Aberlour 15 Year Old Select Cask Reserve Single Malt Scotch : This 15 year old Aberlour scotch is absolutely sublime, it isn’t widely available in the UK but more so throughout Europe; so you may find it a little hard to come by? With simple, distinguishable notes that have a brilliant effect. On the nose: you’ll get an initial fresh burst of lemon zest, followed by sweet caramel, marzipan and mixed fruits. The initial nose is almost like you are at a wedding and you can picture the cake being cut. Some spices will start to creep in with a very faint hint of oak. On the palate: that sweet note of the caramel will hit you, followed by some vanilla, a burst of citrus, spices and oak. The finish: is very, very smooth, with minimal alcohol burn, and lingering sweetness.
The verdict: This Aberlour 15 year old scotch is easily enjoyable. It is very simple yet effective and the nose to finish is very consistent. As with all single malt scotches – this is best enjoyed straight, or with a very small amount of mineral water to allow the flavours to breathe.
Aberlour 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky can be found online at The Whisky Shop for approximately £70