Scotch - Single Malt
Aberlour 12yr Double Cask Matured Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
Aberlour 12yr Double Cask single malt is aged—obviously enough—for 12 years in a combination of oak casks either used for bourbon or sherry (hence, "double cask") giving the whisky unusual characteristics in taste and hue.
The Aberlour Distillery was founded by James Fleming in 1879 in the heart of Speyside. They glory in being between the junction of the rivers Lour and Spey, the former river providing the water for the whisky. The community itself claims to be 1,400 years old. According to Malt Maniacs the name aberlour translates from the Gaelic as "the mouth of the babbling brook." The distillery is owned by Chivas Brothers who themselves are owned by the French-based Pernod-Ricard.
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