Aberlour Triple Cask Single Malt Whisky

Aberlour is a distillery of Speyside located in Aberlour, Strathspey, Scotland at the confluence of the rivers Lour and Spey near Ben Rinnes. Rather than boasting about the distinctive qualities of his single malt, Aberlour’s founder, James Fleming remained true to his family’s motto since the days of Robert the Bruce, ‘Let the deed show.’ The proof is in the drinking.
Aberlour’s truly unique taste is derived from two fundamentally important ingredients: pure, soft water of the Ben Rinnes and barley, grown within 15 miles of the distillery. Most of the variants are aged in American ex-bourbon casks, a standard for many single malts Aberlour also releases a range of malts that, after aging in bourbon casks, are finished in casks previously used to mature varieties of fortified wines or sherries, a method applied to appeal particularly to the French market.

This is a Triple Cask expression from Aberlour that has been matured in a combination of bourbon barrels, bourbon hogsheads and oloroso sherry casks.

    Nose:    Sherry, slightly nutty, slightly raisins, some young malt, vanilla, bananas.

    Taste:    Oily, full, round, sherry, oak.

    Finish:    Short to medium long, slightly oak, slightly spicy.