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Aberfeldy 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.19/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Finished in Pomerol Red Wine Casks
Casknumber
Batch 2919
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
7640171034836
Added on
06 Nov 2019 8:24 pm by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 61,46

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34 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 15-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.19 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Christmas

    While Aberfeldy is still mostly used as the heart of the popular Dewar’s blend, it was revamped in 2014 and put back on the map as a single malt. Today I try the new Limited Edition, a 15 years old that got a regular maturation on bourbon refill and re-char casks before being finished for another 5 months on Pomerol red wine casks from Bordeaux. It is the brainchild of Malt Master Stephanie MacLeod.

    The typical soft nose with a truckload of honey and red apples shows itself immediately, while the influence of the robust red wine is limited to some cinnamon, Christmas cake spices, coconut, cocoa and Maraschino cherries. If you fear the wine would dominate the soft spirit, you need not worry.

    It is soft and immediately sweet again, which is no surprise at all. The honey comes first with nougat, cherry liqueur and apricots in its wake. Hint of Reine Claude plums and gooseberries. Cinnamon with a hint of cloves. A soft peppery note and lovely touches of wood. But at no point does the malt turn winey nor oaky. This is Christmas in your glass.

    The finish is mildly drying on cocoa and nutmeg.

    Nice Aberfeldy in which the finish on wine casks brings something extra, without the loss of character of the malt. Pleasant surprise. Just 60 EUR? This one can go under the Christmas tree.

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So no, I know Aberfeldys better
    I miss the delicious honey note here
    Time made things better
    too easy for me
    • Nose
      nice red fruit / berries (cherries and strawberries?), cardboard, light honey, grassy notes, sweetness, light malt, light caramel
    • Taste
      light and soft on the palate
      light oak and will be more, tomato ??, a strange note, cherries and more
    • Finish
      medium long
      Oak, slightly sweet, tart berries (currant), spicy, espresso in the background

  3. happyNess scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Light and sweet. Apple, forest honey and some oak. After a while, cinnamon and dried apricots appear.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very sweet and soft at first, then becoming dry.
      Candied apple, the honey and lots of chocolate. Gradually, spices and oak become clearer.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length and sweet / spicy. The red wine more than clear, towards the end again chocolate and some oak

  4. MVDW scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Drunk during a tasting last Sunday. Surprisingly tasty! Soft sweet, honey, caramel fudche, slightly spicy. Very accessible. The wine finish certainly doesn't hurt this whisky.

    This whisky actually deserves to be bottled at a higher alcohol percentage (46+) !!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Red fruits at first, such as red berries and strawberries. Followed by a layer of honey and red apples. Some fresh oranges in the very background, but then it goes towards cherries. Cinnamon too.
    • Taste
      Sweet but not overly sweet. Honey and chocolate. Red apples again. There’s a bit of cinnamon and a touch of ginger. Caramel, some chocolate too. Oranges. Later cherries here as well. Slightly oaky.
    • Finish
      The finish is mid-long, somewhat drying but not unpleasant. Oranges in the background, cocoa powder and nutmeg.

  6. hawk31 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Strong cherry flavor, like the sweetened morello cherries from the glass. Grandma's Danube wave with vanilla, caramel, gummy, slightly grassy. He is something for the sweet fraction, very sweet pleasant and extremely fruity nose, nice intense with many red and light fruits. The vanilla underlines the fruitiness and milk chocolate comes with some oak. Very subliminally a bit mineral, with the addition of herbs.

    Taste: mild and oily, then sweet again, this is really a Gummibärchentüte in the glass: D then the oak comes to the sweet fruit with slight dryness, incredibly tasty with strong, balanced aromas. The oak is much stronger at the second sip, now with cocoa and a lot of chocolate.

    Departure: The first sip is quite short, the second time the oak beats: seasoning, cocoa, espresso with dark malt, forest honey. It is drier but still very tasty and pleasant.

    Mhhh delicious malt, incredibly mild, tasty and fruity without being too lax. These wine barrels have done to me at the time simply, you can tell the bourbon barrel but also by the strong vanilla which fits great with the fruits.

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I quite like it overall, as the wine is present without completely overtaking.
    • Nose
      Soft notes of honey and ripe apple parts, red apple skin, as well as cinnamon and cloves. There's a touch of bung cloth, as well as Maraschino cherries and cocoa powder. The fruitiness remains the dominant aroma though.
    • Taste
      A nice viscosity and initial sweetness, highlighted by candied apricots, honey comb and fudge, as well as a touch of kirsch liqueur. It's also quite dry and there's a good amount of oak tannins here.
    • Finish
      Drying and spicy. Mocha and nutmeg.

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