Aberlour 18 is matured concurrently in Sherry butts and American oak barrels for a minimum of 18 years in each, absorbing deep flavors of rich spiciness and soft, sweet vanilla from the different woods. When each butt and barrel come to their perfect peak of maturation, they are subtly married together to create this fine double cask matured whiskey.
The mature, deep, spicy one: a deeper Sherry influence adds more spiciness and a liquorice tang. Greater age adds body and develops the distinctive fruitiness to a rich raisin character.
Color: Auburn gold
Nose: Rich and complex notes of toffee and butterscotch combine with ripe peach and bitter orange
Palate: Perfect structure. Initial notes of soft apricot and cream are offset by developing flavours of blackcurrant jam and sweet oak with a touch of honey
Finish: Very long and balanced, progresses from crème brûlée to a gentle oak flourish
Bottle Size: 750mL