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Aberlour 15yo--Sherry Finish

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Aberlour 15yo--Sherry Finish

Postby patrick dicaprio » Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:43 am

just cracked a fresh bottle and thought i would share my notes:

Aberlour-15 yo Sherry Wood Finish Score 8.5

Spicy and sweet--wonderfully complex and layered--one right after the other. Definite floweriness (roses?) and citrus.Many flavors are well mingled--oranges with spiciness, creamy body and slightly oily on the tongue. Medium in length--spicy and tingling with the citrus remaining.

Overall--Surprisingly it is not overpoweringly sherried. Predominantly flowery and orangey. Very nice whisky and just short of greatness.
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Postby Admiral » Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:16 am

Is this 15yo an OB?

I have the 15yo OB, but there's no mention of sherry finish on the packaging.

Are there now two 15yo's on the market?

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Postby rthomson » Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:20 am

There is an OB Aberlour 15 yo sherry finish, though I haven't had a chance to try it yet. The website said it's currently available only in the UK, US and Canada. Here are the tasting notes from their website:

Matured first in bourbon and sherry casks, then finished in selected sherry butts, this is an elegant single malt of enormous charm.

Colour
Golden amber.

Nose
A confection of marzipan and the alluring fragrance of geraniums, with hints of sherry and orange blossom, and a light smokiness.

Taste
Soft and spicy with a lightly toasted oaky flavour, overlaid with a sherry-sweet nuttiness mixed with ripe apricots and toffee that shamelessly seduces the palate.


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Postby patrick dicaprio » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:27 pm

Admiral wrote:Is this 15yo an OB?

I have the 15yo OB, but there's no mention of sherry finish on the packaging.

Are there now two 15yo's on the market?

Admiral


the bottle i have is an OB and it says sherry wood finish on the label. i guess they must have more than one 15 yo.

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:24 am

CI did you purchase a Warehouse No. 1 sample? I did and chose the sherry cask over the bourbon. I've not yet opened it and it sits next to my a'bunadh Sterling Silver label and my Aberlour 1976. 8)
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