ABERLOUR is a registered trademark by Chivas Bros. > Pernod Ricard, France

design until 2009 / 2010
design until 2009 / 2010
new design since 2010 - 09
new design since 2010 - 09
a little mistake, the label says produced in 1999, but it was 1987
a little mistake, the label says produced in 1999, but it was 1987

The story behind this filling:

in 1999,  

Aberlour released a Millennium edition of an a'bunadh as 12 years old

with the Stirling silver label;  limited to 2000 bottles.


37 bottles of this batch have been left in stock . . . and forgotten.

They were found again end of 2009,

labelled as "SILVER" and sold in the visitors shop.

 

Guess, how long it took it was sold out. Just a few hours.

Die verschiedenen Entwicklungsstufen bis zum fertigen Produkt
Die verschiedenen Entwicklungsstufen bis zum fertigen Produkt

a'bunadh >>> all batches released / started in 1997

Last update 2011 - 05 - 06

batch # Alc / Vol % released Remark
 no 59,6 1997  
 no 59,6 1997 for FRANCE only

6

6

59,9

59.9

1999

750 ML, for USA

700 ML for UK

no 58,7 1999

STIRLING SILVER

12 years old

2000 Bottles released

7 59,9 2000  
    8 60,2 2001  
8 60,2 2001 for ITALY, Import label Ramazzotti
9 60,0 2002  
10 59,8 2003  
11 59,8 2003  
12 60,0 2004  
13 59,8 2005  
14 59,5 2005  
15 59,6 2006  
16 59,6 2006  
17 60,2 2006  
18 59,7 2007 750 ML for USA only
18 59.7 2007 found in CH
19 59,9 2007  
20 60,5 2007

this is the final batch

gone to my collection 

 

21

 

59,5

 

2008

 

for USA only

22  59,3 2008 for UK only
 23 60,2  2008  for UK only

 24

60,2 2008   
25 60,4 10-2008  
 26 60,6  07-2009  EU 
27  60.1  08-2009  USA & Australia 
28  59.7  10-2009  EU 
29 59.9 12 - 2009 UK
no 58,07 Spring 10

"SILVER", 12 Years Old,

37 bottles only,

Distillery shop only

30 59.8 04 - 2010 UK, EU
  31   60.5 07 - 2010   the final batch in old design
  32   60.4   09 - 2010 first release with new designed label 
  33   60.9   12 - 2010   UK & EU
  34   59.5   01 - 2011   EU
 35  60.3 03 - 2011 UK
  36 60.1 08 - 2011  EU (DK)
37 59.6 09 - 2011 EU
38 60.3 02 - 2012 EU
39 59.8 04 - 2012 EU
40 60.0 05 - 2012  
41 59.0 05 - 2012  
42 60.3 09 - 2012  
43  ? 2012 only 30 Bottles for France / special Customer
44 59.7 11 - 2012  
45 60.2 12 - 2012  
46 60.4 11 - 2013  
47 60.7 01 - 2014  
48 59.7 04 - 2014  
 49 60.1 11 - 2014  
50  59.6 12 - 2014   
51 60.8 2015 - 05  
52 60.5 2015 - 08  
53 59.7 2015 - 10  
 54  60.7 2015 - 11  
55 60.9 2016 - 04  
56 61.2 2016 - 06  
 
 

the same batch? # 30 * new label 59.6% old label 59.8% >>> wait for more info

. . . and here is the answer:

There is no batch # 30 with the new label!

Batch # 32 is the first one released with the new label.

 

Here shown batch # 30 was just and only used by Pernod Ricard for marketing and project planing.

. . .  another Label,

only produced for marketing and / or project planning to launch a'bunadh in USA:

for batch # 2

 

Thanks to Tim from Ardbegproject.com sending me these pictures