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Aberfeldy 21 Year Old

Aberfeldy 21

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

23rd Apr 2020


Aberfeldy 21 Year Old
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This is the last scotch I had the opportunity to taste at the eponymous (and now defunct) Scotch Bar in Madrid (if you have read my reviews you might know I loved that secluded spot.) And it was in fact a suggestion on the side of one of the very knowledgeable barmen working there, who could always be trusted. Alas, I'll miss that joint.

OK, that much for nostalgia. Now, the review itself (jotted down in situ with a pen on a coaster, Nov. 2018 -for those who like details): color is amber, no oily streaks. Aroma is quite intense: pine needle, smoke, citrus (bergamot, orange peel), butterscotch. Pour some water and pineapple scents bloom.

Mouthfeel is warm and velvety, with a clear umami sip leading to a very smoky, citrus-ladden, long-lasting finish. And as only great scotchs do, this one is able to regenerate your inner mouth tissues, rather than burning them. A great feeling I have only experienced on a few occasions (for example over a dram of King George V, to name but one.)

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BlueNote commented

Sounds very nice. Would it benefit from a bit higher ABV?

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huineman commented

@BlueNote I'd say it would, but it's already formidable being as it is.

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