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Chivas Brothers (Team)

Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Pernod Ricard)


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Aberlour Distillery, located in the village of Aberlour, boasts a rich history dating back to the 19th century. Its origins can be traced to 1825 when the first distillery in Aberlour was established, but it was the visionary James Fleming who, in 1879, founded the current distillery. Drawing from the pristine waters of St. Drostan's Well, named after an early Columban monk and situated on-site, Aberlour's whisky-making tradition was born.

Over the years, Aberlour faced its share of challenges. A fire in the late 19th century led to the distillery's reconstruction in 1898. During World War II, when production was limited, locals even engaged in illicit distillation by smuggling wash up the Aberlour burn and operating clandestine stills beneath the Linn Falls.

Aberlour's ownership changed hands several times, becoming part of Campbell Distillers in 1945 and subsequently entering the Pernod Ricard portfolio in 1974. This transition coincided with significant expansion and modernization, doubling the number of stills to four.

Notably, Aberlour's legacy includes a strong following in France, thanks to its affiliation with Pernod Ricard. Today, Aberlour Distillery is an integral part of Pernod's esteemed whisky division, Chivas Brothers, upholding its tradition of crafting exceptional Scotch whisky.

-Written (Mostly) by Robots-

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