Aberfeldy 20 Years Old 1994/2014 (56.9%, OB, Sherry Cask #6978, Handfill)

Review: Aberfeldy 20 Years Old 1994 Cask 6978

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery

Bottling: Distillery Only Bottle-Your-Own

ABV: 56.9%

Cost: £80 for 70cl

Score: 84/100

Aberfeldy BYO

What they say:

Distillery exclusive bottle-your-own Cask 6978 was laid down in 1994, this sample was taken in 2014 (hence ~ 20 years old)

Aberfeldy Cask 6978

What I say:

Many thanks to Tom of Toms Whisky Reviews for the sample from this bottle-your-own/distillery exclusive expression from Aberfeldy.


Dark copper brown (15/20), medium-large droplet tears with medium trails


Cinnamon Danish and apple strudel pastries, floral and fragrant, toffee, oak wood, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg, cereal barley malt, spicy then sweet, malted milk biscuits


Initially spicy cinnamon bubblegum, then rich, sweet and malty, almost savoury, molasses, treacle-like, treacle toffee, parkin cake, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, with water become more like spiced butterscotch toffee


Long, treacle, sticky and cloying sweetness, oak wood and crème brulee topping (caramelised sugars)


A delicious single cask expression with a real toffee-d nature. Lots of nice woody and herbal spices in here like a good gingerbread or parkin cake mix with the treacle influence.

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