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Aberlour 10 Year Old

Competent and affordable!

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cReview by @ckingphoto

29th May 2012

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  • Nose
    20
  • Taste
    19
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    80

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Very good whisky. I picked this up at the LCBO purely because of the price ($45 CAD) which is on the low side for scotch whisky single malts. The nose on this is great, christmas cake is what comes to mind first so we're talking dried fruits and alcohol. The arrival is paced and full flavoured with sherry, oak and it has a generous mouthfeel. Not very complex but it I didn't find myself sipping lots to feel satisfied. Sherry dominates and I'll say this openly, I'm not always a fan of the sherry casks. The finish is medium to long and I got a smoky surprise! Much invited! I didn't taste any peat.

It's obvious to compare this to a Macallan and while I've tried Macallan 10, it's about $15 more and definitely slightly more refined initially but I don't own a bottle so I can't fully comment.

Finally, toward the end of the bottle the mouthfeel thinned out but an delicious and welcomed tobacco note came through and stayed for the last 1/4 of the bottle!

Good whisky, I wouldn't say no to a dram but I won't buy it again because I don't fancy the sherried whiskies.

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