This twelve year old Aberlour has been matured in two handmade oak cask types. Traditional oak and the finest of Sherry oak casks. Especially selected every year, they are filled with whisky and quietly aged for minimum of twelve years; then the casks are married together.
Traditional oak casks encourage the subtle character of Aberlour to develop, whilst Sherry oak casks add hints of ruby gold colour and a deep and rich flavour to the whisky. A perfectly balanced single malt with notes of fruits and spices. The double maturation adds depth of character to this single malt as well as balanced notes of rounded fruits and spices.
Nestling in the heart of Speyside is the village of Aberlour where a source of exceptionally pure spring water known as St. Drostan’s Well inspired James Fleming to build his distillery in 1879.
The richness of the natural environment combined with the soft and pure water creates Aberlour single malt, a distinctive whisky of generous character.
Colour: Golden amber with hints of ruby red.
Nose: Very soft and rounded with fruity notes of red apples.
Palate: Sherried character and fruity aromas balanced with a rich chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and ginger spiciness.
Finish: Warming and lingering. Sweet and very slightly spicy.
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*Info taken from bottle