Aberlour 12 Year Old
The fantastic and always popular Aberlour 12 Year Old, matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks, now bottled at 40% abv.
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Delicate at first, but watch out!
which means I am also unsure what to think....yet! no question that it is quality stuff and is unique. the problem is I was expecting not just balance and a spectrum of flavors (all there), I am missing an expected (unfairly?) ummph....I was hoping for a heavier content
probably not fair that I looked into this after having had the cask strength release last week.....don't get me wrong, but this is a lovely dram. but I bet the 86 proof version was much better or....what I was really looking for
4th January 2015
This one will surprise you. Pleasant summery nose of grass and heather. The first sip may seem somewhat inconsequential (40% abv will do that) but once you let it open up, there are a ton of flavors vying for your rapt attention. Dried fruits, apricot and pear, leather, and lots of baking spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, along with hazelnut and almond sweetness. Incredibly smooth finish. Found it for less than $40US in Illinois and I think it's a steal. Merry Christmas to me!
12th December 2014
The nose reveals ripe fruit and autumn leaves, moist pudding layered with jam, and … Leo Cohen’s voice, saying it’s Closing Time and you should have another. Mouth is tannic, blackcurrants and nutmeg.
26th November 2014
I'm more of an Islay fan than Speyside but thought I'd try the Aberlour. Strikes me as a touch bitter without being interesting in its bitterness. Just had it last night over ice, and my last bottle was an Ardbeg 10, so may just be a transition issue.