The Perfect Fifth

Aberlour 1989 30 Years Old

ABV 51.5%
REVIEWED Issue 182
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Specifications
Brand: The Perfect Fifth
Expression: Aberlour 1989 30 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 51.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Very open and fresh, with a fresh fruit salad, placed on top of a bowl of hot milky porridge, drizzled in manuka honey. There’s a hint of anise creeping in too.
Palate: Still chock full of fruit, with the addition of mango chunks, orange marmalade and some cinnamon spice. Rounds out with more honey and a light freshness.
Finish: Long, with Burt’s Bees lip balm. Bright, fresh fruit salad rounds out the finish.
Comment: Open and offered plenty of complexity. Really beautifully done.
8.7
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Violin rosin, tropical fruit juice, furniture polish, orange zest oils, bergamot, cinnamon stick, and thyme. There’s some sweet biscuit notes, with blossom honey and white grape.
Palate: Medium bodied. Lovely sweet stewed apple and pear notes, with caramel-dipped peaches and cassis. Gentle tannins and then candied orange, with a touch of ginger.
Finish: Medium, with emphasis on the orange and polish notes.
Comment: A mature Speysider with an easygoing nature that belies the ABV.
8.2
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