Aberlour 2011 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Stated Age
09 years old
Oloroso Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
11 nov 2020 11:36 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65.67

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46 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Aberlour 2011 CA

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.33 points.

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    From Cadenhead :
    • Nose
      Thick and oily, prunes, sticky toffee pudding.
    • Taste
      Fruit cake, plums, red apples.
    • Finish
      Strawberries and cream, sultanas, poached pears.

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  3. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Immerenga scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    N: The nose is rather closed off. Yes, there´s the typical sweet sherry notes but that´s about it

    M: Here again, rather a closed off entry. I guess I´ll give it some water for once...

    Sadly the water doesn´t really change that much... We´ll see on another evening then

  5. Luigisim scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Simple, intense sherry dram.
    • Nose
      A little alcohol tingles the nose slightly. Even before the first sip, it smells like a thick and oily dram. Heavy dark sweetness. Pickled plums.
      After the first sip, milk chocolate is added.
    • Taste
      Strong but not too spicy start. Taste matches the nose. Sweet plums. Caramel. Overall rather smooth impression.
    • Finish
      Raisins. Medium length.

  7. kanpai79 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    After a stunning sample of the CA Aberlour for Taiwan https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/149442/aberlour-08-year-old-ca (90 points) this time a big bottle of the most recent one.

    Nose wise this seems to be from the same family which leads me to think that the WB #149422 was finshed, too. Though this one here is not nearly as good. The nose is its best feature, with a very modern oloroso profile, but taste and finish seem not to fit the shoe size. This is angrier, i.e. more spicy and less layered and less subtle. It turns slightly bitter, maybe even woody. Hm, tanniny? It has nothing to do with a classic straight sherry maturation of old time, so instead of an olde English Club with its complex atmoshere, you are rather in a barren modern concrete building with seating furniture of the same material.
    I am increasingly dissapointed with the Cadenhead finishes of late - just the taste buds of an old fart, I guess. But I hope everyone else will enjoy...

    PS: not a swimmer inho.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Whiskybilly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic, flawless sherry barrel. The distillate is not complex, but the fruity, powdered sugar notes are fun.

    A good example of what a top barrel can do from a simple whisky.


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