Tasting notes: Aberlour 18 year old

Aberlour 18

The Aberlour 18 year old has been introduced in 2008, before that it was only available for the French market. Today it is still part of AberlourÂŽs core range and won several awards. It’s been a while since I had tasted it and was wondering if I would find it still as good as I used to.

This Aberlour has matured in ex bourbon casks and in Oloroso sherry casks and is bottled at 43% ABV.

Aberlour 18 year old tasting notes:

Nose: Hmm, very creamy and buttery. Dark and red fruit. Raisins. Followed by oranges and a hint of lemon. This adds some freshness to the nose. Also a hint of beeswax and caramel. All very nice. If you put it aside for a few minutes honey appears and a lot of it, but not too much. The creaminess dissapears.

Taste: Less creamy than the nose. Less fruity too, but they are still here. Raisins. Oak. Then it ends with spices and it is a little bitter too, but still pleasant. The taste is a little bit flat, almost watery.

Finish: Mid-long with spices and dark chocolate.

I like how the flavour profile changes from the nose to the finish. It starts fruity and this changes slowly to spicy. However, the taste stays a bit behind with the nose. It is somewhat flat and watery, but it is still a fine whisky.

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