Dram Review: Cadenhead Pure Malt Scotch Whisky from Aberlour-Glenlivet Distillery

[80 Proof・15 Years Old・Distilled in 1963・Bottled in 1978・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The nose is notably mild, subtle soapiness with some tingly notes, still there are some white fruits, lychees in particular with some buttery pastry in the background. Light brush of clean oak as the dram draws out faint hints of white floral note and…

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Dram Review: Aberlour 15 Years Old Double Cask Matured

[40.0%・15 Years Old・Bottled Circa 2017・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Poached pears and apple sauce, there is a toffee presence with some Italian herbs and perhaps a faint hint of smoke. Palate & Finish: Vanilla sauce and liquor soaked oranges; sultana and nutmeg with distant traces of milk chocolate coming up, bringing along a touch of red…

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Dram Review: Aberlour 12 Years Old Double Cask Matured

[40.0%・12 Years Old・Bottled Circa 2017・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: Freshly plucked apples and grainy malt; light traces of chocolate, raisins and candle wax.  Simple but clean and pleasant. Palate & Finish: Mouthfeel is a bit thin but there is a creaminess to it, a clean delivery of  apple crumble and cinnamon dust with a splash of…

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Dram Review: Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch No 19

[59.9%・NAS・Official Bottling] Nose: A gentle woodiness that brings along notes of French leather and finely cut tobacco, and lives and breathes of dark sherry; refined, classy and alluring.  Thick cream atop of Christmas cake that has a malty biscuit base, dressed with toasted almonds and milk chocolate nibs with a flow of maraschino cherries. Palate & Finish:…

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