Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me.
Sweet – vanilla and caramel. But there’s also lots of malt on this one and a bit of oak. Finally a good dose of sherry and fruit – raisins and blackcurrants and even a touch of citrus.
Again that vanilla and fruit (raisins and blackcurrants). Very sweet to start but after awhile the oak comes through adding a little bitterness and some mild spice.
Nutty and drying then sweet with fruit and honey.
Often described as an entry level whisky this is certainly a good starting point for those new to single malts and it’s a good solid Speyside. Sweet with lots of fruit but a touch of oak and spice to temper that. You can pick this up in the region of £25 – £30 usually, sometimes even less if it’s on offer. At that price I really can’t fault it and if you want something easy to drink and sweet, but with a touch more complexity than your basic Bourbon’s at the same price than you can’t go wrong with this.
Taken from Master of Malt Website as there aren’t any notes for the 10 year on the Aberlour website itself.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Sweet and full. Sherried raisins, hints of toffee and a pleasant nuttiness.
Palate: Quite full-bodied, spicy rich fruitcake, toffee notes and a creamy malty-feel and the vaguest whisper of something akin to synthetic banana.
Finish: Caramel and honey, the malt still evident and the sweet spices still linger.
Overall: Lovely and rich.