Aberfeldy 21 Year
John Dewar & Sons // Highlands, Scotland
Though the Aberfeldy Distillery has been producing whisky since 1898, the 21 Year bottling has only been around since 2005. Most of what is distilled here is used to produce Dewar's Blended Whiskies. In fact, other than the 12 year old, the 21 year is the only other distillery bottling on offer. The red squirrel on the label is to highlight the rare squirrels that inhabit the area surrounding Aberfeldy.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon & ex-Sherry
"Toasted malt and honey covered fruit take over on the nose. The sherry influence shines through on the nose and palate with dried fruits. Heathery and herbal notes are found as well. This 21 year is a bit more spicy and robust than the 12 year and has a small dose of char smoke at the end. This is a rich, luscious whisky with a long finish. "