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Aberfeldy 19-year-old

Overall rating
92.63/100
votes
109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Manager's Dram
Bottled
20.10.1991
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
61.3 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
04 Jun 2007 7:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1659,54

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Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 19-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.63 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2019] This is a worthy dram to enjoy while watching the Champions League final Liverpool vs. Tottenham, I think. Unfortunately, it is a very small sample only (1 cl) so I have to find a suitable successor after that, I am afraid...

    ...which might be very difficult because this Aberfeldy is truly great stuff. It was a perfect pick by the "Manager" or whoever selected the casks - a beautiful old school sherry maturation with an old style highland malt profile and no flaws or imbalances at all.

    And I did find a successor in my sample library that can match this excellent dram, most probably: WB id 14120...
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is very dark at mahogany and the nose offers an adorable old style sherry profile without any off-notes or imbalances. The Aberfeldy malt is still detectable beside the bold sherry aromas as are the very appropriate wooden notes. This is a heavy sherry maturation nose at its best!
    • Taste
      94 94
      The taste is nicely layered on all the old school sherry and malty flavours I can think of. The malt adds an interesting old style Highland profile with lots of grassy, waxy and oily impressions. The sherry is leathery, herbal, nutty with raisins, plums and orange peels. After some chewing tasty chocolatey notes pop up before the spices and herbs add a bitter layer again. Wow, what a great movie on my palate - without any moments of boredom let alone flaws...
    • Finish
      93 93
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and the dram instantly coats the whole of the mouth with a creamy texture. The finish is long and vanishes in slowly fading waves. One of them is rather malty-waxy while another one repeats the fine chocolates of the taste. Again, no distracting moments here. I did not use water on this tiny sample...

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    The nose suggested a dry sherry monster but surprisingly it was very fruity with a good sweetness on the palate - overall very good!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lots of old and rather dry sherry wood, dates but no plums, hints of leather, spices, nutmeg, dark chocolate - very good
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very punchy, oily, liquorice, good sweetness, dried fruits, now with plums, figs, coffee, chocolate, good sherry wood (not old wood), more spices - great!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, warm, little more sherry wood but not drying too much, still some fruitness left

  3. Ivynor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A whisky that is full of sight. The finish is set back but the nose and mouth are excellent. For sherry lovers. Thanks to Tomy for this discovery!
    90+ / 91-
    • Nose
      Very immediately very sherry on nuts, dark chocolate, coffee. Alcohol is well integrated. The nose develops a certain welcome freshness, with some notes of citrus. The wood spices are very present.
    • Taste
      Alcohol always well integrated. No OBE. It's expressive, lively, rather dry. We find substantially the same things as in the nose, with coffee and cocoa. The nose suggested something a little sweet but not too much.
    • Finish
      Very woody, spicy, with cocoa, lots of coffee. Alas, the bitterness of the wood is a little too present and makes the final drying.

  4. tomy63 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Dark amber color, nose a little closed at the opening of the sample, quite woody, chocolate, coffee, raisins, leather, tobacco, lacks a little fruit. The mouth brings just this fruity side, especially with a few drops of water, powerful, dry, woody, on leather, coffee, but also fig, mandarin, plum, spices (cloves). Long finish, dry, woody, spicy. If the mouth is great, it lacked a bit of fruit in the nose and the final to be an exceptional whisky.

  5. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    【First】: dark reddish amber like black tea (+) strawberry jam (+) animal fatty acid (leather) (++) sharp alcohol sensation (+++) apricot giant peak sugar and soy sauce momentum and complexity [Middle]: thick body thick (+) burnt wheat (leather feeling behind) blueberry jam (+) sweetness reasonable fig cacao chocolate wafers 【Finish】: Nose omission priority (+++) Milk chocolate Anky astringent (+) Tea (+) burnt oat sense firmly (+) roast solid firm coffee almond pistachio salt and astringent tongue sharp toe Stimulation http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=4334

  6. tebond968 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Aberfeldy 19y Manager's Dram, 61.3%, OB botteled 20/10/1991, sherry cask - Highland - 92/100
    Blissful 'dirty' nose. By 'dirty' I mean something towards the smell of a wrung out mop. And for the sake of clarity, this is not a let down, on the contrary, I love it! Then nuts. And charcoal. Very complex, but especially very tasty. On the taste again nuts, and fruit. Citrus. Sweet (honey). Does not need water despite its alcohol percentage. A long, delicious aftertaste on fruit and smoke. Top whisky! http://onversneden.com/2008/06/16/managers-dram/

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