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Overall rating
85.53/100
votes
671
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 9:14 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 128,75

88 × in wishlist

671 × member ratings

1558 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 18-year-old

142 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.53 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. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: honey-sweet sherry, toffee, creamy-oily, candle wax, yummy juicy oranges with grated peel, clean, elegant, after the first sip the oranges become even more intense now also spicy wood in the background
    Taste: mild, delicate, very well integrated alcohol, honey sweetness with delicate-bitter fruitiness spread smoothly in the mouth, followed by a slight tingling which comes from the oak, certainly not from alcohol, light yet pleasant bitterness comes with the spice in the sooner short finish, very tasty
    Conclusion: The nose is far ahead, very seductive reminiscent of the intense orange note on Glenfarclas Edition No 20. Unfortunately, he bottled with 43%, at least 3% more would have done him good, it falls off for me on the palate noticeably against the Nose. A little weak and no dilution reserve to decode the fruit flavors in the sherry and not to dilute it.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Compared to the Aberlour 12, the nose of the 18s is less fruity, but more marked by darker and older wood notes. The taste of the Aberlour 18 is very mild and delicious. Fine wood and chocolate flavors harmonize perfectly and are reflected in the finish again. An extremely delicious whisky! I like it very, very much!
    • Nose
      Spicy woody aromas and rather restrained fruit dominate the first impression. Slowly, the fruit becomes more intense, creating a strong apricot aroma. Oranges are noticeable. Despite only 43% alcohol content, the alcohol is very dominant and tickles the nose. Spicy wood emerges, sweet fruit and vanilla flash over and over again through the dark wood.
    • Taste
      At first, a cool freshness dominates, before dark and spicy woody notes gloss over everything. A touch of nut aroma is created, very mild woody notes mingle with milk chocolate, a very pleasant aroma now dominates the taste. A touch of coffee ends the taste.
    • Finish
      Mild but spicy, the wood exudes a very pleasant aroma. Again, milk chocolate comes to the fore and gets more and more intense. At the end of the departure creates a fine walnut flavor.

  5. 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!

  6. amann1 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The 70cl was there in mid-2018 still under 60 €. He was an outstanding standard for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Yep. Also delicious. But would I pay more for this than for the 12cc NCF I had just before? Probably not, just a little more ....

    So I like that too, but never ever 100 € for the Buddel.

  8. Sandman23 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

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