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Aberlour 1988, Distiller's Selection Tasting notes and reviews

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Aberlour 1988, Distiller's Selection

Brand
Aberlour
Expression
1988, Distiller's Selection
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Aberlour Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.aberlour.com
Availability
Spain only

Michael Jackson

Nose
Oaky, nutty, fudgey.
Palate
Good depth of deliciously fresh, layered, malty, butterscotch flavours, developing to liquorice-toffee and anise.
Finish
Crystalised ginger. Warming.
Comment
An astonishingly malty whisky. For someone who wants to taste the eponymous ingredient, this shows it at its best.

Jim Murray

Nose
Light, malty and vaguely citric, the weight is supplied by some soft sherry tones spoiled slightly by a tad too much sulphur.
Palate
Immediate flavour explosion of quite fabulous sweet, buttery malt and richer sherry tones. Just a hint of smoke fills out the middle.
Finish
Caramel, sherry and liquorice make for a rich finish. The drier vanillins come in at the death.
Comment
To taste, this is a lively malt of pleasing depth. Only the nose somewhat spoils the show.
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