Review: Aberlour 10 year old

Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Aberlour Distillery

Bottling: Pernod Ricard

ABV: 40%

Cost: £24.19  from Master of Malt

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What they say:

A classic Speyside single malt, matured in a combination of oak ex-bourbon casks and ex-sherry butts for a minimum of 10 years. Welcoming, vibrant and rewarding.

Colour:

Gold

Nose:

The dry, fresh, fruity aromas of early autumn apples and pears are subtly enhanced with sweet notes of vanilla and mint toffee

Taste:

Exceptionally smooth and creamy, with spicy-sweet nutmeg and honey combining with the freshness of autumn fruits

Finish:

Long, soft and warming

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What I say:

This is the entry level expression from the Aberlour distillery in Speyside.  The distillery is located at the confluence of the rivers Lour and Spey and takes its name from the Gealic for ‘mouth of the chattering burn’. Aberlour draw from an exceptionally pure spring water source to create their whisky. This is represented by St. Drostans Well, pictured on the bottle, whose pure water inspired James Fleming to build his distillery here in 1879.

Colour:

Copper

Nose:

Sweet toffee, apple blossom, spearmint and a hint of vanilla

Taste:

Smooth honey and butterscotch with toffee and apples, slight cinnamon spice

Finish:

Long mildly pepper spice and warmth that rumbles on and on

Would I buy it again:

Wow! for an entry level expression this has it all, beautiful apple-fresh speyside spirit and lashings of bourbon and sherry influences create a real complex toffee monster. This is permanently part of my collection, on my 3rd or 4th bottle and I intend to keep buying another as soon as the last one is finished. A perfect example from one of my favourite distilleries

Score: 83/100

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