Aberlour 18 Years Old 1994 Vintage Collection (46%, Càrn Mòr, HH #4413, 720 Bottles, 2012)
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Aberlour Distillery
- Bottling: Carn Mor (Morrison & Mackay)
- ABV: 46%
- Cost: £15 for 20cl
- Score: 85/100
What they say:
An 18 year old Speyside whisky from Aberlour distillery. Bottled in 2012 by Carn Mor, this is a release of 720 bottles taken from hogshead 4413.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Rich oats, fresh red berries and red apple peel.
Palate: Sweet grapefruit notes with cocktail cherries and toffee.
Finish: Fresh, juicy and delicious.
What I say:
An 18 year old Aberlour expression distilled in 1994 and bottled in 2012.
Antique 24 carat gold, medium tears/heavy trails
Apple chewits sweeties, fizzy apple juice, apple sherbet, cereal barley, heather honey, floral apple blossom, mid sweet and fruity, musty oak wood, toffee apple and vanilla custard
Baked apples with cinnamon spice and vanilla custard, apple barley sugar, honey coated apple, cereal barley malt, gristy, smooth, creamy with sour apple juice/acidic fruit
Long, sweet honeyed apple and caramel oak
A classic, apple-filled Aberlour, sweet and fruity with a little crisp green apple acidity, quite fresh/refreshing for 18 year old whisky.