Aberlour 15 Years Old Select Cask Reserve 0,7 l
The fantastic Speyside whisky Aberlour 15 Year Old Select Cask Reserve is the result of modern technologies and old traditions. Due to 15 years of sophisticated maturing processes this single malt developed a full and fragrant aroma.
Sherry and bourbon casks had a great impact so that the bouquet is compounded of malt, lots of sherry, sweet honey, raisins, vanilla, slight citrus notes and a slowly rising spiciness.
On the palate the dram starts a little spicier with notes of oak and a fine dryness. Nevertheless, the sweet parts of toffee, sherry, vanilla and honey as well as a tad orange balance the whole flavour and make the body become rich and complex.
The finish lasts long and turns into a pleasantly dry spiciness.
As all products of the Aberlour Distillery, the Aberlour 15 Year Old Select Cask Reserve fulfils a high quality standard and is therefore a great premium single malt Scotch.
Well-selected Scottish barley and clean water from nearby springs build the basis for the fantastic spirit. The long maturation period of 15 years is giving the whisky a very own character.
The whole phase is separated into two steps. At first, the distillate ages 14 years in ex-bourbon hogsheads or ex-sherry butts. Then the whiskies get married and finish during the last year in sherry casks.
By the way, the same team that produced the new make 15 years ago is now bottling and shipping the whisky.
The Aberlour Distillery received its name from the expression obar lobhair, which is Gaelic and means “The mouth of the chattering burn”.
It is already chattering since 1879, when James Flemming, a local farmer, built it close to the mountain Ben Rinnes. Just a short distance away runs the River Spey and the River Lour.
The latter was even responsible for the electricity at the distillery until the 1960s as the company used it to run a huge waterwheel.
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