Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch Whisky introduces its best-selling collection to the Indonesian market with a bespoke whisky pairing dinner and showcase in Jakarta.
Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the whisky known worldwide as the “Golden Dram,” has officially paved the way for a great introduction to the spirit scene in Indonesia. From 10-12 November 2022, Aberfeldy held an introductory event at Lobo Italian Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta Mega Kuningan. During the 3-day event, Abelferdy introduced their 12, 16, and 21-year-old whisky collection to guests from the food and beverage industry and spirit connoisseurs.
“We are excited to finally showcase Aberfeldy in Indonesia. Aberfeldy is a special whisky with a long-standing history. We believe this collection of single malts will be very suitable for the very vibrant lifestyle here,” said Navin Wazir, Country Manager of Bacardi Indonesia.
History & Heritage
Aberfeldy Distillery was founded by John Dewar & Sons, Ltd. in 1898. Sitting on the eastern outskirts of Aberfeldy, on the southern bank of the upper Tay, Aberfeldy gets its water, rich in alluvial gold, from the Pitilie Burn that feeds the Tay River that runs alongside the distillery.
Aberfeldy’s location in the Central Highland — which is further from the coast and more humid in climate — makes this single malt less fruity but meltier with a honeyed character. The honeyed character later forms the foundation of Aberfeldy blends.
The rare honeyed notes lead the Highland dram to pair very well with honey-based cocktails and create a unique connection between the whisky and the delicious natural resource.
“The water from Pitilie Burn used to process the whisky contains gold alluvial, hence the ‘Golden Dram’ name. Golden suggests smoothness and luxury, which is what you get from Aberfeldy. It has a beautiful honeyed sweetness. It has beautiful citrus notes. And as the whisky gets older, we have this marmalade note coming through, and when we add water, we get this little peach smoke that comes through at the end. When people try Aberfeldy for the first time, they are completely absorbed by it. Because there is so much for the whiskey to tell us,” says Stephanie Macleod, John Dewar & Sons Ltd. Master Blender and Malt Master.