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Aberlour 19 Year Old 1990 Malts of Scotland

Apple Pie

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

11th Nov 2011

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This whisky is 19 years old, but of a whole different calibre than the Signatory version I recently tasted. Very sherried, to say the least, judging by the beautiful bronze colour. The German Indie Malts of Scotland released this in October 2009 already, but I had not released my notes on it yet. So here goes.

The nose is very sweet on caramel, sherry (doh!), apple pie, a touch of beeswax and woodsmoke. Some coffee and heather and loads of preserved fruits. Very complex.

The attack is spicy with a truckload of dark fruit: preserved raisins, blackberries, plums. Caramel, tobacco and especially licquorice make it bittersweet. Finishing touch is a pinch of white pepper.

The finish is soothingly warm and drying on oak.

Very decent stuff, that reminds me a lot of a’bunadh. I would call it ‘a’bunadh light’, but that has a negative ring to it, while I mean it as a compliment.

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@jwise
jwise commented

I love anything Aberlour: 12yr, 15yr, 16yr, 18yr, A'Bunadh, and yes, even the 10yr to some extent. ;) I would love to taste this expression. Thanks for the tasting notes!

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