Aberlour 10 Years Old
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.
Official tasting notes:
- 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
The Whiskyphiles tasting notes:
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.
- ABV 40%
- Age 10 Years Old
- Bottler Official
- Bottling Core range
- Cask Bourbon & Sherry
- Category Single malt scotch whisky
- Cost £25
- Origin Aberlour distillery
- Region Speyside
- Released 2010
- Vintage Undeclared
- 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
- Overall 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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Thanks for sharing, sounds tempting!
This was my first proper scotch I had at University. It always brings back fond memories. – Dan (whiskytimes)
Cheers Dan, This one is a favourite of mine too. Can’t believe how inexpensive this can be and yet consistently so good!