Sweet - vanilla and caramel. But there's also lots of malt on this one and a bit of oak. Finally a good dose of sherry and fruit - raisins and blackcurrants and even a touch of citrus.
Again that vanilla and fruit (raisins and blackcurrants). Very sweet to start but after awhile the oak comes through adding a little bitterness and some mild spice.
Nutty and drying then sweet with fruit and honey.
Often described as an entry level whisky this is certainly a good starting point for those new to single malts and it's a good solid Speyside. Sweet with lots of fruit but a touch of oak and spice to temper that. You can pick this up in the region of £25 - £30 usually, sometimes even less if it's on offer. At that price I really can't fault it and if you want something easy to drink and sweet, but with a touch more complexity than your basic Bourbon's at the same price than you can't go wrong with this.
@GentlemanGrimm, thanks for your nice restrained review. If you read through the years and years of previous Connosr Aberlour 10 reviews you will see that a few of us believe strongly that Aberlour 10 is grossly undervalued as to its quality. The fact that a whisky may be inexpensive, easy to find, and relatively mild in flavour leads many to dismiss it. Aberlour 10 is basic barley-malt whisky. Many many malt whisky buffs get bored by just barley, oak, and just a little wine influlence. I do not get bored by barley-flavoured whisky, if the barley-malt tastes great.
While Aberlour 10 is easy to find and inexpensive in the UK, it is almost impossible to find in the USA...so the US Aberlour 10 fans tend to value it rather highly. I can buy Aberlour 12 or 16 yo any day of the week here, but I much prefer to drink the much less expensive but non-existent Aberlour 10 yo. Truth be told, I love the Aberlour 10 yo, and don't really much like Aberlour 12 or 16 yo. I've never bought a bottle of Aberlour 12 or 16 and probably never will. I do expect, though, to one day replace that one bottle of Aberlour 10 yo which @pudge72 helped to get me in Canada.
I have a bottle of 10 and I'd make it available to you but sadly I paid $15 less than the current list price for it and it's bottled at 43% instead of 40% so you probably wouldn't be interested...
Interestingly, the (?newer?) bottling of 700 cc at 40% is more expensive at the LCBO than the older 40% 750cc bottling...