Aberlour distillery was founded over 180 years ago in the heart of Speyside region and now owned by Pernod Ricard.
Aberlour 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured for at least 12 years in two types of casks: sherry and bourbon, and then “married” together before bottling. Bottled at 43% alc/vol.
Wine Enthusiast – 94 points.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge – 91 points.
NOSE: Clover honey, fruit, hints of sherry.
PALATE: Velvety, with the notes of fruit, spice, toasted grain, and wood.
FINISH: Short, slightly sweet, with a hint of spice.
Note: This bottling of Aberlour is a great introduction to this distillery, and is a great sherried whisky, a more affordable alternative to Macallan 12!