Aberlour 2012 – 7 year old

54% ABV Cask No. 800914

Cask Type

Bourbon Hogshead (7 years 6 months)/Portuguese Red Wine (Madeira Barrique; 4 months)

Colour

Late Summer Sunset

Nose

A fragrant Granola sweet toasted barley together with the spicy vanilla from the Bourbon cask and the succulent fruitiness from the Portuguese wine cask are held in a halo of oak tannins. Young and vibrant. Hints of riverbank flowers and heather in bloom balance beautifully with the Portuguese wine overture.

Palate

Fresh, vibrant and absolutely delicious. For such a young spirit, what it lacks in maturity it makes up for in personality and given its age, the oak defers to the quality of the distillate and the wine overture closes the show beautifully with the warmth and mellowness of its birthplace.

Finish

Lasting and warming with a smooth, creamy sherry notes, soft wood and a touch of salt.