A good deal of Aberlour's whisky goes to France and many expressions are exclusive to our lucky Gallic cousins. Aberlour's whiskies tend towards the nutty and sherried end of the Speyside spectrum and this beauty is no exception, being matured in first-fill sherry casks and unspecified oak casks, giving it a rich depth as well as "the fruitiness and spiciness".
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: The nose is a sherried delight, as crisp and clean as a Jerez dress on washing day. Seville gets a look in through oranges, and juicy berries invite you in.
Palate: Full, rounded, juicy and balanced, with some honey and a delicate touch of spice filling out the fruity theme from the nose.
Finish: Gentle, rounded and unhurried. Perfectly weighted.
Retails for around £45