Review: Aberlour 18 Years Old 1994 – Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Aberlour Distillery

Bottling: Carn Mor (Morrison & Mackay)

ABV: 46%

Cost: £15 for 20cl

Score: 85/100

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What they say:

An 18 year old Speyside whisky from Aberlour distillery. Bottled in 2013 by Carn Mor, this is a release of just 406 bottles taken from 2 hogsheads.

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.

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What I say:

An 18 year old Aberlour expression distilled in 1994 and bottled in 2012.

Colour:

Antique 24 carat gold, medium tears/heavy trails

Nose:

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

Taste:

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

Finish:

Long, sweet honeyed apple and caramel oak

Overall:

A classic, apple-filled Aberlour, sweet and fruity with a little crisp green apple acidity, quite fresh/refreshing for 18 year old whisky.