Aberlour 9 Years Old Batch 7

1. What they say

This right here is the seventh batch of single malt from the Aberlour distillery to be independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! We’re no none the wiser as to why the chap in the top room of Aberlour’s Mash Tun hotel looks so scared. Will we ever know? It’s a question for the ages… While we ponder it, how about we enjoy some tasty Speyside single malt!?

Batch 7 is a release of 3,421 bottles.

2. Official tasting notes

  • Nose: Vanilla-rich malt with brown sugar and green apple freshness. A hint of cut grass, too.
  • Palate: Milk chocolate, sultana and grist. A hint of peaches in syrup underneath.
  • Finish: Fresh citrus peels and a hint of almond.

3. Details

  • ABV 49.6%
  • Age 9 Years Old
  • Bottler That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Bottling Batch 7
  • Cask Undisclosed
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £75
  • Origin Aberlour Distillery
  • Region Speyside, Scotland
  • Released 2018

4. What I say

An independently bottled Aberlour from That Boutique-Y whisky Company. I remember buying Batch 1 a long time ago as it was hard to come by Aberlour bottled independently at the time. This is Batch 7 and like similar recent TBWC batches carries the 9 year age statement and is likely a vatting of a parcel of casks as it produced over 3,000 500ml bottles, from the colour I’m guessing refill Bourbon matured?

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Colour White wine gold (5/20) numerous, medium-fine tears and legs.
  • Nose Sweet apples, calvados, apple pie, apple strudel, soft cereals and sugars, grassy hay, some honey and floral apple blossom.
  • Taste Soft sugary and fruity, medium-light bodied, honey, apple, coconut, toasted oak and vanilla, malty barley, some pear and lemon citrus too.
  • Finish Medium-long, drying oak wood, apples, soft black pepper, slightly vaporous but remains sweet.

6. Overall

Typical Aberlour, punchy fresh apples and pears, soft cereals and some woody oak, what more could you want?

7. Score 83/100

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