Whisky Review: Aberfeldy 2001 Vintage Cask #21444
Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Aberfeldy Distillery
Bottling: Official – John Dewar & Sons/Bacardi Ltd.
Cost: £100 Distillery Exclusive
What they say:
Cask #12444 distilled 2001 and matured in a refill Bourbon barrel. Sweet and fruity with a good punch of spice, this shows great balance between distillery character and time in oak.
Wood spice, rich woody spice with vanilla, nutmeg and a touch of cayenne pepper
Fruity, dried orange slices studded with cloves, stewed cooking apples & sultanas
Pudding, white chocolate, golden syrup sponge, and vanilla custard.
What I say:
Sampled during the #HomeofDewars Tweet tasting held on 22nd November 2017.
Light gold (6/20)
oodles of vanilla, green banana & coconut, gristy malt, lemon puff biscuit & green leaf tea, pistachio and cardamom kulfi, mace, cinnamon and nutmeg spices
Warming spiced caramel, vanilla, honey, baked apple, pistachio and cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, creamier with water, spice subsides, lots more of the 12yo character comes out.
Medium-long spiced and drying becomes a little vaporous but still that touch of sweet honey
Sweet and spiced, powerful at CS and hides a lot of the more pleasant aspects so don’t be afraid to dilute with a little drop of water.
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