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Sunday, 25 November 2012

ABERLOUR 1996 16YO SHERRY CASK - DISTILLERY BOTTLE YOUR OWN

Aberlour Distillery does some great tours - although only 2 per day - at 10.00am and 2pm. The whisky connoiseur tour is obviously the 'Founder Tour' which includes both tastings paired with chocolates, new spirit experience and whisky drawn from the cask - Last time I did the tour it lasted close to 3 hours! Price is £25... at the end of the tour you also get the opportunity to fill your own Aberlour expression, which leads me - as in the previous review- to the next whisky.

This second bottle your own Aberlour is probably the closest you will get to the A'bunadh style - although this is a single cask - but still cask strength which is a huge plus, of course...

Aberlour 1996 (04.03.1996) 16yo 58,3% 1st fill sherry cask#2987, Distillery - Bottle your own 26.08.2012

Nutty brown/Oloroso

Nose:
Dried fruits, sweet creamy chocolate, orange liqueur, hint of coffee with milk. Gets more winey with time and a clear cut oloroso sherry style shows itself. Think extra matured A'bunadh here and your close.

Taste:
Dark rum style sweetness, the creamy chocolate is very present along with a natural malt sweetness, fruitcake and figs in caramel sauce and cooked apples.

Lovely - especially if you have a sweet tooth!

88/100!

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