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Aberlour 21 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Aberlour 21 Years Old

Brand
Aberlour
Expression
21 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Aberlour Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.aberlour.com
Availability
US only

Michael Jackson

Nose
Sherry, oak, polished leather.
Palate
Firm, smooth, lightly creamy. Packed with lively flavours: malt, cookies, fruit, mint.
Finish
Spicy, rooty, dry, very long.
Comment
Great to see this once-reticent distillery releasing some really expressive bottlings.

Jim Murray

Nose
A first class aroma of honey and sliced almonds. Very sweet for the age with the oak being surprisingly subdued, perhaps by the delicate sherry/apricot fruitiness.
Palate
Much drier from the start with the oak steaming in. Fills out in mouth well, with an almost metallic hardness to the malt-honey sweetness, softened only by an oily tang.
Finish
Very hard and quite grainy with the malt lengthening out. Perhaps just slightly off key.
Comment
11 years ago I tasted some 10 Years Old Aberlour and wasn't too impressed. It has matured through well but not all the kinks have been ironed out, especially towards the finish.
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