Aberlour 2012 – 7 year old
54% ABV Cask No. 800914
Bourbon Hogshead (7 years 6 months)/Portuguese Red Wine (Madeira Barrique; 4 months)
Late Summer Sunset
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.
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.
Lasting and warming with a smooth, creamy sherry notes, soft wood and a touch of salt.