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Aberlour 15-year-old

Overall rating
82.37/100
votes
169
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask Matured
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Traditional Oak & Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
LKPJ0556
Barcode
5000299298329
Added on
10 Dec 2012 1:14 pm
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50,00

11 × in wishlist

169 × member ratings

466 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 15-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.37 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A nice all day malt.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Vanilla, orange, sherry, spicy oak, honey, caramel and fruits.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Fruits, oak, sherry, raisin, pepper and candied orange peel.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length, spicy, oaky, fruity.

  2. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    The entire review is available on mrbarleycorn.com
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very sweet, vanilla, oranges, raisins, woody, slightly nutty and a little coconut. Smells a little after Christmas time. Nice nose.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Very sweet again, crème brûlée, oranges, "Tropical" trail mix, slightly spicy, some dark chocolate with hints of mint. Much too thin for me and could well be filled with a few percent more. Overall, however, both types of cask come through nicely, without demanding the palate too much. Medium complexity.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, slightly bitter and dry. Traces of dark chocolate and light acid echo.

  3. D. Volkov scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    In general, very good. It is very strong in the aroma is the melon. But the taste is clearly behind
    • Nose
      Dates, melon, sherry, marmalade, caramel, vanilla
    • Taste
      Weaker than aroma, nuts, astringency, cherry stone, sherry, pomegranate, wood, slightly tarnished
    • Finish
      Astringent oak bitterness

  4. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Has a ripe and fruity flavor of cherries, peach, apricot and dried mango; later also oranges. Yeast dough, vanilla and sticky malty as well as fully ripe banana, almond milk and heather honey. Light floral reflexes. Over time banana bread with currant jelly and mint.
    • Taste
      Very light and almost thin. Slightly spicy onion of vanilla, cinnamon and pepper, cocoa, Black Forest cake and mint.
    • Finish
      In short, kirsch and cocoa.

  5. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: an even, honest, uncomplicated, but quite pleasant whisky. In my opinion, it is too dry and slightly tarnished in the aftertaste. Undoubtedly, I prefer this release to Aberlour 12 yo Sherry Cask.
    • Nose
      In the aroma notes of caramel, raisins, fresh bread, oak and spices are noticeable.
    • Taste
      The taste is filled with shades of almonds, candied fruit, orange and dry tannins.
    • Finish
      At the finish, malts, walnut tones, pepper, a bright honey-sherry note are felt and at the end obsessive, oak, astringent bitterness.

  6. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Aberlour 15 yo, Double Cask Matured, 40%
    Bottling serie: Double Cask Matured Casktype: Traditional Oak & Sherry Oak Casks In the aroma notes of caramel, raisins, fresh bread, oak and spices are noticeable. The taste is filled with shades of almonds, candied fruit, orange and dry tannins. At the finish, malts, walnut tones, pepper, a bright honey-sherry note are felt and at the end obsessive, oak, astringent bitterness. Conclusion: an even, honest, uncomplicated, but quite pleasant whisky. In my opinion, it is too dry and slightly tarnished in the aftertaste. Undoubtedly, I prefer this release to Aberlour 12 yo Sherry Cask. Rating: 83 (n21, t20, f20, b22)

  7. ApricotOne scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. славон scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. sUnRuLeR scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

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

  10. PeterCr scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Consistency in nose and taste and some interesting dynamics going on. But complexity is still not that high but again it's only a 15 yo still. Sherry is there in the raisins.Balance score = 23/25

    Total score = 81 pts
    • Nose
      Medium impact on the nose with some citrus (orange peel), roasted flavors (caramel) and a bit of spice (hints of vanilla).

      Nose score = 20/25
    • Taste
      Medium bodied, smooth sweet attack (dried fruits like raisins), roasted flavors (toffee/fudge, some nuts). Not overly complex but a bit more going on then the 12yo.

      Taste score = 20/25
    • Finish
      Medium long with some nice dynamics. Caramel, ending with some spice (pepper) and some wood (oak).

      Taste score = 19/25

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