Aberfeldy 40 year old single malt whisky Cask #Cask 5029 Limited edition, original stock approx. 160 bottles
We are delighted to announce the release of our oldest expression yet, Aberfeldy 40 Year Old.
Costing £2,500 this release is exclusively available from us here at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, both onsite and online.
This especially old single malt has rested in three separate oak casks since 1978 and is released in three single cask editions, giving collectors a chance to own each one.
Approximately 400 bottles are available in total across the three casks, and you will be given the opportunity to fill your own bottle by hand in our atmospheric warehouse. This ultra-premium, hands-on experience makes for a wonderful gifting opportunity or a whisky collector's dream day.
This first expression of Aberfeldy 40 Year Old is from Cask #5029 - which allowed us approximately 160 Bottles, a quantity that diminishes rapidly as more discover this release.
Very few casks of this age make for a truly great whisky, however each of the three American Oak, ex-bourbon Hogsheads casks that we are releasing enjoy remarkable qualities having a unique story and flavour profile tied to their history.
On site tasting
We know that you'll want to taste this historic whisky, but you may not wish to open your bottle immediately. We are happy to arrange for you to enjoy a tasting of our most treasured Aberfeldy 40 here at the distillery when you come to fill it. This tasting will be a complimentary part of your ownership experience.
New limited time offer
During this period of social isolation, Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery is closed to the public, so there will be a delay before you you can visit us to sample this landmark whisky and fill your bottle. To tide you over, we are offering a complimentary sample pack, delivered to your door, with every purchase. This unique sample set comprises tasting samples of Aberfeldy 12, Aberfeldy 16, Aberfeldy 20 Year Old Exceptional Cask, and of course, Aberfeldy 40.
Furthermore, we are happy to offer you the option of a personal tutored tasting of these fabulous whiskies with our Distillery Brand Ambassador, over videocall. You will of course still have the opportunity to visit us and fill your own bottle, when our visitor experience re-opens.
This offer is only available during the current exceptional circumstances. We will send your pack as soon as possible, but they will be allocated and sent in chronological order of purchase, so we strongly advise securing yours now.
Cask #5029 was bottled at 50.1% ABV. It’s nose of honeysuckle and freshly cut grass ushers in the signature Aberfeldy notes of rich heather honey.
Then on the palate, rich and bold a burst of cloves, then relaxing with cereal notes. The finish lingers on and on. Mellow and smooth, moving from sweetness to spice. This is an incredible whisky.
"40 years residing in casks has made this limited-edition release so smooth and mellow that it makes other perfectly decent whiskies seem like dodgy moonshine in comparison.
It has an incredibly alluring aroma of sweet lillies and you can taste soft grain flavours throughout, while those four decades have relaxed oakiness into soothing cinnamon and clove."
The next steps
Once you have confirmed your purchase of Aberfeldy 40 Year Old whisky, we will contact you personally, to arrange the filling of your bottle, whether you would like to come to Aberfeldy to hand fill your own bottle, or for us to fill and deliver it for you.
Delivery is to UK addresses only. Outside the UK? Don't worry - Email us to take the next steps in owning your bottle.