Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Stated Age
17 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
60.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 May 2012 1:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.00

4 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 1995 ANHA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great bang for the buck! Taste reminds me of a recent Strathmill 1974 joint bottling of the Daily Dram and TWA I had.
    • Nose
      Green apples, passion fruit, fresh, subtle.
    • Taste
      fruit bomb! oranges, very sweet but complex. Beautifully balanced, full of life. Definitely cask strength. Speyside style. I like it.
    • Finish
      Very long, some nuts, drying on soft spices.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2017]  Nice, drinkable - but nothing to remember in a week from now.  The nose is quite good, but the spirit itself is rather hot on the palate.  It does not really improve with water...

    There are loads of better Aberlours out there - so lucky me: I did not buy a bottle before trying this sample.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Powerful bourbon matured Aberlour with surprisingly big fruits! Interesting, but good.
    • Nose
      Surprisingly fruity. Vanilla, coconut, punch, chamomile tea, rum.
    • Taste
      Powerful. The oak comes well. Pepper and cinnamon. Honey and caramel next to fruits. Citruses.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, oaky, spicy.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This has a bitter note when neat that spoilt it a little, water got rid of the bitterness and it was quite pleasant but no depth of profile to speak of.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Loredan did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A frank whisky from the necklace. Without water, it only scratches the flavors but remains promising. The addition of water reveals a slightly higher complexity but not as much as hoped while reducing its elegance. The imbalance starts in the mouth with this spicy power and continues in the final where the sweetness quickly fades. The nose is his strong point. Full tasting here: http://www.whiskyandco.net/aberlour-19952012-17yo-606-cask-913-anam-na-h-alba/

  6. Volanne scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very enjoyable Speysider. Balance is incredible once you know this one reaches 60%.

    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Soft and slightly apricoty at first nosing. Then, very strong notes of herbal tea. Lime-blossom tea, or camomile? Just pick up your own favorite. "Chlorophyll" chewing-gum. Much more intriguing than I would have thought at first.
    • Taste
      Gets oakier now. And even more enjoyable. The wood brings some spices, but everything's under control. Just a hint of cinnamon, and a nice pinch of grey pepper. And a nice honeyed sweet and sour winey combo that reminds me of the very best zabaglione.
    • Finish
      Gets drier, with a lively touch of bitter orange.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I would compare it
    with the Aberlour 16 Year Old Mac Bolle, but at cask strength. Suspiciously quaffable. Card players whisky. Dram 242
    (thanks for the sample) sells it for 73 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is light and
      fresh, on white fruit like apples and pears, but also gooseberries and a soft,
      exotic touch of peach. A hefty helping of caramel makes it honeysweet and
      slightly creamy. Somethink metallic as well, as if it was poured from a can. A
      light touch of liquorice and, finally, some agrum.
    • Taste
      Despite the high ABV,
      it smoothly glides over the tastebuds. Very fruity with loads of agrum, now,
      but also violets (the purple candy). Caramel again with mild spices: liquorice,
      ginger, pepper. Does not need water at all, but bears it easily. It will then
      turn a nice bittersweet as if infused with grapefruit and tonic.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium
      in length (I had expected it to be much longer with such an ABV) and dies on a bittersweet

  8. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I loved.

    Tasted in blind under the WDTS
    • Nose
      First very special nose on wood glue and solvent. After aeration, nice notes of plum jam and vanilla emerge. The solvent is still present but remains in the background without ever being unpleasant. After a long aeration, it smells strong strawberry jam. I had until now, felt this, only in a Glengoyne 1972. Some spices and a little coconut in the background. You could almost think that it's actually an old grain ..
    • Taste
      concentrated and powerful. confit
    • Finish
      long on spicy hints.

  9. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A delicious whisky for a great price! (My review after a blind tasting).
    • Nose
      Warm fruit and subtle sweetness. The nose has an older smell (dusty) despite his age of 17. Tones of pine cones as well after some time
    • Taste
      Rich, fruity and delicious tingling by the alcohol.
    • Finish
      Long and warm with some licorice at the end.


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