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