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.
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.
Absolutely stunning, beware this one is rich, but very nice
This is about the best you can get at this age or price, smooth but complex.
An abshoolootly shwell drop of necta'if I don't shay sho myshelf. Sean Conerry.
Just had half a bottle absolutley fantasic drink. Smooth and encouraging.
great value Malt one of my favorites. :D
The sherry and bourbon play well together. Enjoyable, but the finish is bit short. Still, excellent value for money.
As and everyday drink nothing beats it straight up no need for water or ice this has a perfect balance.
Lovely with a small cube of ice
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.
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.
Exceptionally young, but delivers a punch line. For a 10 YO, it displays depth, complexity and character. Great value too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A dram to enjoy at any time
...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
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.
lovely whisky on of the best i have ever tasted
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.
I love this because the taste is right, and the price is right for a whiskey of this grade
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.
For the money it has to be five star. Try it and see.
Came back for more. Becoming a favourite.