ABERFELDY

FAQS

SINGLE MALT WHISKY
What is Aberfeldy Single Malt?

Aberfeldy Single Malt is a classic fruity Highland Scotch with honeyed richness in every drop, known as the Golden Dram. Our whisky has been awarded over 150 gold medals for its smooth and approachable taste.

Where is Aberfeldy whisky made?

Aberfeldy Whisky has been made in the Highland village of Aberfeldy in Perthshire, Scotland for over 120 years, since the distillery opened in 1898.

What is Aberfeldy whisky like?

Aberfeldy is a classic fruity Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky with a honeyed richness, and a smooth approachable taste.

How should you drink Aberfeldy whisky?

You can try drinking Aberfeldy neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. However, there’s no set way to drink whisky; it should be enjoyed however you like it best.

Where can I get the Aberfeldy whisky gold tin?

The Aberfeldy gold tin pack can be purchased at many specialst whisky retailers during gifting occasions such as Father’s Day or the Christmas holidays. Alternatively, click ‘shop now’ to discover online retailers in your region.

Where can I buy Aberfeldy whisky?

If you are a UK resident you can buy Aberfeldy directly from the distillery. Alternatively, click ‘shop now’ to discover online retailers in your region.

What is Aberfeldy Barrels & Bees?

Aberfeldy’s Barrels & Bees programme unites bartenders with local beekeepers, helping us in our pursuit of finding the best combination of whisky and local honey to make our very own ‘Aberfeldy Gold Fashioned’.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Is Aberfeldy whisky peaty?

Aberfeldy is not a peated whisky – we do not use any peat in the malting process. Aberfeldy is a classic Highland style of whisky, fruity with a honeyed richness, and smooth accessible taste.

Is Aberfeldy whisky smoky?

Aberfeldy does not use peat in the malting process so it is not a peated whisky. Some of our whiskies have a slight wisp of smoke on the finish which comes from the interaction with the cask.

What are the Aberfeldy whisky tasting notes?

Aberfeldy is a classic fruity Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky with a honeyed richness, and a smooth approachable taste.

Is Aberfeldy kosher?

Aberfeldy 12 year old and Aberfeldy 21 year old are Kosher.

Is Aberfeldy whisky gluten free?

Yes. Aberfeldy is a distilled spirit, and this process removes any trace of gluten. Therefore all malt whisky (which is made from barley) is gluten free.

COCKTAILS
What are the best mixers for whisky?

You can keep it simple and use your favourite mixer of choice or try one of our Aberfeldy cocktails.

What are the best whisky cocktails?

As well as enjoying Aberfeldy neat or on the rocks, try one of our signature whisky cocktails with Aberfeldy 12. Discover our twist on a classic, The Aberfeldy Gold Fashioned, or sample one of our seasonal delights: a cooling Honey Highball in the summer or warming Hot Toddy for the colder months.

What is a Hot Toddy?

A hot toddy is a warming winter drink that combines whisky, lemon, honey and can be garnished with herbs and spices. Try our Aberfeldy Hot Toddy recipe.

What is the best Hot Toddy recipe?

We think our Hot Toddy recipe is the best, accentuating Aberfeldy’s soft honeyed richness our Golden Dram pairs perfectly with the warming spices in this recipe. Find the full recipe on our cocktails page.

What is a Whisky Highball cocktail?

A Whisky Highball is a drink that pairs whisky with a larger portion of a non-alcoholic mixer such as soda water or ginger ale. Try our Aberfeldy Honey Highball recipe.

What is a scotch Old Fashioned?

The Old Fashioned is a traditional cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters and water, adding whisky, and garnishing with an orange slice or zest and a cocktail cherry, served in an old fashioned rocks glass. Try Aberfeldy’s Gold Fashioned cocktail recipe here.

What are the best Old Fashioned ingredients?

We think our Aberfeldy Gold Fashioned recipe is the best as it pairs perfectly with the honeyed richness of our Golden Dram. Try our twist on this classic cocktail with Aberfeldy 12.

WHISKY
How is whisky made?

Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Various grains (which can be malted) are used for different varieties for whisky, including barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Whisky must be aged for more than three years in oak casks. At Aberfeldy each one of our whiskies is aged to perfection and proudly carries an age statement on the bottle.

What is single malt whisky?

The term ‘Single Malt’ simply means that the whisky is the product of a single distillery. Therefore, while a single malt can contain whisky from many different casks, all of this whisky must have been produced by one distillery.

What is the difference between whisky and bourbon?

Bourbon is a type of whisky or whiskey. The most obvious difference between Scotch whisky and Bourbon is where they come from. Scotch is made in Scotland and Bourbon must be made in the USA to classify as Bourbon Whiskey.

What is scotch whisky?

For a whisky to be officially classed as Scotch it must be produced in Scotland, made from just three ingredients – water, malted barley and yeast – and matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years.

How do you drink whisky?

You can try drinking whisky neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. However, there’s no set way to drink whisky; it should be enjoyed however you like it best.

Why do you drink whisky and water?

Adding a couple of drops of water to your glass of whisky, which slightly lowers the alcoholic strength, can help ‘open up’ the aromas and flavours. The amount to add is a personal choice.

What is the best whisky in 2021?

Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch whisky has won many awards during 2021, most recently picking up 4 Double Gold medals at the San Franscisco World Spirit Awards. To date, Aberfeldy has received over 150 gold medals.

Does whisky go off?

Once a bottle of whisky is opened and exposed to oxygen, it will gradually change over time. The alcohol content can drop and some whiskies can lose their intensity the longer they’re open. Remember to keep an opened bottle in an upright position, out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources.