Aberlour Tweet Tasting

Another Tweet Tasting by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and another set of cracking whiskies.

This was a little while ago but I had a child related disaster part way through as my youngest decided it was an appropriate time to encouter the winter vomiting bug. However i have since caught up and went through these drams. The 18 is the standout for me and i will be picking one up very soon.

Aberlour 12 Year old Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured

One that I have had before and I'm very keen on this lovely dram works well and I will happily have a bottle in my drinking cabinet, lots of typical sherried goodness in this dram.

Aailable to Buy from Master of Malt and other good whisky specialists

Bottle Name Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured
Bottler Aberlour
Distiller Aberlour
Age* 12
ABV 43%
Nose initially some nuts, crushed almonds specifically, dried fruit and christmas cake, Dundee Cake ( i love dundee cake ) sweet sherry, lovely nose
Taste dried fruit, nuts and a little chocolate, like a dark chocolate fruit and nut bar.
Finish smooth and sweet, lasting nut flavour

Aberlour 16 year OldAberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured

A more refined and graceful version of the 12 Year Old this really does take on what the 12 has done and add a huge chunk more settled yumminess to it.

Again you can easily pick one up from Master of Malt and some other whisky specialists

Bottle Name Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured
Bottler Aberlour
Distiller Aberlour
Age* 16
ABV 40%

sweet orange/clementine with mr kipling apple pies and a hint of undercooked dough something a touch tingly in there too, not quite spicy but heading that way like a small amount of nutmeg

Taste lindt dark chocolate and chili with mixed nuts and a some bitter fruits in the background
Finish long lingering tangtastics and dried fruit

ABerlour 18 Aberlour 18 Year Old

My favourite of the selection of Aberlour drams that we tried, with huge hits of tinned fruit salad and fresh fruit this really works well for me and has made it's way onto my need to buy list.

If it's on yours why not try Master Of Malt who will hopefully get some stock back in soon

Bottle Name Aberlour 18 Year Old
Bottler Aberlour
Distiller Aberlour
Age* 18
ABV 43%
Nose Oooooooo the nose on here is a real fruit salad fest, it's tinned and fresh fruit salad with cherries, pears, apples and lots more in syrup with honeydew melon & kiwi fruit with hints of orange furniture polish
Taste tangy with fresh fruit and tinned fruit salad, i love this.
Finish Sweet & syrupy.

Aberlour a'bunadh Batch 45Aberlour a'bunadh Batch 45

This non age statement cask strength dram is on batch 45 and weighs in at an almight 60.2% ABV, it's a cracker of a dram and although i believe Batch 45 will have sold out in many places you can get batch 46 or later which will all have these wonderful sherried notes and be just as excellent on the bang for your buck scale.

Bottle Name Aberlour a'bunadh Batch 45
Bottler Aberlour
Distiller Aberlour
Age* NAS
ABV 60.2%

I absolutely love the nose on this it's fresh prunes and fresh plums with dried fruits and touches of demerera sugar and some fruit cake with some fresh pine needles and sour dough

Taste fruity dried fruits especially with a little rubber that really works in this for me and lots of melon and raisin and plum
Finish fresh fruit salad & demerera sugar

ABerlour 12 NCF Aberlour 12 Year Old (Non Chill Filtered)

A fantastic new addition to the range which sees the 12 year old without the chill filtration and at a higher ABV.

Keep and eye out for this one and make sure you grab some to try.

Bottle Name Aberlour 12 Year Old (Non Chill Filtered)
Bottler Aberlour
Distiller Aberlour
Age* 12
ABV 48%
Nose there are some lovely fresh notes of melon with raisin & sultana with a hint of furniture polish that gives it real balance, i love this.
Taste Super sweet and fresh with lots of sugar and sweet fruit, i'm really loving this.
Finish sweet fresh fruit & edges of raisin and prune.