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Distilled and bottled by Aberfeldy, this single cask of their Single Malt Scotch Whiskey was distilled on 11/11/2002 and bottled on 2/22/2021. Matured with a hefty finishing period in Sherry, it carries an 18yr age statement and is bottled at 53.3% ABV without any coloring or filtering. Let's dive in.
Anise, pipe tobacco, red berries, Red Vines, toffee and a touch of old parchment and potpourri.
Medium mouthfeel. Spicy and savory, loaded with pepper, floral notes, anise, red berries, a touch of date fruit, strawberries and cream and a touch of vanilla bean.
Long finish. This is where this pour shines, delivering rich baking spice, date fruit, tobacco and raisin bread. Fudge, cocoa, blackberry and a touch of creme brulee carry long and far.
Overall, this is proof that Aberfeldy can deliver what Scotch fans are asking for when they put their minds to it - tons of complexity, real cask influence and no shortage of flavor. Keep it up, Aberfeldy.