Deep in the heart of Speyside, lies the Aberlour Distillery. Founded over 130 years ago by James Fleming, they now produce a wide range of aged whiskies from 10-18 years old, plus a unique cask strength version aged exclusively in Oloroso ex-sherry casks. We here at Good Spirits News received a bottle of their single malt double cask 12, which is aged separately in both used sherry and used bourbon barrels and then blended. As with most Highland whiskies, this one is remarkably smooth for a single malt, with just a hint of the tell-tale smoky peatedness.
Aberlour Double Cask 12 Year Old (86 proof)
Visual: Rich golden honey.
Nose: Delicate smoke with bright high notes.
Taste: Light toasted malt sweetness accented with the sherry cask notes. Some orange zest, dried currents and cinnamon towards the end.
Finish: Slowly fading sweetness with the just the slightest hint of smoke.
Overall: A very fine scotch that is well balanced between the oak and the sherry.
GSN Rating: A
For more information go to: Aberlour