Aberlour 14-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask Matured
Stated Age
14 years old
American Oak Casks & Sherry Oak Casks
Batch 0003
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Deed No. 22
Bottle code
Added on
13 oct 2021 10:57 pm by Knie

Average value

€ 56.33

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Whisky reviews for Aberlour 14-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.41 points.

  1. KB201 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Dangerously "sweet"
    The 14-year-old Aberlour Double Cask is partly stored in conventional oak and sherry casks. After maturation, the malts are married together. This gives this Aberlour its concise fruitiness.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh, fruity, very inviting. Dark dried fruits, sweet fruits and berries. Vanilla sweet but also a bit spicy.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Round and soft with caramel, berry jam and spices.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, mild, sweet and slightly spicy, with a fine wood note at the end.

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  3. Emperor69 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Aberlour 14 YO Double Cask Matured

    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: Aberlour Distillery (Pernod Ricard)
    Region: Speyside
    Fortress: 40%
    Volume: 1000 ml (Duty Free)
    Batch number: Batch 0003
    Bottling date: 06/10/2021
    Barrel type: American Oak Casks & Sherry Oak Casks
    Age: 14 years old
    Filtration: yes
    Dye: present

    Nose. Blueberry jam, fresh blueberries grated with sugar, dried cherries, light raisins, orange marmalade, dried apples, apricot, peach, mango, shortbread, vanilla gum, mint, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, dry branches. A fruity-berry cocktail that pairs well with richness of spices, slight woody influences and still young, lively malt notes.

    Taste. A little sweetness of caramel, orange marmalade, malt, sourness of wild berries, mint freshness and slightly excessive bitterness from grapefruit pulp, nutmeg, cloves, ginger. The body is very liquid, not to say that even watery, no oiliness, creaminess is not felt. I would begin to sin on the excessive reduction of water to 40%, but, strangely, this does not harm the 12-year-old release at all and it seems to taste more complex and balanced, here the spices “pull the whole blanket over themselves” and fill the entire space of taste, making it faded and sharp.

    Aftertaste. Medium duration. More interesting taste. Raisins, dried apricots, dried orange, spices.

    Outcome. In general, a normal whisky, but I would not say that it is somehow superior to 12 YO Double Cask Matured or Casg Annamh (and even more so 12-year-old Sherry Cask, which is no longer produced - I have not tried other Aberlour releases yet), alas), despite a more respectable declared minimum aging age and, it seems, the same set of barrels. Interesting aromatics promised us the same rich, rich taste, but in reality it turned out to be rounded, but emasculated, simple, watery, shifted towards spices. In general, I liked less than other releases of Aber and from the age of 14 I expected more composure, and it’s not to say that I don’t like some spicy things, but here it’s by and it’s not entirely clear why it is needed, because there are many more tasty things from the same Spacehouse for less money. But, perhaps, he will find his admirer. From me

    Rating: 82 out of 100.

  4. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Seems a little tacky, but overall a good intermediate release between the initial 12 year old and the more solid 18 year old release.

    Kyiv, Whisky Dram 2022

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Blackberries, blueberries, wild berry jam, apricot, peach, mango, passion fruit, caramel, nuts, in between there are also a few floral notes, a few grasses, a bit of wood
    • Taste
      Blackberries, blueberries, some cardboard, caramel, some grapefruit

  6. Thatch scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Phew, the first sip has rarely been so deceptive. The first sip was delicious! But then things went downhill rapidly. Not to be enjoyed, nor recommended as an after-work dram.
    The nose is sweet but flat, the taste is the same and the finish is boring, short and metallic.

  7. notesofmalt scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Aberlour 14 years, Double Cask Matured, Batch 3, 40% alc. Original bottling (2021). Ageing: Bourbon and Sherry casks

    Nose: Fruity, creamy, elegant. Pastries with sweet orange marmalade, lime blossom honey and malt. I also smell a little caramel and dried strawberries in the background. Also a hint of gummy bears and minimal cinnamon. Overall a mild/sweet impression.

    Palate: Sweet and quite a thin mouthfeel, not to say watery. After the nose, however, I had expected a certain creaminess. Again the dried strawberries, plus currants and oranges, light cinnamon spice, menthol and nutmeg.

    Finish: Medium length, fruity, cedar, oak and cinnamon. The wood then remains a little longer with a delicate bitterness.

    Conclusion: Unfortunately, I can't really see the added value to the 12-year-old Double Cask, on the contrary, the 14-year-old tasted here is even weaker and less aromatic on the palate. In the finish he tries to get the curve again, the nose, on the other hand, is beautifully fruity. 80/100 points (2022).


  8. Joint86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Simple yet enjoyable. Flowers, barberry, some cinnamon
    • Taste
      82 82
      Liquid. Caramel with bitterness
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium with oak bitterness

  9. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83


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