Whisky Review: Aberfeldy 1999 Vintage Cask #5
Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery
Bottling: Official – John Dewar & Sons/Bacardi Ltd.
Cost: £150 Distillery Exclusive
What they say:
Cask #5 distilled 1999 was the winner of the Scottish Field Summer Whisky Challenge, and went on to win Silver overall in its category in the Grand Final. It has been matured in an Oloroso Sherry Butt since 1999, creating an intensely spicy and fruity dram.
Spicy, hot ginger on the nose, cinnamon and creamy vanilla, with sticky salted caramel
Bitter/Richness, bitter and fruity dark chocolate, stewed plums, and tobacco leaf
Fruity, raisins, sultanas, mixed peel, dried orange slices and rich Muscovado sugar
What I say:
Sampled during the #HomeofDewars Tweet tasting held on 22nd November 2017.
Bronze and burnished copper (13/20) medium-fine tears and fine legs
Cherry cola, red cola, kola kubes, fermented ginger, cinnamon, milk chocolate, spiced caramel latte, toffee, malt and honey, fruitcake, marzipan, nutty, maltloaf, gingerbread, raisins
Spiced gingerbread latte, chilli jam, soreen (maltloaf), dried fruits, raisin, Morello cherry, prune, cherry cola, fruitcake, brandy snaps, with water; liquid chocolate
Long, dried fruit and spices, fruit and nut chocolate bars, gingerbread, drying with a touch of honey
Awesome! An excellent example of Aberfeldy working well in an Oloroso sherry cask!
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