1988, Distiller's Selection

ABV 40%
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Brand: Aberlour
Expression: 1988, Distiller's Selection
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Oaky, nutty, fudgey.
Palate: Good depth of deliciously fresh, layered, malty, butterscotch flavours, developing to liquorice-toffee and anise.
Finish: Crystalised ginger. Warming.
Comment: An astonishingly malty whisky. For someone who wants to taste the eponymous ingredient, this shows it at its best.
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Light, malty and vaguely citric, the weight is supplied by some soft sherry tones spoiled slightly by a tad too much sulphur.
Palate: Immediate flavour explosion of quite fabulous sweet, buttery malt and richer sherry tones. Just a hint of smoke fills out the middle.
Finish: Caramel, sherry and liquorice make for a rich finish. The drier vanillins come in at the death.
Comment: To taste, this is a lively malt of pleasing depth. Only the nose somewhat spoils the show.
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Aberlour Distillery, High Street, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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