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Overall rating
88.08/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1975
Bottled
05.2000
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherrywood
Number of bottles
234
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Feb 2010 10:22 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 250,00

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15 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 1975 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.08 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2017]  I bought this bottle for 60 Euro in July, 2002.  Another find in a dark corner of my cellar and I am so curious about it that I cracked it open immediately (together with a good friend)...

    ...and it is a really delicious Aberfeldy that has quite a lot to offer to everyone that can spare some minutes.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is russetmuscat and the texture shows many small and sticky tears and late slow legs. The nose is quite punchy due to the high abv of 57,2% but once your olfactory cells adopted to this it offers a fresh herbal-sherry profile with a lot of different fruits lurking in the background. After a while more sweet aromas (different sugars and sweet wine) show up. All in a nice balance and quite delicious.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is sherry-sweet with barley sugars and a fine maltiness supplemented by spicy and just a little herbal flavours. It rolls in several waves over the tongue and palate into the long and sweet finish.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The dram arrives on the palate a little hot (remember the abv) and both mouth-coating and mouth-watering. No bitter or astringent moments. During the finish some more (pleasant) wooden notes join in and make it very enjoyable. Some water turn both the nose and taste even punchier but a fair share does help to unlock more aromas in the nose and smoothen the taste. Nevertheless I like best the raw power of the neat dram.

  2. stoigniew scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Smell - zero sharpness, and a lot of sweetness, do not feel alcohol at all, and yet there is a lot of it. A beautiful clean sherry profile. I lack complexity a bit. The smell is great - one for 91 points. Fun spoils the taste and, above all, the finish.

    89 / 100
    • Nose
      ripe tangerines, frosting, vanilla, cane sugar, cocoa with milk, in the background, orange peel and candied orange, toffee, fudge, at the end of a crust of bread
    • Taste
      Something dry in flavor, spices, cinnamon, ginger, dry orange peel, is no longer sweet, unlike the smell,
    • Finish
      quite long, something stalk in the finish. frosting, sweet note at the end, spices, cardamom

  3. BXpress scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    Ideal (obvious) Sherry influence. Great Aberfeldy, sadly there aren't many indie bottlings out there today.
    • Nose
      Rather dense with lots of herbs, a certain nutty aroma and a hint of burnt stuff. Toffee-ish caramel smell and maybe charred wood. There is an overall resinous theme going on. Ideal medium Sherry profile. Rich and sweet without being sickly sweet if you know what i mean.
    • Taste
      Same thing basically only with more caramel fudge. Resinous, sirupy and some dried fruit. The merest hint of oak in mid palate before it turns rather dry and herbal. It's a tiny bit prickly and that would be my only criticism. Water doesn't do much for me apart from making it even drier.
    • Finish
      Rather long, dry and fresh. Great after taste on caramel and a certain lasting freshness.

  4. Rubber scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Needs time and good dilution. Plum nose, old furniture, a touch of solvent. With water: pear, quince, blackberry; complex but not exuberant, all is maintained in a wooded setting. Very powerful palate, sweet attack on plum and strawberry. The middle and the finish combine strawberry, honey, tannins and caramel and remind the rum. Correct length. Very good without being exceptional.

  6. tomy63 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    light amber color, expressive sherry nose on citrus with lots of tangerine, grapefruit, apricot, orange, some wax and vegetal notes. Mouth powerful, in the spirit of Cadenhead with a good scale, dry, fruity, very tart, a lot of tangerine and citrus, a hint of chocolate in the background. Long finish, fruity, slightly spicy. A nice whisky for lovers of old fruity sherrys

  7. martijnbams28 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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