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ABERLOUR 19 ans First Fill Sherry Cask - 60th Anniversary LMDW 53,6%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 51745
The family motto of James Fleming, who founded Aberlour in 1879, was “Let the deed show” or, in other words, let Aberlour’s whiskies speak for themselves. And this version offers a perfect example of it, in that it so beautifully demonstrates, if there were any need, how ageing in sherry casks fits this famous Speyside single malt like a glove. Even better, it takes us on a complex, whirlwind journey, full of subtle nuances, to Jerez de la Frontera.
Profile: Creamy, delicately woody and floral, the nose becomes chocolatey, fruity (figs) and spicy (ginger). The palate is rich, fruity (black cherries) and herbaceous (vervain). The finish is mineral with notes of vanilla.
Limited edition of 402 bottles
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- Appearance : topaz with glints of copper.
- Nose : simultaneously firm and unctuous. Fruity (prune, date), delicately woody (oak, toffee) and floral (geranium), the initial nose is particularly well-balanced. The more it breathes, the more the sherry’s influence is apparent. This is given perfect expression with notes of dark chocolate, figs, cherries in brandy, tobacco and spices (ginger, coriander). Its remarkable freshness is matched by its complexity.
- Palate : dense, rich. The flavours develop at a firm, steady pace. Gooseberries, tapenade, leather, citrus fruit zest, hints of lime blossom and black cherries, accompanied by crisp, juicy fruit (pear, peach) are the main notes which contribute to creating a very pleasant feeling of serenity.
- Overall : long, rather lively. Firmly rooted in Andalusian soil, it carries us to the cellars of a bodega in Jerez de la Frontera to inhale the wonderful Oloroso aromas. Dry (date, fig), it is also delicately woody. Packed with flavour, the retro-nasal olfaction is juicy with notes of vanilla, gradually becoming more mineral (pencil lead). The empty glass is a mixture of notes of sweet liquorice, charred wood and exotic fruit (banana).
- 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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