Connoisseurs Choice



ABV 40%
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Brand: Aberfeldy, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice
Expression: 1978
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 1998
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Stupendous aroma: a posy of lilacs and blue bells which is heady and rich.
Palate: Drier than the nose suggests with an early arrival of firm oak. Sweetens as the malt arrives.
Finish: Decent bitter-sweet balance which perhaps levels out on the former but always with a barley-sugar undercurrent.
Comment: Held its age well and another gem for the sweet-toothed. Excellent.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Still very fresh, but drier, with a touch more smokiness, and no obvious sherry.
Palate: Oilier. Very tangerine-like. Sweeter. Scenty. More complex.
Finish: Attractively appetising late echo of peat smoke.
Comment: Delicate but not bland. Real subtlety. Very mature, but not a hint of wood. A Highlander, but blindfold I would have placed it as a Speysider.
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Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy, Perth & Kinross, Highland, Scotland
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