Aberlour

21 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 6
Click below to share this page

Specifications
Brand: Aberlour
Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sherry, oak, polished leather.
Palate: Firm, smooth, lightly creamy. Packed with lively flavours: malt, cookies, fruit, mint.
Finish: Spicy, rooty, dry, very long.
Comment: Great to see this once-reticent distillery releasing some really expressive bottlings.
8.0
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A first class aroma of honey and sliced almonds. Very sweet for the age with the oak being surprisingly subdued, perhaps by the delicate sherry/apricot fruitiness.
Palate: Much drier from the start with the oak steaming in. Fills out in mouth well, with an almost metallic hardness to the malt-honey sweetness, softened only by an oily tang.
Finish: Very hard and quite grainy with the malt lengthening out. Perhaps just slightly off key.
Comment: 11 years ago I tasted some 10 Years Old Aberlour and wasn't too impressed. It has matured through well but not all the kinks have been ironed out, especially towards the finish.
7.0
Visit the distillery
Aberlour Distillery, High Street, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Don’t have an account? Sign up here:
Create and view your own tasting notes and scores for individual whiskies.

  • Create your own Wish List
  • Create your own Collections
  • Write your own tasting notes for each bottle
  • Score whiskies creating a unique community score where whiskies are rated taking the average from every Whsiky Magazine member

If you like this, try these...