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Aberlour 2000 MoS

Overall rating
81.06/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
46% series
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 15050
Number of bottles
318
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2015 6:59 pm by The Pied Piper
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57,13

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 2000 MoS

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.06 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    AstringentThe autumn release of Malts of Scotland has arrived. That means work for me. I will open the debates with the first Aberlour from this bottler in their so-called ‘46’-series. You have guessed it: the malt is cut to the drinking strength of 46% ABV. I am sure this was a refill bourbon hogshead, for it is the palest Aberlour I have ever seen.

    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.

  2. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    One should not be fooled by the quasi-nonexistent color. Nose and finish know to convince, only the entrance looks a bit youthful. A nice summer whisky.
    • Nose
      Immediately incredibly sweet and citrusy, very reminiscent of an iced caipirinha, vanilla pudding, freshly cut grass and some caraway. Fresh and summery.
    • Taste
      Sweetness, soft alcohol, white pepper, hui, burns quite nicely for 46%, again fresh lemon, then cotton candy and some freshly baked Williams.
    • Finish
      not too short, goes over in crème brûlée, no disturbing oak.

  3. The Macallan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A nice ex-bourbon cask version of Aberlour
    • Nose
      Spirity, malt, fruity, sweet and macadamia nuts
    • Taste
      Woody, pinewood, mellow and fruity
    • Finish
      Tingling, nutty, spicy and again macadamia nuts

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