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Aberlour 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.46/100
votes
619
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry and bourbon casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2010)
Barcode
5000299298190
Added on
15 Aug 2010 9:50 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 125,15

88 × in wishlist

619 × member ratings

1470 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 18-year-old

139 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.46 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2014] Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 61,50 Euro in September, 2014.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. My notes state "without flaws and highlights".

  2. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This one is a little chameleon and full of surprises. I've never had such perfumed notes on a malt, and I'm not sure whether I like it or not. I'm curious how he tastes me next time.
    • Nose
      The very first nose is TRiTOP Mandarin / Orange (a rather artificially smelling syrup of the 70's). Real surprise number 1! After 5-10 minutes lavender soap rises suddenly in the nose ... fascinating ... so let it stand again. After about 15-20 minutes then finally a classic sherry malt nose, but a bright red and fruity: vanilla, milk chocolate, bright red fruit, tangerine skin and leather
    • Taste
      The first sip is a sparkling blend of Fanta and Earl Gray tea. The second sip develops into sherry: vanilla, whole milk chocolate, strawberries, raspberries, light cherries, cherries, redcurrants, mandarin and orange peel. The third sip transforms the whole milk into dark chocolate, then into oily viscous mocha with Brazil nut. Vanilla and a lot of nutmeg go into white pepper, the spice is added with each sip more ...
    • Finish
      medium-length, tangerines and oranges, raspberries, mocha, nutmeg, towards the end again the irritating mixture of Earl Gray tea / bergamot oil and soapy lavender ...

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    On the nose: glue, spice, cinnamon, sherry then it stings at once, probably due to the opening of a new bottle!
    On the palate, the feeling of an old hooch, return of leather, wood, a little wax, no chocolate (I will have to re-add it several times!), Then the old-fashioned, maderised fruits stand out!
    In the final, the fruits explode little by little on a spicy background!

    Disappointed by a simple finish, flat and not very long, asks to be retested.

    retested:

    more fruit in the mouth and a finish that continues after on the same notes, but final so longer!
    • Nose
      malt, spices, sweetness on caramel, a little fruit on tangerine
    • Taste
      cooked fruit, in a compote, spices, wood, dark chocolate, malt
    • Finish
      woody, caramelized, velvety, creamy and spicy!

  4. craide scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Great soft creamy paints. Typical sherry sweetness, everything harmonizes beautifully. Pleasant pleasing standard paints due to the new pricing policy falls slightly. Not in the taste!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Slight sherry sweetness, more honey sweetness.
      Peach Oranges come out, you notice nothing of the alcohol. Rear herb garden with some oak.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dark fruits, sweet, full of flavor. Occupy the whole mouth. Goes over in milk chocolate slightly pleasant peppery note,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Aisle finish with oak subtle vanilla, is slightly spicy towards the end,
      But falls off in the finish ...

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Certainly a delicious malt. For me, however, a little too tasty. Nothing that I really need a bottle of.

  6. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    For me, this malt is completed. Do not know what I should miss here. He has absolutely met my taste and is very mature and ready.
    The scent is just heavenly
    • Nose
      Sweet, ripe fruit; Sherry; the production of saliva begins with the smell; there was oak for a while, but it's gone again; is that honey? Or caramel? He just smells absolutely gorgeous; For a short while, citrus tingles through (difficult for me to classify, lemon / lime, or orange peel?) After the first sip, this note is clearly more present for me. Would put her in sour orange
    • Taste
      Boa, he is full and voluminous. Sherry, fruit mix (ripe caramelized pear?); then comes a beautiful, round oak. But no bitter oak. I think she fits very well, but does not interfere. The existing sweetness is difficult for me to classify (a mixture of honey, malt and caramel?) It often changes back and forth. Madness. Does the sweetness carry a touch of heather? I still have a hard time distinguishing between malt and heather. Is very close together for me.
    • Finish
      Medium and mild. Later he warms, but gently. He gets slightly harsh (but pleasant, his mouth does not contract completely). The fruit remains hanging in the finish. Malt / heather (in the meantime I would rather assign it to the malt) keeps coming through

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The "Gentleman Dram" by Aberlour!
    Unfortunately meanwhile quite expensive!
    • Nose
      sweet sherry flavors, fruits (orange, pear), dark chocolate, oak;
    • Taste
      pleasantly soft and mild, a lot of sherry, ripe sweet fruits, oak, spice, hazelnuts;
    • Finish
      medium-length, harmonious finish with fine spice;

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Balanced, round, sherry, but rather discreet. Good, but a little boring.

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