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Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

Aberlour

Aberlour 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Sophisticated but very approachable.

Aberlour 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
The overall effect is a little forced as if it's trying to appear older than it actually is. A wee boy in his Dad's suit.

Aberlour 12 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Well-rounded, but the balancing dryness can be slightly bitter.

Aberlour 15 Years Old, Double Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8

Aberlour 15 Years Old, Double Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A well balanced dram. Would have got more nerve with a bit of extra strength.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Aberlour 15 Years Old, Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Complex and sophisticated.

Aberlour 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A little more roundness would have been appreciated.

Aberlour 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Had I not known that it was matured in first-fill bourbon barrels. I would have guessed that there was some sherry.

Aberlour 1988, Distiller's Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An astonishingly malty whisky. For someone who wants to taste the eponymous ingredient, this shows it at its best.

Aberlour 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 On this occasion the vintage bottling had the most typical Aberlour character, especially in its spiciness. I also enjoyed its liveliness and complexity. The best Aberlour on the day.

Aberlour 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Great to see this once-reticent distillery releasing some really expressive bottlings.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Aberlour 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 More sophisticated, especially in the finish. Better balanced, but less voluptuous maltiness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Aberlour a'bunadh
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60%
8 A dark, luxurious, post-prandial whisky from a distillery that is producing an increasing, and impressive range.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Aberlour a'bunadh
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60%
8 Darker, drier and more spicily assertive than the earlier version, despite only a slight difference in ages.

Aberlour Warehouse No.1
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10%
7 Quite simple and light. But pleasantly refreshing. For a summer evening aperitif.

Berry's Own Selection Aberlour 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Kicking up your heels as well as soothing. To be sipped far from the city buzz.

Master of Malt Aberlour 1995 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
8 Balanced, fresh and fruity – a fine opening dram for the evening.

Scott's Selection Macallan 1989 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 A lovely dram, straightforward and lively.

Scott's Selection Tullibardine 1989 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
7 A well balanced dram, on the oaky edge of things.

Speciality Drinks Aberlour 16 Years Old 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A pleasant and refreshing dram, showing balance and a good malty core.

Clear as glass
Over 60 guests attended Whisky Magazine's inaugural reader dinner for an exceptional tasting of a range of Aberlour single malts. Marcin Miller was there

February 2000, Issue 8, page


Apple wrapped in pastry with Aberlour bourbon cask butter - Aberlour chocolate pralines - Aberlour ice cream

June 2003, Issue 31, page 46

Single malts and black ties at The Savoy
Martine Nouet teamed up with renowned Savoy chef Anton Edelmann to create a stunning Aberlour whisky dinner to kick-start Whisky Live

June 2003, Issue 31, page 44

Ask the expert
I wonder if you could help me with a small problem I have regarding a bottle of whisky I purchased in 1989. It's a bottle of 25 year old Aberlour Vintage 1964 in a teak lockable box. On the label it s...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 35

A rose amongst the thorns (Aberiour)
Our Mystery Visitor discovers the Aberiour Distilery Experience

December 2003, Issue 36, page 50

Original Aberlour
Where connoisseurs can enjoy a distillery experience

September 2014, Issue 122, page 46

Under the Hammer
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections he looks at some price guides for bottles at auction. In questions he fields your enquiries ab...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 72

When two worlds collide
Whisky with food is becoming increasingly popular. Dominic Roskrowgets a taste for it

July 2003, Issue 32, page 36

A match made in havanna
Whisky and cigars can be a perfect combination. And the best way to taste them is in their country of origin-Cuba- as Damian Riley Smith finds out.

July 2002, Issue 24, page 30

The Chivas Life
In the first of a series of guest columns,we ask Chivas Brothers' Douglas Cruickshank about everyday life at the distillery. Last year Douglas celebrated 40 years in theScotch industry by being appoin...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 11

A spirited event
James Millard explains why the Speyside Whisky Festival is a mean contender in the whisky event stakes

August 2002, Issue 25, page 26

The tun up club
Whisky Mag's bar fly heads to Speyside to check out a watering hole almost in the round.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 37

Border store
Joe Bates heads across the American border

July 2008, Issue 73, page 34

Dinner is served
Whisky dinners are becoming more sophisticated and they are enjoying more popularity than ever before. Dominic Roskrow speaks to the doyenne of food and whisky pairing, Martine Nouet

June 2007, Issue 64, page 42

Natural born distillers (Aberlour)
Dave Broom visits Aberlour Distillery, built in a magical location that's home to some of the most knowledgable whisky folk in the world.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 36

A cure for hiccups
Robin Laing takes a gentle stroll with his friend through Speyside

November 2004, Issue 44, page 34

Speyside delights
Martine Nouet looks back at 10 years of Aberlour whisky dinners at the Spirit of Speyside festival with a ‘best of...' menu.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 52

Festival Menus
Martine Nouet takes us through recent whisky and food combinations she has discovered.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 50

Dinner with the companions of Aberlour
Martine Nouet couldn't wait to take up Aberlour's challenge of creating a whisky inspired menu for a dinner at the distillery during the Speyside Festival. Here she details what she came up with and h...

September 2001, Issue 18, page 54

Going VIP at Macallan
Did Whisky Magazine's secret agent really feel like a VIP on The Macallan's special tour?

July 2003, Issue 32, page 24

Whisky Live across the globe
Hosted for the second time in the magnificent Palais Brongniart, the old Stock Exchange, Paris Whisky Live welcomed 60 distilleries from all other the world including the newcomers from India, Wales a...

November 2005, Issue 52, page 15

The Chivas Trio
Strathisla, Glenlivet and Aberlour are the band of brothers behind Chivas Regal, but nature has been giving them a tough time. Dominic Roskrow visited them.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 40

In the heartland (Speyside)
Speyside falls in to two halves:that reached by flying in to Inverness,and that reached from Aberdeen.In this issue we take the Aberdeen route.

January 2008, Issue 69, page 36

Ask the Expert
I have in my possession a bottle of MaCallum's Perfection Scots Whisky this bottle (unopened) has been in my family for 40 years, a present given to my late father. I am unable to find anyone to give...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 73

Welcoming a Weary Traveller
Joel Harrisongoes in search of a few bars in the Speyside region that offer some of the best hospitality and drams

October 2012, Issue 107, page 46

Ghosts in the works
Ghosts are a common feature in whisky distilleries. Robin Laing goes in search of some of the most famous onces

August 2006, Issue 58, page 50

The red carpet treatment
Whisky tourism continues apace and discerning enthusiasts continue to demand something special from their visit. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2007, Issue 67, page 48

Heart of the community
Visiting one of the most distinctive distilleries in Scotland

July 2013, Issue 113, page 44

The visitors' guide to... Speyside
In each issue of Whisky Magazine this year we will look at a whisky region from a tourist's point of view. First up, Speyside

January 2006, Issue 53, page 34

A Canadian Feast
Martine Nouet heads north for a challenging pairing

March 2011, Issue 94, page 52

You what?
Our Mystery Visitor thinks he has been unmasked so he's taking a break. Here he recalls some of the stranger moments from distillery tours

March 2006, Issue 54, page 36

Perfect Timing
Joe Bates finds out how Switzerland embraces arrivals duty-free

July 2011, Issue 97, page 45

Raising the stakes
The Spirit of Speyside Festival has grown in to a major celebration of the region's food and drink. So how do you set about catering for such an event? Dominic Roskrow went to find out

April 2007, Issue 63, page 42

The refashioning of history
Charles Maclean examines the curious story of Clan Campbell and its acquired pedigree

August 1999, Issue 5, page 56

Where there's a still there's a Spey
The Speyside Festival was both a blur of activity and a civilised and leisurely jaunt through the heart of the whisky world. Dominic Roskrow reports

July 2003, Issue 32, page 22

A whisky trip from source to bay
Following the course of the Spey

March 2014, Issue 118, page 34

Stock of French whisky event rises
The first Whisky LiveParis was held inteh old Parisian stock market - and it was a success

October 2004, Issue 43, page 15

The Joy of Re-fill
Gavin D. Smith looks at the recurring use of casks

April 2012, Issue 103, page 21

Walking the line
Gavin D. Smith explores the Speyside Way.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 30

A case of Norwegian wood
Martin Moodle conducts his annual survey on what's hot - and good value - in the duty free shops of the world

August 2002, Issue 25, page 56

The walk of life
A team from Whisky Magazine completed nearly 50 miles of the Speyside Way to raise money for Make Poverty History. Dominic Roskrow reports

June 2005, Issue 48, page 16

Whisky Live 2003!
Rare and delicious whiskies are just waiting to be discovered

March 2003, Issue 29, page 44

A world in motion
The whisky industry seems to be rising to the challenge of attracting new drinkers while keeping the experts happy says Dominic Roskrow

June 2006, Issue 56, page 5

Speyside festival preview
It's bigger, it's better and it's back – yes, once again, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is upon us and the organisers promise a host of good things. Ian Buxton investigates

May 2002, Issue 22, page 34

The travelling drams
Gavin D Smith, Ian Buxton and Charles MacLean compare the old with the new

October 2010, Issue 91, page 59

Keeping it Live!
What will make Whisky Live 2003 the event of the year

January 2003, Issue 28, page 30

Saints and sinner
Robin Laing delves in to the historical connections between the country's saints and the water of life

November 2006, Issue 60, page 52

The ghost in the machine
Charles Maclean takes a midnight tour of spectural distillery dogs ghostly maltmen and spirit footsteps that are silenced by the burning of boots. So draw the curtains and gather round the fire

January 1999, Issue 1, page 34

Whisky live Paris 2008
A full sensory experience

October 2008, Issue 75, page 10

Up the Apples and Pears
Martine Nouet gets a little autumnal with her food pairings

October 2012, Issue 107, page 56

Chart Position

Latest
24
Best
17
Average
22

Bottle Price

Average
£77
Highest
£3,405

Visit the WMI page for more information

1989 Aberlour 10 Year Old Malt Whisky 1989
Vintage Wine Gifts
£49.97
Aberlour 10 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£32.00
Aberlour 10 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£25.75
Aberlour 10 Year Old
Master of Malt
£23.86
Aberlour 10 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£45.89
Aberlour 10 Year Old
The Drink Shop
£22.42
Aberlour 10 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£28.54
Aberlour 10 Year Old 5cl Miniature
The Drink Shop
£2.90
Aberlour 10 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£99.95
Aberlour 10 Year Old Bot.1990s
The Whisky Exchange
£44.95
Aberlour 10 Year Old Miniature
The Whisky Exchange
£3.75
Aberlour 10 Year Old Miniature
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£4.00
Aberlour 10 Year Old Sherry Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£34.95
Aberlour 10 Year Old Vohm 1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Aberlour 10 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£28.95
Aberlour 10 Years Old Ob 10
Lions Whisky
£85.00
Aberlour 10 Years Old Vohm 10
Lions Whisky
£180.00
Aberlour 100 Proof
The Whisky Exchange
£275.00
Aberlour 100 Proof Litre
The Whisky Exchange
£275.00
Aberlour 10yo V.o.h.m 10
Lions Whisky
£165.00
Aberlour 12 Ans Double Cask Matured
La Maison du Whisky
£44.00
Aberlour 12 Ans Un Chillfiltered
La Maison du Whisky
£42.00
Aberlour 12 Ans Un Chillfiltered Coffret 2 Verres
La Maison du Whisky
£54.00
Aberlour 12 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£38.17
Aberlour 12 Year Old 1 Litre Sherry Cask
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£95.00
Aberlour 12 Year Old 2000 Cask 9340 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing 3c
Master of Malt
£4.97
Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured
The Whisky Exchange
£35.95
Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured
Master of Malt
£42.12
Aberlour 12 Year Old Non Chill Filtered
The Whisky Barrel
£39.98
Aberlour 12 Year Old Non Chill Filtered
Master of Malt
£39.55
Aberlour 12 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£34.95
Aberlour 12 Years Old Non Chill Filtered
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£38.95
Aberlour 12 Years Old Tree Lable
Lions Whisky
£87.00
Aberlour 12yo Pure Malt 12
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Aberlour 15 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£45.00
Aberlour 15 Year Old Double Cask Matured
The Whisky Exchange
£71.35
Aberlour 15 Year Old Select Cask Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£45.45
Aberlour 15 Year Old Select Cask Reserve
Master of Malt
£45.00
Aberlour 15 Year Old Select Cask Reserve
The Whisky Barrel
£52.63
Aberlour 15 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£50.95
Aberlour 15yo Marie D'ecosse 15
Lions Whisky
£115.00
Aberlour 15yo Sherry 15
Lions Whisky
£85.00
Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£45.45
Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured
The Drink Shop
£46.58
Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured
Master of Malt
£47.57
Aberlour 16 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£48.50
Aberlour 18 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£76.00
Aberlour 18 Ans Bourbon Cask Matured
La Maison du Whisky
£98.00
Aberlour 18 Ans Coffret 2 Verres
La Maison du Whisky
£86.00
Aberlour 18 Ans Sherry Finish
La Maison du Whisky
£98.00
Aberlour 18 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£85.14
Aberlour 18 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£81.95
Aberlour 18 Year Old
Master of Malt
£70.87
Aberlour 18 Year Old Dimensions 1993
Abbey Whisky
£68.60
Aberlour 18 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£86.95
Aberlour 19 Year Old 1992 Berry Bros. & Rudd 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.99
Aberlour 1958 Decanter Centenary Cask 1599 1958
Lions Whisky
£780.00
Aberlour 1963 15 Years Old Cadenhead 15 1963
Lions Whisky
£540.00
Aberlour 1964 25 Years Old 25 1964
Lions Whisky
£415.00
Aberlour 1965 Over 8 Yo 50% 1965
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Aberlour 1965 Over 8yo 50% 1965
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Aberlour 1966 30 Year Old Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Aberlour 1967 Travel Set With Crystal Glasses
The Whisky Exchange
£6,750.00
Aberlour 1969 21 Years Old 21 1969
Lions Whisky
£325.00
Aberlour 1970 21 Years Old
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Aberlour 1970 21 Years Old 21 1970
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Aberlour 1970 The Lombard Collection
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Aberlour 1976 1976
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Aberlour 1976 22 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Aberlour 1980 22 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Aberlour 1988 Berry Bros. & Rudd Bottled 2011
Master of Malt
£98.37
Aberlour 1989 13 Yo Sherry Cask 13330 13 1989
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Aberlour 1989 In The Pink 1989
Lions Whisky
£275.00
Aberlour 1989 Millennium
The Whisky Exchange
£49.95
Aberlour 1990 22 Year Old S Of Scotland
The Whisky Exchange
£86.95
Aberlour 1992 16 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£45.45
Aberlour 1992 2012 19 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£67.50
Aberlour 2001 White Oak
The Whisky Exchange
£39.95
Aberlour 25 Ans 1988
La Maison du Whisky
£280.00
Aberlour 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 9967 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£209.01
Aberlour 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 9967 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£13.46
Aberlour 25 Year Old 1988 Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary Hunter Lai
Master of Malt
£9.38
Aberlour 25 Year Old 1988 Omc Anniversary
The Whisky Barrel
£125.60
Aberlour 5 Year Old Bot. Early 1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£89.95
Aberlour 8 Year Old Bot.1960s
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Aberlour 8 Year Old Bot.1960s
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Aberlour 8yo 8
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Aberlour A Bunadh
La Maison du Whisky
£67.00
Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 46
Abbey Whisky
£65.00
Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 47
Abbey Whisky
£44.95
Aberlour A'bunadh 12 Year Old Silver Label
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Aberlour A'bunadh 60.7 Batch No.48
The Drink Shop
£39.06
Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 48
The Whisky Exchange
£39.45
Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 48
Master of Malt
£39.06
Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 48
The Whisky Barrel
£42.27
Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 49
Master of Malt
£39.06
Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 49
The Whisky Exchange
£39.45
Aberlour A'bunadh Batch No. 48
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£40.95
Aberlour A'bunadh Initiation Coffret Bois
La Maison du Whisky
£1,500.00
Aberlour A'bunadh Sterling Silver 12yo 12
Lions Whisky
£335.00
Aberlour Antique
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Aberlour Exclusive Archive Collection
La Maison du Whisky
£9,000.00
Aberlour Glenlivet 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Aberlour Glenlivet 18 Year Old Bot.1980s Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Aberlour Glenlivet 1958 1979 Centenary Decanter
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£895.00
Aberlour Glenlivet 1965 8 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Aberlour Glenlivet 1965 8 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£325.00
Aberlour Glenlivet 23 Year Old Small Batch Wm Cadenhead
Master of Malt
£79.71
Aberlour Glenlivet 8 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Aberlour Glenlivet 8 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Aberlour Glenlivet 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Aberlour Glenlivet 9 Year Old 1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£185.00
Aberlour Glenlivet As We Get It
The Whisky Exchange
£99.95
Aberlour Glenlivet Centenary Crystal
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Aberlour Special Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Aberlour Special Reserve Decanter
Lions Whisky
£525.00
Celebration Of The Cask Aberlour 1994
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£86.50
Darkness! Aberlour 20 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.82
Darkness! Aberlour 20 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Cask Finish 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.82
Small Batch Aberlour Glenlivet 1989 23 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£76.95
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