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Aberlour can be found in the heart of Speyside in the village Charlestown of Aberlour, between Craigellachie in the north and Glenallachie in the south, along the A95. The 10 Year Old is their entry malt and a blend of both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The whisky is very successful in France (where unfortunately, during my last vacation, I heard a shop owner mispronounce the name completely). Aberlour rhyms with ‘hour’, not ‘moor’. I tried it as an aperitif at a local restaurants about a month ago.
The nose is sweet and reminds me of a combintation of orange licqueur and honey. A hint of nuts and some spices. Not a lot going on (read: not complex), but very pleasant all the same.
On the palate, your tastebuds are not being put to the test. This malt is quaffable: fruity malt, clear sherry influence, but light body.
The finish is short and spicy.
As an aperitif, this is not a bad choice at all, especially if you order meat. Like I said: entry malt.