Single Malt Scotch - 13 to 19 Yrs - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Premium - 2013
Malt Maniacs Awards
What's in a name? Aberlour 18 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Aberlour 18 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Creamy, like melted vanilla ice-cream. Fruity and honeyed.
Palate: Fresh juicy apples and oranges before sherry kicks in with supple sultanas and vanilla.
Finish: Intricate with chocolate raisins and oily caramel notes.
Take a good mouthful of this - first tasted - surprisingly rough Speyside Single Malt. Put your had back. Open your mouth. Open your nostrils. Breathe. Swallow. Great. Enjoy the intense flavours of caramelised ripened plums. Whiskey.
18th October 2013
Orange and marzipan vapors; strawberry and plum on the tongue.
Never too sweet, but always rich and smooth.
4th August 2013
This one is more sherried than 16 yo, but the palate is a bit sharp to me. 16 yo is considerably smoother.
7th November 2012
Nose: At first anonymous. Then, after a while, fresh fruits, nectar, vanilla, oak-spice, and sweet malt reveals itself. It’s mellow, sneaky.
Taste: Vanilla and fruity honey-filled butterscotch. The finish is spicy and sweet, maybe a bit too much of wood from the oak-spice. But all in all, a lovely dram!
25th July 2012
A great scotch, on the first taste an explosion of flavors attack your tastebuds with a creamy like fruity taste and also has a great smell. Amazing for the price, I will enjoy this regularly, I enjoy drinking this scotch neat.
9th October 2011
The 16 y Aberlour Double Matured being one of my all time favourites I had to try this expression when seeing it in the shop. And it didn't dissapoint!!
Nose : Soft fruits like bananas ( think creme de banasas smell ), peaches and apricots Palate : peaches and apricots again imbedded in some creamy vanilla. Some spiciness in the end.Finish : some spiciness lingers for a while which is nice.Overall I am beginning to like it more and more and I think this would go nicely with dessert
27th December 2009