Aberlour 10

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me.

Colour:

Burnished Gold

Nose:

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.

Palate:

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.

Finish:

Nutty and drying then sweet with fruit and honey.

Overall:

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.

 

Notes:

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.

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