The nose is surprisingly young. I get sweet malt, peanuts and patato skins. It has a weird umami edge to it and it does not convince me from the start. Let me give it some time. The nuts evolve towards the roasted variety, but then a sour edge emerge that is not to my liking. Aniseed? Pine needles? Hmm, not off to a good start.
The body is okay, but again the fruit (peach?) is overpowered by that sour edge. Lemon arrives. Loads of spices with salt & pepper in the lead. Oak. It becomes somewhat astringent, something that I would never expect from an Aberlour.
The finish burns a little before nestling itself in the throat. But the fruit never really shines through.
A strange selection. Not my cup of tea. Just under 60 EUR.