Why is Aberlour called Charlestown?

Why is Aberlour called Charlestown?

In 1812 the laird, Charles Grant of Wester Elchies promoted a new town stretching alongside the River Spey to the east of the existing village. This he named, with due modesty, Charlestown.

Is Aberlour in the Highlands?

Aberlour in the Scottish Highlands The village is surrounded by dramatic Highland scenery, and is situated 12 miles south of Elgin. Aberlour straddles the Lour burn, a stream which is a tributary of the majestic River Spey.

Is Aberlour in Moray or banffshire?

Aberlour is situated in the western part of the county of Banff; about 34 miles from the county town; 14 miles from Keith and 14 from Elgin.

Which region is Aberlour in?

Aberlour distillery

Region: Speyside
Location In Speyside whisky region at the confluence of the rivers Lour and Spey near Ben Rinnes, Moray.
Owner Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Pernod Ricard S.A., since 1974)
Founded 1879
Founder James Fleming

Is Aberlour in North or South Speyside?

Aberlour is a distillery of Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, in Aberlour, Strathspey, Scotland, at the confluence of the Lour Burn and River Spey near Ben Rinnes.

What is the meaning of Aberlour?

the mouth of the chattering burn
Aberlour, in Gaelic, means ‘the mouth of the chattering burn’ and it is this specific spot that has attracted human settlement since the Stone Age.

How big is Aberlour?

Aberlour is a small close-knit community with a population of around 1000 residents. Despite its relatively small size, the town offers a wide range of things to do and places to explore.

Which Aberlour is best?

Final Verdict. The best overall single malt scotch, in a very competitive field, is Aberlour 16. This whisky combines the best flavors of bourbon and sherry cask maturation and provides the best complexity of flavor and palate for its price range.

Is Aberlour Smokey?

The Notes: It starts with a soft, red apple-laced nose. The palate sees the character from the sherry come in, bringing with it nuances of cinnamon, vanilla and raisins. This whisky is good news for drinkers who find the average scotch a bit too smokey for their taste.

Is Johnny Blue worth?

That being said, if there is a whisky that can be justifiably described as being smooth, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is it. It is very good and probably worthy of being considered an exceptionally good whisky, especially amongst whiskies in continuous production and so widely available.