When speaking of superior quality whiskies, the Scotch and Irish varieties invariably come to mind. Not far behind, however, are an equally worthy candidate-- those produced in the Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese whiskies have safely established themselves as a force majeure in the realm of spirits, having taken the world by storm for decades now.
Aberlour, a small village in Moray, Scotland, is ancient. It is situated at a confluence where a wild mountain stream cascades down the slopes of Ben Rinnes and Linn falls, and runs through wooded glens to meet the Spey. Aberlour is aptly named after that stream, Lour. In Gaelic, it means “the mouth of the chattering burn”.