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As the label claims, this Aberlour was finished on specially selected sherry cast, after the initial maturation period on traditional bourbon casks.
The nose is warm, sweet and dark. Some raisins, tangerines, sugar cane but mostly stewed apricots. No, make that apricot marmalade. On warm puff paste. The whole is sprinkled with some cloves and cinnamon.
The attack is rather light. On the palate, it turns a bit more spicy and the sherry takes hold. A slight nuttiness is joined by warm fruit cake. It lacks some body, though. It is almost watery.
On the rather short finish, fruit is again the high note. The dried version, I think.
This whisky is not earth shattering, but very quaffable and accessible for the lovers of sherry matured whisky. A good step up from the regular 10 Year Old. Around 42 EUR.