10 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 28, Issue 73
Brand: Aberlour
Expression: 10 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Aberlour Distillery, High Street, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very distinctively nutty, with a touch of sherry.
Palate: Nutty maltiness. Unusually textured. Nougat-like. A hint of cherries. Beautifully balanced.
Finish: Long. Gentle but firm. Subtle spiciness. Nutmeg? Cinnamon?
Comment: Sophisticated but very approachable.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Quite light, slightly immature nose. There's (green) melon balls, ginger, a hint of cream, sultana and sherry.
Palate: The fruit cake/sherry begins to emerge but it's a bit thin and simple.
Finish: Slightly bitter.
Comment: Lacks integration with the wood. Like some middle-weight malts, it needs time to reach full maturity.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Rather blunt and thick. Chewy with alight touch of fig jam,black banana,malt. Slight sour note inthe background.
Palate: Seems fattened up. Toffee,red apple then cream sultana and a burnt note shifting towards treacle.Seems unbalanced.
Finish: Slightly bitter. Caramel.
Comment: The overall effect is a little forced as if it's trying to appear older than it actually is. A wee boy in his Dad's suit.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Malty and spiced. Quite powerful but with a delicate hint of almost mint toffee in the background. A slight citrus note too .
Palate: Caramel toffees with a spicy,pepper like dryness.Almost a nutmeg edge with that mint note as well.
Finish: Smooth and clean.
Comment: Would be something perfect as a pre dinner drink.
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