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Aberlour

Aberlour
18 Year Old Double Cask Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky

Category: Speyside Single Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 43%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$124

Aberlour
18 Year Old Double Cask Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky

Category: Speyside Single Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 43%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of apricot and manuka honey, apple fritter, nutmeg, and dark roasted malt, raisins, and banana bread with vanilla cream cheese frosting with a round, bone-dry medium-to-full body and a long finish revealing notes of rich and malty with waves of honey roasted nuts and orchard fruit, flowers and gingersnaps, leather, sweetened black tea, and and tobacco leaf. A gracefully aged Speyside Single Malt demonstrating both youthful fruit and a touch of rancio.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: apricot and manuka honey, apple fritter, nutmeg, and dark roasted malt, raisins, and banana bread with vanilla cream cheese frosting
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of rich and malty with waves of honey roasted nuts and orchard fruit, flowers and gingersnaps, leather, sweetened black tea, and and tobacco leaf
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Rusty Nail, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A gracefully aged Speyside Single Malt demonstrating both youthful fruit and a touch of rancio.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
250 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10177
USA
1 914-848-4800

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Speyside Single Malt Scotch

Spirits Glass Glencairn Scotch Copper.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass
Speyside refers whisky made by the 50+ distilleries near the river Spey in the Scottish highlands. These distilleries are noted for their use of refilled, ex-Sherry casks in the maturation of their whiskies. The Sherry casks imparts telltale fruit and nut tones to the final whisky.