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Postby laphroaig10_65 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:09 pm

Does anyone know the years of ageing of Aberlour A'Bunadh?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:21 pm

Jackson says a vatting of casks "from less than ten to more than fifteen years" old. That really pins it down, doesn't it? I imagine it will vary from batch to batch, depending on what they have. Not putting an age statement on it gives them flexibility. After all, it's what it tastes like that counts, isn't it?
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Postby laphroaig10_65 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:14 am

Thank you very much.
Of course, I agree with you; I've bought a bottle of batch n.8 and I'm hungry of information.
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Postby Lawrence » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:04 am

Yes, the NAS does give them some ability to work with what's available, also the whisky is non chill filtered and there is no caramel added and the make up of casks is between 80 to 100, all selected by hand (and nose). I'm surprised one of the other companies has not copied the practice of announcing a 'batch'.
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Postby lbacha » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:16 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:Jackson says a vatting of casks "from less than ten to more than fifteen years" old. That really pins it down, doesn't it? I imagine it will vary from batch to batch, depending on what they have. Not putting an age statement on it gives them flexibility. After all, it's what it tastes like that counts, isn't it?


Does this mean he doesn't know because "less than ten" can be as low as 3yr and "more than fifteen" can go on to infinite. So if we substitute numbers for words it would be like:

3 to 50 years
9 to 20 years
5 to 150 years

All we know is the youngest can be older than ten and the oldest can be younger than fifteen.

Or is the ten and fifteen just switched which makes more sense.

By the way I'm bored right now and putting way to much thought into this.

Ha Ha Ha

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Postby TheLaddie » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:19 am

lbacha wrote:3 to 50 years
9 to 20 years
5 to 150 years


The distillery was founded in it's current form in 1879 (a distillery bearing the name Aberlour was founded on a different site in 1826 and destroyed by fire in 1879) so your third option is, I'm afraid, technically impossible. Any malt containing Aberlour older than 128 years old would strictly be a vatted, rather than a single, malt. :wink:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:26 am

Mr Picky commends you, sir!
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