ABERLOUR 18 YEAR OLD 43%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 14509
A charming 18 year old single malt which has clearly used its time wisely in sherry casks. Impeccably balanced and warming, perfect for enjoying in a big leather armchair by the fireplace, surrounded by old books.
AwardsSilver Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 95/100 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013 Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011
- Appearance : deep copper.
- Nose : full-bodied, silky. Notes of coffee and forest floor build towards dark chocolate and liquorice. Walnut, almond and fig follow. Candied fruits emerge from the depths of the glass with a touch of Espelette peppers.
- Palate : generous and rich. Rum baba and chocolate eclairs with fresh cream. The mid-palate reveals assorted spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, star anise. Wood polish and wax, a comforting autumnal note with raisins, prunes and black liquorice followed by a welcome touch of salinity.
- 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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