Aberlour 12 Year Double Cask Matured
Aberlour // Highlands, Scotland
Aged in a combination of American oak ex bourbon barrels and ex Sherry casks, the Double Cask Matured is an overlooked whisky in this category. By owning such little known Scotch brands such as The Glenlivet and Chivas Regal perhaps it is difficult for Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division to shine the spotlight on Aberlour. It's time has arrived.
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-Oloroso Sherry
"This is a slow to get going whisky, but once it has an opportunity to sit in the glass for just a minute, it really opens up. The dark sherried notes come through on the nose, but also checking in for a visit are honey, orange peels, and cooked apples. Some dark chocolate and cinnamon appear and chewy oak tannins arrive fashionably late to the party. "