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Aberfeldy 40 Year Old 1978 Cask #5029 Review

Aberfeldy 40 Year Old 1978 Cask #5029 Aberfeldy distillery have launched a new 40 year old whisky in the best way i have ever seen, they have released it as a series of three single casks available to bottle yourself at the distillery.

For a mere £2500 (yes i know that isn't a small amount of cash) but there are very few, if any, whiskies of this age available in this way and i am sure there will be a lot of people wanting this bottle, i hope they will be purchased for drinking not collecting.

There are some utterly delicious notes in here, along with some aged woody notes are always the sign of well aged whiskies like this and the spice keeps your attention right through.

I could happily sip on a dram or three of these occasionally but i will need that lotto win first.

Available to bottle yourself at the distillery or order online from the Aberfeldy Online Store

Thanks to Aberfeldy and Great Drams for inclusion on this Twitter Tasting.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

First up is some delicious beeswax floor polish notes, plum peel, really rather gentle, fruit salad, dusty mahogany furniture, orange oil again (that runs right through the range), milky creamy coffee notes, a spike of ground ginger and white pepper spice also.

Palate

Gentle, some woody notes (more mahogany table than old driftwood) and with woody spices of cinnamon and nutmeg rolling onto the tongue, a dry cigar draw from a maduro wrapped cuban cigar, milky coffee notes, some of that orange oil and gentle

Finish

Raw chilli spice heat on the tongue, mahogany wood and more of that orange and milky coffee notes.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Aberfeldy 40 Year Old 1978 Cask #5029
Age: 40
ABV: 50.10
Distiller: Aberfeldy
Bottler: Aberfeldy
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 07/11/2019 by Tom



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