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Aberfeldy 2001

Overall rating
84.60/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand Bottled at the Distillery
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2017
Casknumber
21444
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Nov 2017 6:31 pm by MaltMusings
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 113.00

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Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 2001

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.60 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful ex-bourbon barrel whisky. Strong, intense, I like it, even if it does not have "special" notes. He does what he can and should do, and he does that well.
    • Nose
      Very, sweet, intense, malty, vanilla, a few citrus notes, very spicy
    • Taste
      Strong onset, the vanilla, the sweetness, everything is there, even a decent slightly musty oak tone. Becomes a little malty, explosive in the mouth.
    • Finish
      long, oak, vanilla, a subtle bitterness spreads, with the otherwise very sweet malt. Block malt and light fruit notes.

  2. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This is the complete opposite of the 12-year-old from a previous review. So much more potency and vibrancy, maybe even too much. Having this after the 12-year-old is probably not fair, but it shows that if Aberfeldy would find a balance between the vibrancy of this and the smoothness of their standard range, it might actually result in a high quality whisky.
    • Nose
      80 80
      A very potent nose. Lots of orange skin bitterness combined with butter and a slightly cheesy scent. The bourbon cask influence is all over the nose, however, I still detect some of the distillery’s character, albeit not much. Water add s some nuts, but not much else. I think it stays rather simple.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A bitter arrival with orange skin, which is quickly balanced by lots of buttery things. Think of butterscotch, shortbread, croissants and cake. There is a considerably welcome sweetness. Water takes it more to the toffee side, makes it smoother. Sandal wood, rice pudding, cream cheese, apples and a few drops of lemon juice.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Spicy with cloves, ginger and more orange skin.

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