Insider knowledge: Aberlour 10 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Aberlour 10 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Sweet and full. Sherried raisins, hints of toffee and a pleasant nuttiness.
Palate: Quite full-bodied, spicy rich fruitcake, toffee notes and a creamy malty-feel and the vaguest whisper of something akin to synthetic banana.
Finish: Caramel and honey, the malt still evident and the sweet spices still linger.
Overall: Lovely and rich.
23rd December 2009
Great after dinner, really well balanced, lots of delicious sherry and buttery notes to keep you interested. Definitely in my top 10 every day malts and tough to beat for the money.
31st July 2010
Absolutely stunning, beware this one is rich, but very nice
15th September 2010
This is about the best you can get at this age or price, smooth but complex.
17th September 2010
An abshoolootly shwell drop of necta'if I don't shay sho myshelf. Sean Conerry.
2nd November 2010
Just had half a bottle absolutley fantasic drink. Smooth and encouraging.
great value Malt one of my favorites. :D
18th June 2011
The sherry and bourbon play well together. Enjoyable, but the finish is bit short. Still, excellent value for money.
28th August 2011
As and everyday drink nothing beats it straight up no need for water or ice this has a perfect balance.
25th September 2011
Lovely with a small cube of ice
22nd November 2011
Not very complex one , but very easy drinking with lost of frutty notes ,I should say I bought one on discount for 15 quid , you cant beat the price.
23rd November 2011
This is a great speysider, it is smooth and has a distinct character to it which sets it apart. The distillery is a wonderful place to go too if you get the chance. If you want a complex Aberlour offering, try the A'bunadh or better still the 16yo. True this one is not the most complex whisky and I am an islay fan myself, but as a great drink in general it is right up there and the circa £15 price tag you can pick it up for nowadays makes it totally worth every penny.
8th February 2012
Exceptionally young, but delivers a punch line. For a 10 YO, it displays depth, complexity and character. Great value too.
22nd April 2012
I'm now on my second bottle and it's become my new go-to whisky, lovely to drink and not so expensive to worry about ordering more or saving it for a special occasion.
10th May 2012
Drinking this right now and was curious if anyone else noticed the banana after taste, these tasting notes appeared in google :) This is definitely a great buy for the price, a bit fruitier than I was expecting but it was a pleasant surprise.
17th June 2012
The nose on this is complex and very interesting, but for some reason there was an off-note in the palate that didn't do it for me at all. I expected great things from this based on recommendations, but it was a bit disappointing in the end.
22nd June 2012
I was really keen to try this, given its great value and the great reviews, but I was a bit disappointed. Nothing wrong with the nose - it's excellent, suggesting a sweet, smooth, full-bodied dram. But the palate was a let-down for me - there's an off note I don't quite agree with. Overall it seems a bit sharp, which is why I don't get why people call it 'smooth'. Maybe I need to get another bottle in case it was a bad batch.
2nd July 2012
Sorry but the aftertaste from this whisky is nothing short of disgusting. This is the only whisky I've tasted that I would never buy or drink again. Strange chemical like taste. Maybe it was a bad bottle but never again. Such a disappointment as I love speyside malts. Lucky to get a rating of 1.
28th July 2012
One of the best 10 year olds around, and at anywhere around £20/£25 pounds is worth a dabble....would not break my heart if I had to drink this all day.
18th August 2012
A dram to enjoy at any time
29th August 2012
...stuff to be sure.....as good as it gets at this age and price.Quite Bourbon like in the finish, which I like ......You will not be disappointed ...Struth
5th September 2012
Very light and smooth malt, notes of butter and toffee, soft finish. Despite i prefer stronger whisky, this is one of my more favourite speyside malts.
31st October 2012
lovely whisky on of the best i have ever tasted
25th December 2012
Very nice nose and palate, rich and quite complex, nuttiness, fruit, spice and toffee in abundance, as well as the banana taste....left with a slightly metallic tang which rather ruins it. Very smooth otherwise.
Think I'll stick with others such as Glengoyne much nicer and longer finish than this.
24th January 2013
I love this because the taste is right, and the price is right for a whiskey of this grade
25th January 2013
When I first opened the bottle I got s trange whiff of something hard to explain. But once poured and drank neat it was very smooth and lovely, but also gave a slight after taste bite at the back of throat just a little which I liked. Enough so that it sort of eases you to take another drink. I found my self easilly having 3 or 4 drams and not even realising it. Very good whiskey for the price, I was lucky to purchase this on offer for £17.50 locally which was a real steal.
13th April 2013
For the money it has to be five star. Try it and see.
1st May 2013
Came back for more. Becoming a favourite.
7th May 2013
How could one find fault with this?
26th May 2013
I had a bit of trouble with this dram to begin with. At first it seemed congested and rather uninteresting. After a while however, and with just the right amount of water, it became gloriously mouth-coating and the most wonderful spices started appearing. There are even hints of barrel char from the bourbon casks.
At 40%, chill-filtration, caramel and at this price you can't really expect astonishment but at this is a great dram for the money. will definitely be missed in my cabinet! Highly recommended
10th July 2013
I purchased a hogshead in 1989 for millenium delivery of 30 cases. They are almost gone and I want to see if your regular 10 year old is as great as that fabulous product!
2nd September 2013
I'm not a great fan of Aberlour 10 year old malt. I wouldnt knock it because others clearly enjoy it more than me. It seems a bit on the harsh side and perhaps a little bitter, too. Perhaps it lacks subtlety? But others rate it highly, so perhaps it's just the state of my palate at present and I'm missing something. I have an unopened bottle - perhaps I'll leave it for a month or two and see how it goes at Christmas!
21st October 2013
I'll give it three stars. Perhaps the next bottle might get 4.
This is by far my favourite 10 year old whisky. The smoothness of it really makes it seem much older. It's my go to bottle when all out of Lagavulin.
22nd October 2013
This is my first bottle of scotch and so far it's good for me after dinner. Tonight I had sushi and it's a good pairing. I still struggle on my first sip but after a couple it's really good so far. I also bought a 12 year Macallan this is sort of my training on Scotch drinking.
23rd October 2013
This is my first Single Malt bottle. I am wine drinker particularly Pinot Noir I have friends that convince me to try scotch and so far it's good. Though at first I really feel that sting sensation on your chest but after a couple shot it got a little better. This is sort of training scotch for me. I also bought the Macallan 12. Any advice much appreciated.
This is a very nice dram, has some harshness but in a good way, well balanced and flavour profile you would pick with a older bottling. Has a good rich nose and great flavour... Bit of a metallic tang on the finish but again not unpleasant. Highly impressive for its price point. Certainly a cut above most if the other supermarket malts and if on special it's a real bargin. Very good drop and great for this price point.... Top stuff...
6th November 2013