Aberlour 10


Distillery/Brand: Aberlour
Region: Speyside
ABV: 40%
Colour: Pale Gold

Nose: 22
Taste: 21
Finish: 20
Balance: 21

This 10 year entry level from Aberlour is a half-decent malt. It lacks the complexity desired by the experienced palate but may be just the thing for a newbie entering the world of whisky.

The nose is quite nice. There is first a herbacious, clove and honey mixture which tends to linger. But then come the red apples. I have rarely nosed something which is so strong and so obvious. You can try and pinpoint some vanilla and almonds but the red apple keeps distracting you.

The delivery is once again made up of red apples rubbed with cinnamon and light cocoa with a touch of clove.

There is, unfortunately, no finish at all. There might be some figs but that could be my imagination.

A decent, if uncomplicated, malt.

Rating: 84


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