ABERLOUR 18 YEAR OLD Set 2 Glasses 43%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 18126
This sherry cask single malt burgeons with different styles and sensations. Both confident and discreet, it has incredible charm. We can see ourselves enjoying this noble liqueur comfortably seated in a big leather armchair surrounded by old books.
- Appearance : coppery amber.
- Nose : full-bodied, silky. Coffee and mushroom (cep, bolete) notes glide into dark chocolate and liquorice. Shortly afterwards, dried fruit confirms its tertiary register (walnut, almond, fig). From the depths of its aromatic palette come Espelette peppers, while candied fruit (apple, plum) spreads across the sides of the glass.
- Palate : beautiful, full of self-confidence. Generous, it is beautifully evocative of chocolate eclairs. Some will prefer the accompanying rum baba. The mid-palate reveals numerous spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, star anise) that develop into notes of polish (varnish, wax). It then strides through more autumnal regions of raisin, prune, black liquorice and more saline notes.
- Overall : long, slightly tannic (grape skin), with a silky (white peach), apricot (stone) consistency. The spices diminish into powder: curry and ylang-ylang arrive to bring a hint of the exotic. The retronasal olfaction is malty and chocolatey and the empty glass very spicy (pepper, ginger, coriander).
- The brand
The charm of Aberlour is summed up in the magic of its setting, chosen long before distilleries were legal and probably going back to when only monks knew the secrets of distilling; in other words, to where Scotch whisky originated. Indeed, those long before us meticulously set up their stills here in order to take advantage of the spring water, filtered through the granite mass of Ben Rinnes. They then made the large Aberlour stills to capture the richest vapours of the distillate. It is also the heart of Speyside, where the rivers Spey and Lour converge; more than 1,400 years of rich history, illustrated beautifully by the mysterious stones of Fairy Hill. Find out more
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