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This is a chill filtered release from Aberlour that is 12 years old. Its time in barrels is split between ex-bourbon and ex-sherry.
Sherry and grapes. Some cherry, some plum, some light floral honey mixed with raspberries. Sweet and inviting. No ethanol whatsoever.
Very light and fruity, almost a little syrupy, but not too bad. Lots and lots of red fruits here, primarily raspberries and then some sherry notes. Overall, it's thin but not offensive. There's not a lot here, but what is present is very light.
Not terrible long, but once again its pretty delicate. There's a little oak, but it's mostly fruit again on the way out. Almost no alcohol either, but since it's only 80 proof, this makes sense.
I like this. I want to love it, but I'm not feeling like I'm getting a whole lot for the money. Going for almost $60 here, I'd rather throw in an extra $10 for the NCF or $20 for the Abunadh. It's not bad, but it's nothing to go bonkers about.
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