Scotch - Single Malt
Aberlour 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Rating DescriptionTier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
The Aberlour 18yr is suggested to have a nose is "Rich and complex, notes of toffee and butterscotch combine with ripe peach and bitter orange" It continues, indicating that the finish has notes of crème brûlée.
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.