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Overall rating
85.53/100
votes
155
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000299298190
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 118.61

38 × in wishlist

155 × member ratings

411 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 18-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.53 points

  1. peej84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. whiskyd scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. Krisladdich scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A great nose that raises expectations. Taste and finish can not quite live up to expectations. Nevertheless, a nice, great edible 18-year-old if you want lighter sherry notes.
    • Nose
      Very intense start of caramel. In addition raisins, dried plums. Slightly nutty, hazelnuts and almonds. Then a nice spice and then something brightening, like caramel pudding.
    • Taste
      Nutty, fruity and then a bit too bitter. One notices the wood from the 18 years, but also that refill was used, because the fruit is not as strong presented in the taste as in the nose.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, initially a bit bitter. The bitterness vanishes and it gets sweeter. At the same time but very dry in the mouth.

  4. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Begins sherrytönig and spicy. Vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa and delicate fruitiness of orange and cherry. Nuts, mint, meaty malty and polished oak. Later a bit more syrupy with walnuts, brown sugar and caramelised pear.
    • Taste
      Soft. Spicy-crispy onion, dark chocolate, vanilla, pepper, allspice, nutty sherry, cherries and a fresh-opened box of menthol cigarettes. Overall, tight and tightly structured.
    • Finish
      Long, sherry-toned, nutty, dried fruit, cocoa, mint and a hint of distant smoke.

  5. Shalfei scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Liked, but for 18 weak.

  6. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I expected more, but then again, I was already slightly disappointed in the 12yo non-chillfiltered.
    • Nose
      Citrus, oranges, limes – very Bourbon at heart at first nosing. New carpet? Quite herbal as well, with gingerbread and dried figs.
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival, moderately oily, and full of caramel. Cointreau, and artificial sweetener – something I actually cannot stand in Soda or mixed beers (Radler or Alster here in Germany), as it always induces a kind of bitterness for me, that is not reminiscent of oak. Gooseberries, and dates elevate the palate again however. 
    • Finish
      Medium-short. Sweetness remains, with some caramel and sultanas.

  7. peatmonster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. славон scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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