Founded in 1846 by John Dewar, John Dewar & Sons Ltd has grown from a small wine and spirits merchant shop in Perth, Scotland, to become a global brand.

DEWARS is famed the world over for quality blended whiskies and a flair for innovative advertising and promotions. Today, DEWARS® is the eighth largest Blended Scotch whisky brand in the world and DEWARS® WHITE LABEL® is the top-selling single variant of Blended Scotch whisky in the United States.

It was John Dewar’s dynamic sons, John Alexander and Tommy Dewar, who made DEWAR’S an international success. The brothers also founded the Aberfeldy Distillery in 1898, the physical and spiritual home of DEWAR’S, which to this day produces the Single Malt Whisky that lies at the heart of every DEWAR’S blend.

This full bodied Single Malt is renowned for its rich notes of heather and honey flavors.

This full bodied Single Malt is renowned for its rich notes of heather and honey, which can be detected throughout our current portfolio of well-balanced blends. This restless pursuit of quality and an obsession with blending excellence still persists. Today the firm is a world leader and DEWAR’S is one of the fastest growing premium whiskies in the world.

Thanks to the exceptional skill of our Master Blenders, DEWAR’S whisky has become the most awarded blended scotch whisky in the world.

The DEWAR’S Whisky portfolio also includes: DEWAR’S 12 year old Blended Scotch Whisky; DEWAR’S 15 year old Blended Scotch Whisky, DEWAR’S 18 year old Blended Scotch Whisky; DEWAR’S Signature Blended Scotch Whisky; and ABERFELDY 12 year old and 21 year old Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.

The foundation stone of the portfolio is the WHITE LABEL® blend, which was first created in 1899.


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Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery

Aberfeldy, Scotland

Just three miles from the birth place of founder John Dewar, the Aberfeldy Distillery is the only distillery built by the Dewar family. The gold rich waters of the Pitilie Burn provide the traditional water source, and since 1898 the stills have produced the beautifully balanced Single Malt at the heart of DEWAR’S. Steeped in history and craftsmanship, DEWAR’S Aberfeldy Distillery is the true home of America’s top selling Scotch.

Distillery tours take place throughout the day and include access to the atmospheric warehouse where you can hear about the angels’ share and how our whisky is married in oak casks for a richer smoother flavour. The heritage centre offers a unique insight into founders; John Dewar and his sons Tommy and John Alexander – from humble beginnings in rural Perthshire, they created a global brand. Explore fascinating memorabilia and archives alongside interactive games and challenges.

Enjoy your dram in the whisky lounge with comfy sofas and warming fire as well as free wifi. Browse the Distillery shop, showcasing the full DEWAR’S portfolio along with exclusive limited edition single cask bottlings and fill your own bottle with a specially selected cask of Aberfeldy Single Malt. Take time to enjoy the cafe serving freshly prepared lunches using the finest ingredients from Scotland’s rich larder.

Please call for tour details during the Distillery Silent Season (June), when access may be restricted whilst essential maintenance takes place in the Distillery. The visitor centre remains open throughout.

For enquiries please contact:

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Visitor Information

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland PH15 2EB
+44 (0)1887 822010

Opening times
April – October:
Monday to Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm, Sunday 12 noon-4.00pm

November – March:
Monday to Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm

Last tour 1 hour prior to closing.
Closed over Christmas and New Year. Please phone for opening times.

Aberfeldy is a traditional working distillery and therefore visitors are advised that sensible shoes only (i.e. no open toes or sandals) must be worn on the distillery tour.


Aberfeldy Tour
Adult £9.50, Concession £7.50, Child (12-17) £4.50

Includes access to the heritage centre, distillery tour and warehouse experience along with a whisky (over 18s only) 1 x 25ml dram.

Cask Tasting Tour £17

Our Aberfeldy Tour plus the opportunity to sample an exclusively aged Aberfeldy Single Malt, straight from the cask. Includes complimentary blender’s tot glass.

Connoisseur Tour £27

For whisky aficionados this tour includes the heritage centre, distillery tour and warehouse, a dram from the cask, free blender’s tot glass and a tasting tray of 5 x 15ml drams.

Blender’s Tour £75

A unique opportunity to create your own experimental blend to take home (500ml bottle). Our Cask Tasting Tour combined with a tutored sensory blending session.

Private Dewar’s Tour £99
Must be booked in advance.

Out of hours tour with your personal guide, along with a tutored tasting in Tommy Dewar’s Office (6 x 15ml drams) and your opportunity to nose new make spirit. Includes a cask tasting in the warehouse and a gift to take home. Price per person – minimum 2, maximum 4.

All ticket holders also receive exclusive offers on selected whiskies please ask for details.
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