The fantastic and always popular Aberlour 12 Year Old, matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks, now in a very pleasant Gift Box, bottled at 40% abv.
The 12 year-old expression is a fine example of how the distinctively crisp, citrus character of Aberlour’s raw spirit is deftly softened by double cask maturation. Traditional oak and seasoned Sherry butts are both used to great effect, as the mellowed spirits within are combined to deliver a subtly balanced flavour.
Aberlour is a distillery of Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, in Aberlour, Strathspey, Scotland, at the confluence of the rivers Lour and Spey near Ben Rinnes. James Fleming, son of a local tenant farmer built Aberlour Distillery in 1879 and he produced whisky from 1880 onwards until his death at the age of 65 in 1895. Fleming is buried opposite the distillery at the village cemetery. Robert Thorne & Sons bought the distillery and ran it until 1921. In 1921, Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd sold the distillery to W. H. Holt & Sons, a brewery near Manchester. In 1945 S. Campbell & Sons Ltd bought the distillery. In 1975 Pernod Ricard acquired Campbell Distilleries, and they joined with Chivas Brothers in 2001 forming a portfolio of 17 distilleries. In 2002, a new, modernized visitor centre was opened.
|Chivas Brothers Ltd (Pernod Ricard)||1879||active||Link||Link|
|Bottling serie:||Double Cask Matured|
|Age:||12 years old|
|Strength:||40.0 % Vol.|
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|Cask Type:||Double Matured in Oak and Sherry Casks|
Nose: Soft and rounded, with fruity notes of red apple.
Palate: A fine sherried character, balanced with rich chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and ginger spiciness.
Finish: Warming and lingering – sweet and slightly spicy.