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Overall rating
87.95/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
02.2009
Bottled
03.2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
150030
Number of bottles
297
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Apr 2018 7:52 pm by JohnnySteel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.00

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78 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 2009 BD

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.95 points

  1. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really great sherry bomb, you can try amazingly lots of water to give it more smoothness. Vinegar, balsamico notes in the nose. Maybe too much alcohol in the mouth, but with some water a really nice 9 year old sherry whisky. Smells like a solist kavalan :-) If you still can get a bottle, go grab it!

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Caramel, cherry, blueberry and orange. Water uncovers a beer-like maltiness.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cranberry, rose hip, caramel, citrus and spice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Cranberry, caramel, mocha, biscuit, wood and a sourish touch.

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This whisky has some clear sherrycask influence, but despite the high Abv it's not a sherrybomb, like an A'Bunadh. It's very enjoyable, but I would prefer a little more intensity, with this pretty young Aberlour with almost 60% Abv.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lot's of alcohol, fruity, prunes, coffee, some chocolate, also some floral and organic notes.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pepper comes in pretty good, it's getting stronger and stronger. Red fruits, prunes, coffee and dark chocolate. Still it actually is more friendly than the high Abv suggests, despite the present peppers.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Strong, a lot of pepper, coffee and red fruit. Some chocolate, pretty long, a little tobacco at the end.

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet; heavily scented with sherry; With water and 10min leave Werther's real caramel sweets; citrus; honey
    • Taste
      Oily; strong oak; slightly sweet; becoming drier; really dark chocolate, is already in coffee; Without water significantly drier in the mouth, citrus stronger and the oak is more likely to be in the background
    • Finish
      Oak, espresso; Fruit and citrus; Coffee / espresso gets stuck; Citrus, dry and bitter without water

  5. monsieurrouge scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Very intense sherry smell. Zurig.
    Taste is sherry. But very tasty. Droppy, from those brown salmiakmunten, liquorice ?, sweet, plums, very tasty. But it does not really taste like whisky. It looks more like sherry on whisky casks than whisky on sherry casks.
    I give it 79 points for whisky, 87 points if it had been a sherry ...

  6. Jeadrick scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    It is incredibly fascinating what flavor this whisky has taken after 9 years. It is located on the border, between distillery and Fasscharakter. I think he should not stay in the barrel any longer, otherwise he would not have had the Aberlour character anymore.
    You can only say Lucky Cask.
    Great whisky
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Ralf scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Definitely worth its money and a nice, young Aberlour which matured in a great sherry cask. Nevertheless 3-5 years would have really helped too reduce the alcohol intensity
    • Nose
      88 88
      Definetely the best of the dram and I would have easily guess that it is much older. Cherries are mixed with oranges & plums.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the taste you realize immediately the youth as the alcohol is very dominant. That is after the balanced sherry nose quite surprising. After some seconds it gets more and more smooth and oranges as well as plums are coming through.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Great espresso coffee finish with a decent oaky bitterness.

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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