Aberlour 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Forest Reserve
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon & Sherry, French Limousin Oak Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
French Market
France France
Added on
05 jul 2019 8:57 pm by HolgiE_72

Average value

€ 34.76

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Whisky reviews for Aberlour 10-year-old

12 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.45 points.

  1. robbert88 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A good drinker. And also very affordable. Especially in the French market.
    • Nose
      N: oak, almond sliver, vanilla, pepper, sherry, lemon, peach
    • Taste
      P: soft and creamy, lots of oak, tingling on the tongue, tannins, sherry, shortbread. Light wax flavor.
    • Finish
      F: chocolate, pepper, cinnamon, sherry,

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  3. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla and some sherry. rose petals. Pale wood. Lemon cake. A touch of woodruff.
    • Taste
      Soft. Apricots, some peach and walnut. A touch of honey. White chocolate. almonds.

  4. RobNagtegaal scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    nose: fruity and spicy but not strong
    pallet: a bit sharp with sherry notes
    finish: vanilla and a little bitter

  5. RobNagtegaal scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    nose: fruity and spicy but not strong
    pallet: a bit sharp with sherry notes
    finish: vanilla and a little bitter

  6. Nevermind_Li scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A fairly easy-to-drink wine, with traditional sherry barrel flavor, red berries, floral aroma, relatively watery entrance, and almost no alcohol stimulation.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity aroma, not too strong
    • Taste
      83 83
      Little sweet water, brown sugar, red berries, 40° cause no alcohol stimulation
    • Finish
      74 74
      very short with almost no rhyme

  7. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    sweet spices, cinnamon, white pepper, wood, vanilla, creamy hazelnuts, a little fruit on the poached apple
    more dry fruity, orange with its skin, nutmeg spices, walnuts, crushed hazelnuts, almond powder, vanilla again and woody
    average, simple dram but which remains over time like a marker for my taste buds, dryness of the wood, vanilla, spices, nuts.

  8. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    The Aberlour 10 year old Speyside Forest Reserve is a successful single malt Scotch whisky that was allowed to mature in two different barrel types. The Aberlour Distillery uses pure water from the Speyside region and barley from a 15-mile radius around the distillery. The Aberlour 10 year old Speyside Forest Reserve, like the 10 year old Higland whisky, is stored in bourbon and sherry barrels for 10 years. The Forest Reserve is then given a finish in French oak barrels, which gives the distillate a complex and balanced taste profile. The Forest Reserve exudes delicate and complex aromas of red apples and vanilla. Soft, mild and spicy notes alternate on the palate. Apricot, nutmeg and clove aromas emerge, as well as hints of roasted almonds. A successful, balanced whisky that is excellent to drink neat.

  9. Vloddervos scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. Vloddervos scored this whisky 89 points Newbie


  11. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Appearance: Pretty sherry-looking reddish amber. Probably colored though.

    Nose: Raisins, wax, sherry nose, vanilla, malt sugar. Some citrus and apples.

    Palate: Sweet, raisin, malt sugar, biscuits, sherry, cinnamon, vanilla. Not much oak. Slightl ypeppery.

    Finish: Peppery, cinnamon, raisin, sweet malt. Bit of wax.

    With Water: Can’t take it.

    Overall: A tasty young sherried whisky for a reasonably price. Not mind-blowing, but good value and pretty tasty. Probably won’t reach for another soon though, unless I go broke. Really enjoyably, though, albeit simple.

  12. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Quite simple, very "drinkable", everyday whisky. In France, it is sold in chain stores for 25 euros. Excellent value for money.
    • Nose
      Shades of lollipops, caramel and Buratino soda prevail. Oatmeal cookies, red apple and foliage can be felt in the background.
    • Taste
      Caramel, tannins and citrus notes.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, with a bias in candy-lollipop tones, with a taste of Buratino soda and red ripe apple.

  13. koensieben622 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    A nice simple whisky but I find the 12y better in this price-range. Never had the ‘old’ 10y so cant compare.

    Easy going whisky for a nice evening with friends
    • Nose
      77 77
      Chocolate, oak, vanilla, chocolate, little harsch and alcoholic.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Smooth, vanilla, lots of oak, maybe too much, touch of caramel, not very complex but nice. Little bit of (red?) pepper.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Quite short, peppery.

  14. JimJaws scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant fruity smell, mild taste. The finish is unfortunately a bit short. Beginners whisky with adequate PLV.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      75 75

  15. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Nose launches very sweet, sweetened lemon, orange oil, lots of vanilla, fresh juicy wood - very direct - smells suspiciously of delicious Virginoak, slightly floral, cotton candy, strawberries - really good for his class and not too weak despite 40%
    • Taste
      82 82
      starts fruity, sweet, melon, lemon, vanilla cream - then falls off a bit mineral, herbal woody notes, in the background sherry with dried fruit - seems a bit "dirty" with lacks the clear line - harmony
    • Finish
      83 83
      for 40% really not bad, warm, sweet, ginger, pepper, oatmeal cookies, nothing burns but for me as a CS friend a little too unsettling - for the target group sure top with 2 large swallows, he then also medium length on the palate


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