- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 18-year-old
22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.54 points
- 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.
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.
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.
Medium to long, initially a bit bitter. The bitterness vanishes and it gets sweeter. At the same time but very dry in the mouth.
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.
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.
Long, sherry-toned, nutty, dried fruit, cocoa, mint and a hint of distant smoke.
- Liked, but for 18 weak.
- I expected more, but then again, I was already slightly disappointed in the 12yo non-chillfiltered.
Citrus, oranges, limes – very Bourbon at heart at first nosing. New carpet? Quite herbal as well, with gingerbread and dried figs.
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.
Medium-short. Sweetness remains, with some caramel and sultanas.