Review: Aberfeldy 20 Years Old 1994 Cask 6978
Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery
Bottling: Distillery Only Bottle-Your-Own
Cost: £80 for 70cl
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)
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.