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Aberlour 15-year-old

Overall rating
83.20/100
votes
258
Whiskybase ID
WB28757
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Select Cask Reserve
Bottled
25.04.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon+sherry finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKPJ 0283
Barcode
3047100004061
Market
fr France
Added on
31 Dec 2011 10:07 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 84.70

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258 × member ratings

785 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 15-year-old

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.20 points

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pretty nice to have a drink in between. But absolutely nothing special. The nose pleases with its fruitiness, but overall could tolerate more complexity. The alcohol is not optimally involved.
    • Nose
      sweet, orange, later malty and lemon balm
    • Taste
      sweet again with lemon balm, some cloves, relatively aggressive alcohol,
    • Finish
      medium length finish with some oak and spice

  2. tangtang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    very nice aroma combination. The aromas on the nose and finish are pretty much identical. A different, different flavor profile is evident on the palate.
    • Nose
      spicy, sweet, fruity, vanilla, caramel, chocolate. Then there are citrus fruits, orange, then alternating with plums, apricots, slightly nutty
    • Taste
      spicy, citrus fruits, orange, then peach and apricots, very fruity and less sweet than on the nose, later some herbs
    • Finish
      Soft start, now sweeter and fruity again, vanilla comes paired with a little chocolate, then comes caramel and light nuts at the end

  3. leeho scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Finn2206 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Nice well-rounded whisky

  5. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A really drinkable, fun, sherried malt which provides more complexity and finesse over its younger siblings without becoming complicated. Comparable to a solid Glenfarclas 15 and was priced accordingly. Unfortunately a special release no longer available and I would not pay collectors' prices for another bottle. But a really enjoyable midrange bottle as long as it lasted.

  6. John87 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Gweddry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sherry, dried fruit - plums, cruciferous, raisins, blueberries, forest honey, walnuts, caramel, vanilla fondue, red apple DILUTED: lighter, fresh honey and sweet flowers
    • Taste
      sweet, sparkling, sherry, dried fruit, spices, vanilla fondue, malt, honey, at the end a trace of bitterness DILUTED: lighter, fresh red fruit, vanilla
    • Finish
      long, red apple, sherry, vanilla, raisins, caramel, honey, fruit tea

  8. spritkopp scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nice, very sweet and pleasantly spicy
    • Nose
      very cute. Sweet orange, caramel, a little spice. Freshly sawn wood, alcohol pushes something, Bourbon barrel still clearly there, vanilla, sweet fruit
    • Taste
      at first it sizzles a bit, sweet, spicy, somehow chocolatey, creamy, lots of sweet fruit, oak spice
    • Finish
      spicy and sweet, long, warming.

  9. El Bastardo scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Whisky can also do without any fruitiness (and still be completely sweet). I like fruity whiskys just as much as the next one, and I don't always have to have it sweet. If you want to go back to "good old" grainy whisky without fruit, but still want it sweet instead of leathery and rough, you will find the right "crazy" combination here.
    "Qualitative" and by that I mean, for the sake of fun, the complexity due to the age, as expected, it is exactly between others with 12 years and others with 18 years. Slightly more complex than others with 12 but not as "continuous" as 18.
    Personally, I always find it fascinating (subjectively) that the jump from 12 to 15 is only a relatively small one in taste, but a jump from 15 to 18 is quite a big one. A new "animal" begins almost here.
    • Nose
      Really sweet. Primarily sweet as sugar, followed by a honey sweetness. For me, however, there is no trace of the maltiness that the manufacturer's description mentions. Neither weak, and certainly not strong.
    • Taste
      Still super sweet, but with a gust of spiciness. Primarily peppery, maybe a bit chili-like. Now there is also some maltiness in the pot.
    • Finish
      Sweetness decreases and seasoning becomes more dominant, along with increasing maltiness.

  10. Pa_G scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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