Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy 1999 vintage Cask #5 56.5% (Dewars)

Whisky Review: Aberfeldy 1999 Vintage Cask #5

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery

Bottling: Official – John Dewar & Sons/Bacardi Ltd.

ABV: 56.5%

Cost: £150 Distillery Exclusive

Aberfeldy SC 1999

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.

Nose:

Spicy, hot ginger on the nose, cinnamon and creamy vanilla, with sticky salted caramel

Taste:

Bitter/Richness, bitter and fruity dark chocolate, stewed plums, and tobacco leaf

Finish:

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.

Appearance:

Bronze and burnished copper (13/20) medium-fine tears and fine legs

Nose:

Cherry cola, red cola, kola kubes, fermented ginger, cinnamon, milk chocolate, spiced caramel latte, toffee, malt and honey, fruitcake, marzipan, nutty, maltloaf, gingerbread, raisins

Taste:

Spiced gingerbread latte, chilli jam, soreen (maltloaf), dried fruits, raisin, Morello cherry, prune, cherry cola, fruitcake, brandy snaps, with water; liquid chocolate

Finish:

Long, dried fruit and spices, fruit and nut chocolate bars, gingerbread, drying with a touch of honey

Overall:

Awesome! An excellent example of Aberfeldy working well in an Oloroso sherry cask!

Score: 91/100

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