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Overall rating
86.63/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Malts Festival
Vintage
1996
Bottled
05.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Strength
52.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Jenna’s Choice
Added on
27 May 2018 8:23 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85,00

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Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 1996 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.63 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2018] I had this dram during a Cadenhead warehouse tasting with Jenna...

    ...and I liked it. This is a completely Traditional Scotch style dram with a rather average nose (only) but a flabbergasting delicious taste and finish with bold and tasty flavours in a perfectly balanced mix. No flaw or off-note and guess what? I bought two bottles for 86 Euro each...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers a delicate fruity (green apples and other home-grown fruits) profile with some sour mashy and spicy wooden aromas. It is not overly complex and it shows even some immature aspects but nevertheless I like it. Completely Traditional Scotch...
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste starts with a flabbergasting (unexpected) bold mocha flavour assisted by delicious milk chocolate aromas. Further layers add honeys, spices and nuts to the party before some fine (walnut and other) oily notes join in. This is truly complex and layered - what a huge improvement to the nose! Completely Traditional Scotch in the finest sense... Water turns the dram smoother but I like the raw power of the neat dram better.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and instantly coats the whole of the mouth with a delicious roasted coffee (mocha) cream - wow, is this good! The finish is long and adds further tasty impressions that remind me of mascarpone and vanilla fudge. It is greatly chewable and without any off-note or distracting moment, simply delicious and (of course) completely Traditional Scotch...

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/cadenheads-warehouse-tasting-battle-of-the-brands-part-2-2/

    Jenna introduces her personal choice whisky, an Aberfeldy. Mark pipes up with, “I challenge anyone to flip a bottle of Aberfeldy!”

    N: Deliciously light, sweet floral & bourbon-floral [rose water, lilies, crocus]. Auchentoshan meets > Brora?
    T: That is one squidgy, light malty arrival with a light raisiny & decidedly subtle coppery travel. Follows through straight yet squidgy,….
    F: ,… finishing with slightly industrial coppery barley notes and just a little more squidge.
    C: Lovely if rather grating towards the end. Still, super campfire fodder.

    Scores a C+

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