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Aberfeldy 21-year-old

Overall rating
84.71/100
votes
249
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Casks; Refill Hogsheads;Sherry Butts
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Individual Bottle Numbers
Bottle code
L15341ZA000 0939
Barcode
5000277003563
Added on
13 Dec 2014 4:11 pm by z-imaging
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 153.45

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249 × member ratings

669 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 21-year-old

56 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.71 points

  1. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The smoke surprises me a little. I would not have thought. The nose is complex and very beautiful. Perhaps one or two percent of alcohol would have done well in the mouth. Still, he's good.
    • Nose
      The first Aberfeldy and the 21 year old. I'm curious. The color in the snifter is a dark straw gold. Slowly thick legs form from the oily rim on the glass, which leisurely steer downwards. OK. Interesting. Perfumed soap that smells of flower meadows. I don't have any classic Sherry notes at first. The alcohol is not at all in the foreground, you can stick your nose deep into the glass and nothing burns in it. The first fruits come after the flower meadow. Red ripe apples are in the foreground, behind it is a sweetness. Now the flower meadow is moving towards the heath association, similar to what I had in my nose with the HP 12 and also a little with the Glen Garioch 12y. After the first sip, I think I have a very, very light smoke note in the nose. The orange notes appear more behind it, this could be the sherry barrel influence.
    • Taste
      Nice first oily mouthfeel. A sweetness at the beginning, the heather swings with your nose. Then comes a peppery spiciness that ends in oak. In the front of the teeth, the mouth becomes a little drier. The next sip I have the smoke here too, a balanced mouthfeel between sweetness and spiciness.
    • Finish
      The oak that I had in my mouth at the end also moves down the palate. At the very end, I feel like I notice a little smoke. Can this be? Now the second time, a delicate dark chocolate is added that lasts a little longer.

  2. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Tasted together with the 12yo. Also a nice summer dram. Good to show in a Einsteigertasting with the 12er the influence of storage time. But this does not kick me unfortunately.
    • Nose
      The 21 year old smells like a logical continuation of my little brother. The honey is darker and goes towards orange blossom honey. The fruits are darker and the peach is joined by a few raisins. The flower meadow is now in full bloom and the smell heavier.
    • Taste
      Here, too, the (almost) decade helps more in the barrel. What has unfortunately remained is the wateriness. The mouth continues the impressions from the nose, no surprising new flavors. Only here comes a spiciness that I ascribe to the influence of the barrel. 3% more would certainly do him good.
    • Finish
      a bit longer than the twelve-year-old but still short. Malty and minimal astringent oak spicy.

  3. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    So I was already disappointed. Isn't really an increase to the 12 y. The whisky is fine and definitely delicious in the garden in the summer, but something like that doesn't work with the price. Thin, watery and unfortunately not very complex.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Full load of apples, heather, honey and citrus. Otherwise there is not much going on, but it smells very appealing.
    • Taste
      79 79
      very flat and watery, not nice at all. Here too, apple, light spice and citrus in the mouth, sweet.
    • Finish
      78 78
      short and not very intense. Minimal oak

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. RomanRekin scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    40 °! What a pity! It is drunk without worry, it's nice if you like water with a little taste of scotch.
    Nothing to say about the presentation, will please those who receive it as a gift, at least until they taste it.

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  8. Stef89 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Actually quite tasty and above all quite full-bodied for the 40%.
    However, it has little variety of flavors to offer and they are relatively flat.

    For the price? No thanks.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Actually a nice bourbon barrel nose. Cereals, cookies, shortbread.
      Some citrus fruits and then fresh cereals.
      A slight alcohol bite, actually. It's not nice with an otherwise mild malt.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The start is not bad for 40% and the mouth is filled. A nice note of forest honey comes through. Herbs are in the honey. Orange zests and sweet pastries again.
      Yeast dough and shortbread are back.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is quite short and unspectacular. The oak comes across quite uneasily. A slight bitterness resonates. Otherwise there is a nice sweetness and the orange zest.

  9. dramidaris scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

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