to high phenolic content of the original malt, fermentation of yeast takes a longer time in Ardbeg compared to other distilleries. Ardbeg 10 Years Old is an Islay single malt Scotch whisky that is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008. This expression is bottled at 46% ABV without any chill-filtration.