This is not a typical Aberlour sherry bomb! And that’s prettig fine I must say. This is a very well matured whisky with that typical old skool feeling you also get from much older stuff. But: this one needs both time and some warmth from your hand. Take you time, half out at least and let the party begin! No deep red fruits on the nose; this is a basket fresh, green summer fruit with pineapple, cantaloupe melon and some papaya. On the palate it’s more alive, no vanilla here and that’s the cask influence talking, I bet this is a 2nd fill ex sherry hogshead, definetly not a 1st fill. I find this perfectly balanced. Specially in a timeframe that more and more whisky’s are (shortly) finished in some fancy cask this is just what I want a whisky to be; honest!
Finish is quite long. And quite peppery!! Nice way to celebrate a 10th anniversary Liquid Treasures!