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Overall rating
89.70/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
12.1963
Bottled
02.1991
Stated Age
27 years old
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Sep 2010 5:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 845.07

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 1963 CA

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.70 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This 1963 Aberlour is not going to be to everyone’s taste. It’s earthy to the point of seeming almost completely organic, and is largely devoid of sweetness – it’s a million miles away from what the current-day Aberlour is producing (generally heavily sherried, rich and fruity expressions). This bottling not only transports our taste buds to the Aberlour distillate of the 1960’s, but also presents it in a form where that spirit is allowed to shine. There’s no over-wrought oak here - things were simpler then. 

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/aberlour/aberlour-1963-27-year-old/
    • Nose
      Old, polished and a touch vegetal. We’re immediately greeted by heavy varnish and polished old wood, but behind this is a rather sooty, dunnage warehouse style profile that is a far cry from a modern, fruit-driven Aberlour. It’s highly earthy with damp soils and chalks – akin to a musty wine cellar. Boiled vegetables and overt nuttiness provide deeper complexity. Aged – yes, but behind the polished wood this is highly spirit-driven.
    • Taste
      Earthy, but now baring fruits. Soils and nuttiness and ancient rooty wood lead off again, but are now joined by some sweeter fruity elements – apples, apricots and peaches. There’s underlying grassiness here as well as some minerals – soot and coal dust – but there’s no peat or smoke here.
    • Finish
      Medium in length and delivering bitter oak and woody nuttiness. Quite drying at this point.

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