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Aberlour 10 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Aberlour 10 Year Old
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Aberlour 10 Bottling Note

Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, this 10 year old from Aberlour remains a perennial favourite, typical of the modern Speyside style and thoroughly approachable. Such is its popularity that this bottling has been exported to over fifty countries.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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Aberlour 10 Year Old Reviews



30th September 2020

Top dram

Lovely sweet and full flavoured on the nose. Very fruity rich and creamy. What a lovely dram and for around £30 it knocks spots of many a bottke double the price. Real easy drinking.

30th June 2020

Strong 3.5, and I mark quite harshly!

Interesting mix of reviews!

I rather like the Aberlour 10yo. I get a little toffee-apple, in the palate, in addition to the fruit-cakeyness - pretty sure that's a word.

Finish is mildly spicy, with plenty of toffee and a little vanilla.


9th February 2020

Decent but no aftertaste

It feels like a bit watery and lacking in consistency. No aftertaste and this is a bit sad but expected given the price.

16th October 2019

Very nice

It's a 10 year old, not 15+, so it's not going to be the smoothest, most refined.

It is good value for a 10 year old though.
Sweetish nose, with toffee;
Drinking is surprisingly full bodied, with spicy fruitcake.
Finish is slightly sweeter but dries off nicely.

Worth having a bottle to change things up!

12th October 2019


Quite good this one,probably better than 12 yr old Double Cask.Pity its only 40% though.Added this to Casg Annahm and hugely drinkable result.Would love to visit the distillery.

26th September 2019

the dogs watsits

beautiful single malt all these spoilt toffs throwing it down the river send it to me

26th September 2019

Not Worth It Disappointing ALCOHOL

This is plain HARSH ALCOHOL the moment you open the bottle u can smell the alcohol in the entire room, I had high expectations but its not worth it. Disappointed....

29th July 2019

Suave, pleasant on the palette

Excellent for the beginner to the world of single malts

17th June 2019

8th june 2019

Recently started buying single malts and this is a great addition very sweet finish and very good price to go with it

8th June 2019

Value for money

This is one great whisky. In my opinion it is even value for money. It is quite complex comparing with other malt whiskies of the same age or even older (in some cases). Sweet dried fruit smell and taste is totally dominant. I really enjoyed my bottle and would surely recommend it.

2nd June 2019

Excellent value for money and a great intro to whisky drinkers

Beautifully smooth. I have tried several whiskies before this, including the famous Johnie Walker, and i have to say, this whisky is a lovely smooth vanilla, caramel and slight peaty. Highly recommend it. Although it is not my favourite whisky, you can not go wrong with it. Easily the smoothest whisky i have tried and it is very enjoyable, with ice or without. I say try both, see which you prefer. It has such a lovely nose and the finish is heaven.

11th February 2019

Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.

Disappointed! My bottle of Aberlour should have been poured down the river. It should have been rejected in the tasting room instead of having bottles wasted on it. I hope that my disappointment can be blamed on batch variation and the taster being plastered.

4th February 2019

Nice peaty taste

Got about 40 bottles of whisky on the go at the moment, quite a few single malts, was looking for something to enjoy the evening, opened the tin to find this still had the foil on it, been there for at least 2 years so thought it time to try, certainly not Smokey, (got some Laphroaig for that), quite easy to drink, fairly smooth, it's quite good for a cold night

15th December 2018

Better than it ought to be !

This is extremely good value for a ‘session’ malt and although not complex or very smoky I found it rich, peaty, just enough maltiness and with a hint of vanilla - not overly sherried. There does seem to be batch variation but hey it’s a seasonal / natural product. My usual tipple is real ale so I’m used to disasters and highlights - all part of the fun ! This malt was a leaving present from my last job, bottled Nov. 2017, it’s excellent value and more-ish. Prefer with a splash of water. I can detect ‘synthetic banana flavour’, I know exactly what the reviewer means as it is an off-flavour in beer but found none in this batch of malt !! :-)

8th November 2018

Horrendous hangover.

I bought a bottle have tried it twice. On both occasions I was ill the following day. Worst hangover ever. The rest is going down the drain.

20th September 2018


The main flavour: a harsh alcohol taste:(.... one of the worst single malts that I tried... who called it .. smoothly... has probably a heavy Russian farmer vodka drinker profile......

7th September 2018


Too young, Too thin and a bit too spicy for me. However with extra years in the cask, this turns into a fine malt, but at this stage, it's not quite there.

25th April 2018

As those guys said

Last two comments on here nailed it.

7th April 2018

Cheap doesn't mean bad

I'm still fairly new to single malts but I thought I'd add my two pence. Picked up a bottle for £23 on offer. Taste and smell are pleasant and has a sweet spicy Finish that's maybe a little sickly. Added a drop of water but it seemed to make it rougher on the swallow. Definitely better neat. I still struggle to pick out flavours and nuances described by seasoned drinkers but I can get toffee malt and honey from this with a little gingerbread spices. Not bad but I'm still learning.

31st January 2018

A solid addition to the collection

If you're looking to show off, then reach for something else but if you're drinking for yourself and you're on a limited budget and are saving the good stuff for a different occasion then you could do much worse than this.

Like others here I like a couple of drops of water to smooth the edges a little.

23rd January 2018

Good starter whisky

If you're just getting into this and starting a collection, on a budget, I'd say the Aberlour 10 is worthy of a place. That's how I came to it ...and 350 single malts later, I'm still here!

It's a pleasant, representative, fairly young, Speyside.

If I'm going to 'Amazon' it up, "Those who enjoyed this, also enjoyed the Knockando 12, the Glen Moray 12, the Glenrothes Select and lying-in, on a Sunday."


16th January 2018



5th December 2017


Very good

16th October 2017

Decent for the money

Relatively new to whisky so take my comments with a pinch of salt. Not a bad one by any means but there are better at the price point. Lots of a sherry on the nose, sweet, reminds me of Christmas time desserts. The scents become harder to detect after a while though and the smell becomes a little bland. It's nice enough on the palate but again it's a little bland in my honest opinion. If you can get a bottle at around the £20 mark I woukd recommend as an easy drinker, worth a try.

9th September 2017

Solid, tasty drink. Reliable but not a conversation starter.

Great value, satisfying Scotch, interesting and very drinkable. Comparable to pricier bottles from elsewhere.

Nothing super interesting going on here, you'll not be talking about it in detail with Scotch club. It's just an old pro, singing their greatest hits.

23rd August 2017

Easy Drinking

Good sipping whiskey

12th June 2017

buy it to drink it not to look at it.

unless your a malt whisky snob you wont go wrong with 10 year old Aberlour.If you drink whisky for the sheer pleasure of it not smelling it and talking rubbish about hints of strawberies carmel coconut this is the dram for you.make it a big one then a few more.Slainte.

1st May 2017


Had it at the woodcock dinner last weekend and was mighty impressed will be buying in the future , many thanks for enhancing a wonderful woodcock dinner . JS.

30th April 2017

moderate malt

It has some sharp edge. Needs a spash of water.

13th February 2017

One of my top ten.

Wonderful single malt whisky.Value for money.Rich fruity and clean taste.

29th January 2017

gift from my boys

Suprisingly great taste as I usually like glenfidich 18 yr old. I would to definitely purchase this fine scotch for half the cost of my prefence

14th December 2016


As much as I try, I just can't get along with this one. I am a big fan of Aberlour as a distillery, but this misses the mark somehow. Compared to the brilliant A'bunadh and even the 12 year old, this tastes flat and makes for fairly uninteresting, if not difficult drinking (for me at least). Some reviews below mention batch variation; my experience contrasts so much with the more favourable reviews that I wonder if this could be a possibility. Perhaps a good introduction to single malts, but there are better choices available from Aberlour in my opinion.

11th December 2016


Lovely wee dram this, nice and sweet

25th November 2016

Good dram, great price

Good malt at a good price. Cheap, tasty dram. I prefer this over a glenfiddich of glenlivet for example. Was my first bottle of 'good' whisky, and i still enjoy this quite much.

7th November 2016

For this price, great scotch!

Good malt at a good price. Cheap, tasty dram. I prefer this over a glenfiddich of glenlivet for example. Was my first bottle of 'good' whisky, and i still enjoy this quite much.

7th November 2016

Great Value Speyside

Great value. For the price you will probably struggle to find a better Speyside £20-£25. I always seem to have a bottle in the back of my cupboard. It isn't my first choice but when I drink it as I am now!! I'm reminded of just how good it is.

4th November 2016

good value..

Vanilla taste, smooth and pleasantly silky.
Good stuff !!
Muchas gracias, amigos de Scotland !!
How much do you sell it in Scotland ?? Does it come in liters ??

14th October 2016

Great dual purpose single malt

I have had a bottle of Aberlour for a few months now as an unopened present. Kept meaning to open it. Last night in desperate measures i used it as a mouth rinse for acute toothache. Worked brilliantly. Nice aftertaste. If i can find a dentist quick enough there should be enough left to savour the way it should be.

3rd October 2016

Excellent value

Very good value, not the best whiskey in the world and if you go in with that in mind, you'll love it. Extremely smooth, clean, and warm. I like the 10 as much as the 12 frankly, both are in the same "affordable quality" range of whiskeys. The 10 is my current favourite day to day drinking whiskey.

26th September 2016


My favourite. To me tho it tastes initially of a smokey vanilla followed by spicy undertones and then a cheeky hint of strawberry. Really easy to drink tho. If you can't taste the strawberry, take a little bit longer between sips!

23rd September 2016

Amazing whisky for the price. A must try.

I generally prefer the Islays and only bought this because of the price. I wasn't expecting much but I was surprised. Its got a great nose and even though its strong tasting it has very little burn, but just enough that you know you are drinking something serious. It goes down very smooth and silky on the throat. This is as good as most whiskys in the £30+ range. A real bargain.

24th April 2016

aberlour 10years

tasty n marvelous

16th April 2016

Well Worth a Look

Have tried a few Aberlours and have to say that the 10 yo is by far the best value of the ones I've tried. Not quite as flavourful as the 12, and is a wee bit'fresh'; but a touch of water and a wee rest really softens and opens it up. Toffee, caramelly malt with a lovely sherry nose. Genuine bargain if purchased when on offer!

21st February 2016


My favourite distilery, one of the best 10yo in this price range with outstanding flavour, straying of this one it only get better with Aberlour

18th February 2016


Excellent malt and for the price more than holds it's own with more expensive ones. Have tried many malts over the years and this is in my top five. Pleasant smell and smooth taste with a satisfying after taste. If you haven't tried this before do yourself a favour and snap up a bargain gem.

16th February 2016


I say basic because, for a 10 year old it is a little basic. It's very alcoholic tasting and lacks depth. Even the 12 is nothing to write home about. I think for the price, it's ok.... but don't expect an experience to write home about. Quite a bit of chocolate when it opens up and a big vanilla after taste.

13th February 2016


At Hong Kong I can't find 10 years old.When I get it and taste, I love it.

11th February 2016

Mixey mixey

Excellent value for a 10 yo whisky - My advice, buy this and a bottle of A'Bunadh (especially if on offer). Add a few drops of the A'B to a small glass of the 10 (or 12) yo and see how much it improves it. Much fuller, richer and spicier.

31st January 2016

Once you pop you can't stop

Got a bottle of this before Xmas finished it over the festives It was my go to dram and I will be buying another bottle. Very drinkable and with a wee drop of water it just took the edge off and opened it up.

29th January 2016

Robert Gilliland

As a 71 year old ,( birthday yesterday) who appreciates a spirit that does not incendiaries my palate, ---- I am savouring your masterpiece. MILD , MELLOW AND MOREISH !!!. I could rink a lot more if someone could provide it for me !! BEATIFULLLLL.

22nd January 2016


Just started drinking malts seriously about 2moths ago. Had the odd bottle over the years. This Aberlour 10yr old is my favourite so far. It has a smooth watm taste.. All for £20 From the local spar shop.. Best £20 spent for a while... I would recomend the whisky to any first time triers....slangie..

15th January 2016

Smooth and rich

The Aberlour 10 year old is one of my perennial favourites. It's richness and smoothness make it a delight to drink.

10th January 2016

My favourite go-to...

The title says it all: smooth, nutty and with a hint of honey, this really is my favourite go-to!

31st December 2015

Strike out

Three months after purchase the cork disintegrated. You cannot trust a brand that cannot make a cork.

27th December 2015

I paid £21 also, but....

I recently bought a bottle, from a supermarket whilst on offer, and I paid £21; the usual price was £32! So I thought I'd leave a message saying, I think that master of malt sometimes comes in for some stick, when it comes to price and this example shows it's not always a raw deal. Thanks, master of malt!

8th September 2015

Excellent for the price I paid - £21.00

Having been disappointed recently with a couple of bottles that I purchased, Laphroaig Select and Talisker Storm, I took a chance on this but was very surprised that it tasted so good.

6th September 2015


Massive batch variation - I've had great and OK bottles but the most recent was very rough and tainted with very little flavour able to rise above the harsh spirit. 75 ml gave me a hangover! struggling to drink it and I love whisky!!!

10th August 2015

Excellent whisky for the price you pay

For those who like fruity whisky this is a good choice, you can be found in airport dutty free, of which more I liked it (matter of preference)

1st July 2015

Classic Speyside flavours at a great price very very decent

This is an excellent example of classic Speyside flavours fruity, rich, honeyed caramel. The price makes it very accessible it definitely benefits from a few minutes to relax. Just a shame that cheaper whiskies always get these reviewers comparing them to some much more expensive and exotic Whiskies, what is the point in even mentioning an (oft overrated) 12 year old Laphroaig in the same breath as a 25 quid 10 year volume produced speyside. There isn't any point at all in mentioning them, different style, different price different. comparing to a glenfarclas maybe, i think its holds its own against a Glenfarclas 12 personally. very decent stuff and something i would be happy to recommend at £25 or under

23rd April 2015

Better than expected.

Was unsure at first what I would get. Overall I found it pleasant, smooth, with just the right warmth. Good for the price.

11th April 2015

Unpleasant to smell (at first)....

I managed to see this on my local paper-shop's shelf for £15! Think he'd mis-priced so I grabbed it for a test. When I first smelt it I thought "oh God, I'm in for a rough old ride. But the taste was warm,nutty, peaty and the after-taste was the best...a long slow warm honey glaze down the throat. Others feel the same on the nose - so I am happy they keep their hands away. Nowhere near my Laphroaig 12 yr old and even at £20 - this is a good general whiskey for the cabinet.

28th March 2015

A little more respect

I've been enjoying scotch for many years and I have enjoyed the best and the worst. This dram is still enjoyable and under appreciated. Drink it neat and you will understand.

15th March 2015

Good value

For £20 what do you expect? On the nose its sherry and caramel. The palate has toffee and warm spices. A reasonably long malt and sherry-driven finish that's not unpleasant, though it is a very simple malt. Pairing with food brings out some character, for example some banana and coconut ice cream helps accentuate the positive characteristics. I do prefer a punchier dram, I could drink this with dinner like a wine and not bat an eyelid! Would benefit from some peat!

4th March 2015


Good tasting malt, just lacking in character. This is the type of dram you would enjoy at a wedding or on an evening out with friends. I like to drink my whisky with a book, by the fire and to give the whisky my full attention when sipping. This whisky is 'nice' (dried fruit, smooth aftertaste, apricot/oak nose), just lacking in depth.

22nd January 2015


sure it's nothing special, but for £20 it's great! wouldn't compare it to a blend, everyone who has ought to try this alongside a cheap blend and think again!

21st January 2015

Drinking with coke

Oh my lord. No better than Teacher's. Thankfully I was given it. Treating it as blended is the only thing to do with it. Terrible malt.

31st December 2014



30th December 2014

one of the best i have tasted

Delicious-vanilla,toffee,liquorice on nose

12th December 2014


Cant wait to try it...I,m more of a Bushmills Man, and i love it....! Scotch...! hmmmm. this one sounds good. Can't wait to try it. All me Friends Drink Buchanan's or Glenlivet...Ok...!Glenlivet is good,and the other one, does "WELL" ring a Bell....?Not....!. I don't like it. Cant Wait.....!

7th December 2014

Smooth operator

This is a smooth, deep flavoured whiskey and one of my favourites. I think for the price when on offer it's extraordinary value but even at full cost you will not be disappointed. Not smokey but smooth and unlike Laphroaig, which is another love of mine will not grow hair on your back.

1st December 2014

Remarkably Dissapointed

I was introduced to Aberlour with the a'Bunadh Batch #47. It's a fantastic cask-strength whisky (non-chill filtered & natural colouring), I wont review it here.

My hopes were high for their young single malt. Full, but little complexity. The rush of wooded-sherry/toffee is quite rough and "casky" if you know what I mean. It does tend to soften if you let it breathe for a bit; a teaspoon of water even at only 40% does open it up and seems to tame the young whisky. Spend another £15 on a bottle of the a'Bunadh or grab a 15yr GlenDronach if you want a good sherried whisky at a reasonable price.

17th November 2014

Can't go wrong with this one.

Honest, i agree that this is a reasonable whiskey. It does everything right and doens't take any risk to get exeptional, therefor certainly not a 5 star. This whiskey is everyones friend. You just can't go wrong.

15th November 2014

Malc kemp

One of the best malts I have tasted

10th November 2014

A reasonable session whisky

Neither reaches the heights nor plumbs the depths, IMO this is a good session whisky that gains a little complexity in an open glass and when sprinkled with a couple of drops of water, it softens nicely.

4th November 2014

Ain't what it used to be

This one made my days, before. It was the best price-quality ratio... And then it went down to 40% (it was 43% before), and tastes now like a bitter and stinky blend. Furthermore, its price rised from 19 to 25€. Never again. By the way, do someone know why the damn 40% ?

26th October 2014

To the "not the same"

I know, I was shocked when tasted this malt few days ago. Aberlour 10 yo used to be excellent fruity, sherried malt in this price range, but definitely not anymore. This current batch is really, really badly sulfured, a real stink bomb. The sulfur comes from bad sherry cask and therefore affects the whole batch not only individual bottles. Avoid at all cost!

12th October 2014

not the same

used to like this brand but just got a bottle and its not what i remember, very bitter aftertaste, put me off this one.

9th October 2014

Heahen juice

My first step on the ladder, after 3 drams i opted for a dribble of quality H2o and that really opened the door of enjoyment, after 2 hours of trying for bannana the bottle along with my legs had gone. A most pleasant and fulfilling experience, really like this one.

5th October 2014

I just like it

I just like it. Tastes like a nice scotch. Great value, great taste. Not harsh, good body, nice finish. "Like"!

30th September 2014

christmas in a bottle

Great, reminds me of Christmas, warming, rich, fruity
fantastic single malt enjoying every drop. Will defiantly
have a bottle in for the festive season

27th September 2014


Surprised at the quality of this for the money. Lovely stuff.

18th September 2014

Nice suprise

Lovely whisky, really great for the price with a full rich flavour. Usually go for Glenlivit 15 yr but this is just as good.

12th September 2014

Value for money

Very nice indeed. One of the best bourbon-sherried malts in this price range. Just wonder what this one could be in 46 %, un-chillfiltered and natural color?

27th August 2014

Student Abroad (of Scotch)

By far one of my favorite go-tos when in Scotland. I appreciate the medium bodied maltiness, a warm and inviting friend with plenty of characteristic caramel, but the right balance, which makes it easy to enjoy anytime. I can't wait to have it shipped back to the US...

14th August 2014


lovely toffee nose, new to Scotch but will come back to this as a staple no doubr

12th August 2014

Best Value Single Malt from Scotland

With superb quality akin to sherry cask Scots malts such as Glenfarclas or Dalmore this is my 'house whisky' of choice. Just ordered 6 bottles. That way the rest of my Aberlour 12 stands a chance of lasting a while longer. For smoke, I go to Ardbeg or Lagavulin ( alas the Bowmore Mariner has all gone ) but for sherry cask this excellently priced treat just can't be beat for the price.

4th August 2014

mr k c s hicks

An ideal initiation malt due to lack of after burn and one which is difficult to better-hooked.

4th July 2014

Simply Great

This is simply one of the best single malts for the money. I can't really fault this for £23 so it gets a 9/10 from me.

28th June 2014

Nothing Not To Like

A very good classic Speysider.Good value,good quality and well made. What more do you want at this price.A great allrounder.

20th June 2014

A reliable favourite

A good, solid go-to single malt - smooth, fruity and quite rich, and excellent value. And it introduced me to the wider Arberlour range, for which I will be forever grateful.

5th June 2014

Pleasant entry level Speyside

This is a very pleasant whisky, and has been a staple for me in the past. I recommend it especially to whisky beginners. However it has become a little boring for me now. Doesn't quite have the character of BenRiach 12 which is a similar price. Nevertheless one can't argue it's good value for money.

5th June 2014

Good value but insubstantial

For the price I paid I'm happy but its a bit safe. Nice dried fruit flavours but after a few drams you realise thats all folks. My second bottle into my journey of beginners whisky discovery after famous grouse(ok ok you have to start somewhere) and I think I'll be trying something like Laphroaig or Talisker next for some contrast and more adventurous flavours. welcome!

16th May 2014

Great Value.

Wonderful Whisky for the price.

1st May 2014

Sherry Sherry Sherry Banana

That's what this tastes like, why do distillers increasingly make all their malts taste like sherry, if I wanted Bristol Cream I would go and buy some! Maybe the fire peat and smoke old whisky taste is too much for the international crowd this whisky is aimed at. Pernod Ricard aim mostly to sell in France and Asia, and they cater to them.

30th April 2014


Sorry to state the obvious, but re: the reviewer below - they did tell you something about the dram - It tastes of synthetic banana! Too bad if your taste receptor proteome is different and can't detect it.

20th April 2014

Good Value

I find the 10 year old to be a little bland. Though, I have been drinking the 16 and 18 which are both supreme malts, so I may just be comparing. I would recommend the 12 over this.

17th April 2014

review by the chaps.

What on earth is meant by ' something akin to synthetic banana?!! Just what is a synthetic banana? Why can't reviewers stay grounded in reality? Tell me something about the whisky, for --- sake!

23rd March 2014

spice and sherry

with nice nutty notes and mellow sweetness. a must try for any whisky drinker.

17th March 2014

Can't find it

This is my favorite scotch. But alas o cam't find it in the US southeast. I have one bottle that i have hidden away a bottle for years and i am saving it for a special occasion. So smooth without the after bite that is get from other scotch.

2nd March 2014

24 pound for this?

Candied peel nose and a nuttiness, is it almond or maybe toasted hazelnut? Plate is caramel with added spice, finish is almost Xmas cakey. Perhaps I am overly fond of this as it was my gateway into single malt whisky but I feel at this price it's incredible value.

10th February 2014

powerful taste

Good , powerful

29th January 2014


value and taste make it one of must have collection position. not like 12yrs but still amazing.

6th January 2014

Best neat.

Water ruins this one but neat it is pretty good.

5th January 2014

Unrefined but excellent value

Generous nose, spiced fruits and vanilla. Sharp on the palate, honey, vanilla, nutmeg and lactone. Medium finish, nicely winding down with notes from the sherry and bourbon casking. Better than many a dram twice it's price!

2nd January 2014

Aberlour 10 year

Harsh. Silent but violent although great value for money!

19th December 2013


Very rich and mature for 10 years old. What seems to be important - very good value for money. After trying second time - impressions the same.

19th December 2013


This 10 Year old Aberlour is my favourite Scotch. As a young builder I noticed that one of our customers who was a retired pilot kept cases of the stuff in his kitchen. I bought a bottle shortly afterwards and have been hooked ever since. I cannot get on with Islay whiskies or some of the other expensive malts but just love Aberlour.

10th December 2013


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

Ed Oliveros

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.

23rd 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

Favourite 10yr old...

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


I'll give it three stars. Perhaps the next bottle might get 4.

21st October 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

Millenium offer

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!
Bruce Andersen

2nd September 2013

Lovely spice

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

Geezer Boy

How could one find fault with this?
Absolutely delicious

26th May 2013

The Old Funker

Came back for more. Becoming a favourite.

7th May 2013

Great Value

For the money it has to be five star. Try it and see.

1st May 2013

Easy to drink

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

The Old Funker

I love this because the taste is right, and the price is right for a whiskey of this grade

25th January 2013

Nice dram, but not as good as Dalmore, The Irishman or Highland Park...

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

gorgious taste

lovely whisky on of the best i have ever tasted

25th December 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


...stuff to be 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

Paisley Buddy

A dram to enjoy at any time

29th August 2012

Young but nice.

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

Worst i've tasted.

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

I'm missing something

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

Not as good as I expected

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

Nailed the banana

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

Lovely whisky, great price.

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

Bang for your buck malt whisky

Exceptionally young, but delivers a punch line. For a 10 YO, it displays depth, complexity and character. Great value too.

22nd April 2012

Does what it says on the tin!!

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


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


Lovely with a small cube of ice

22nd November 2011

Big B

As and everyday drink nothing beats it straight up no need for water or ice this has a perfect balance.

25th September 2011

Good one

The sherry and bourbon play well together. Enjoyable, but the finish is bit short. Still, excellent value for money.

28th August 2011


Just had half a bottle absolutley fantasic drink. Smooth and encouraging.
great value Malt one of my favorites. :D

18th June 2011

Aberlour 10 years

An abshoolootly shwell drop of necta'if I don't shay sho myshelf. Sean Conerry.

2nd November 2010

For the money...

This is about the best you can get at this age or price, smooth but complex.

17th September 2010

For the money......

Absolutely stunning, beware this one is rich, but very nice

15th September 2010

Beautiful malt

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

Mr Tipsy

V good

23rd December 2009

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