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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Aberlour Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review and Tasting Notes

Aberlour Distillery

Aberlour

Banffshire

AB3 9PJ

UK

 

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Aberlour Scotch Whisky

Distillery Style

Tasting Notes

 

Nose :Mint toffee, sherry, malty and slightly nutty.

 

Palate : A  medium body with a soft mouth-coating texture, orange, mint  and spice.  

                                                                                        Finish :    Complex, fruit oak and toffee.

Aberlour 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 

Colour: Gold.

 

Nose: The dry, fresh, fruity aromas of early autumn apples and pears are subtly enhanced with sweet notes of vanilla and mint toffee.

 

Taste: Exceptionally smooth and creamy, with spicy-sweet nutmeg and honey combining with the dewy freshness of autumn fruits.

 

Finish Long, soft and warming

 

A classic Speyside single malt, matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. Welcoming, vibrant and rewarding.

 

Aberlour 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Double Cask Matured

 

Colour: Amber gold with ruby highlights.

 

Taste: Good sherried body with fruity aromas.

 

Nose: Very soft and rounded with fruity notes (red apple).

 

Finish: Warming, powerful with some smoky notes and a gentle pepperiness.

 

Aberlour 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 

Colour :Golden amber.

 

Nose: A confection of marzipan and the alluring fragrance of geraniums, with hints of sherry and orange blossom, and a light smokiness.

 

Taste: Soft and spicy with a lightly toasted oaky flavour, overlaid with a sherry-sweet nuttiness mixed with ripe apricots and toffee that shamelessly seduces the palate.

 

Finish: Gentle and mellow, with a distinct spiciness and subtle hints of mint.

 

Matured first in bourbon and sherry casks, then finished in selected sherry butts, this is an elegant single malt of enormous charm.

 

Aberlour 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Double Cask Matured

 

These casks are specially selected every year by Aberlour's Master Distiller Douglas Cruickshank to be filled ane carefully matured in their warehouses. This maturation ensures the depth of character as well as the distinctive fruitness and spiciness of Aberlour.

 

Colour: Rich golden amber.

 

Nose: Rich, dry scented floral and sweet raisin aromas with a spicy nuttiness.

 

Palate: Smooth, full, sweet floral and spicy flavourswith a soft plum fruitiness and gentle oahiness.

 

Finish:  Long, warm spicy fruitiness.

 

Aberlour A Bundah Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 

Selected casks batch produced at cask strength.

 

Colour:  Deep, rich amber.

 

Nose: An intoxicating aroma of mixed spices, praline and spiced orange, harmonising with rich, deep notes of Oloroso sherry.

 

Taste: Orange, black cherries, dried fruit and ginger, spiked with dark bitter chocolate and enriched with sherry and oak. Full-bodied and creamy.

 

Finish: Robust and intense, with bitter-sweet notes of exotic spices, dark chocolate and oak.Aberlour a'bunadh is currently available in France, UK, Duty Free and is soon to be exported to other countries around the world.

 

A 19th-century-style whisky matured exclusively in Spanish oak Oloroso sherry butts, then bottled at cask strength. Dark, luxurious and powerful; a superb after-dinner malt.

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