Aberlour 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
new label (2010)
Added on
02 jan 2012 11:11 pm

Average value

€ 118.81

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35 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Aberlour 18-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.79 points.

  1. Eifelmalt75 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A mediocre malt that made me a little disappointed. The smell is still very pleasantly soft and round with hints of orange and chocolate. On the palate, it is initially mild and oily, with the swallowing and the departure dominated only one thing: the bitterness of the oak. Otherwise, unfortunately, I can not taste much, the bitterness is too dominant.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      75 75

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  3. Matt80 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Stewed prunes, sherry soaked raisins, cinnamon, a touch of oak creeps in around the edges.

      With water - much fruitier with more sherry and walnuts.
    • Taste
      Dates, Christmas cake, those sherry soaked raisins, a little okay, black pepper.

      With water - less of a sherry influence, a touch of mint, maybe a candy cane peppermint to continue the seasonal theme.
    • Finish
      Quite a long finish. The pepper comes to the forefront.

      With water - a minty almost menthol aftertaste. Shorter finish.

  4. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "There was an Aberlour 18 on the market for a spell several years ago,
    aged in sherry casks, that I really enjoyed. Now we have this new 18
    year old expression. There are big shoes to fill, and this whisky fills
    them quite nicely. Once again, the sherry is prominent throughout, with
    its lush fruit, velvety texture, and sweet demeanor. But it’s not
    cloying or sappy - the sherry blends in nicely with the rest of the
    flavors. Ripe orange, apricot preserve, peach cobbler, chocolate-covered
    caramel, and toffee, with a sprinkling of cinnamon and cocoa. Rich,
    silky smooth, satisfying finish. Very impressive. The Aberlour 18 year
    old’s reputation remains intact!"
    John Hansell Whisky Advocate Editor 91 Pts


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