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Aberlour Casg Annamh Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$149. 99 Bottle
$1799.88 Dozen
ABV: 48%
Aberlour has always delivered a decent dose of Sherry goodness, and this new NAS release aims to give whisky lovers “the ideal introduction to Sherry cask-matured whiskies”. First created for the French market but now a global release, the name translates from the Gaelic as “rare cask”. Not surprisingly, it's primarily matured in Oloroso sherry, as well as two different kinds of American oak casks. It's also bottled at a higher than normal ABV. Expect aromas and flavours of dried fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, some stone fruit and milk chocolate. Comes handsomely packaged with a wax sealed stopper. Non chill filtered.

Other reviews... the delivery stars with those sugars well in their stride... Dates and figs represent the fruit with panache. 84.5 points 48% Alc./Vol.
- Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019

...Sure the name sounds a little stupid (aren’t they being almost as creative as Bunnahabhain in that respect?), but that does not obligatorily mean the whisky’s poor. Plus, the price is rather fair (approx.) so they’re not trying to suggest that this is the Koh-I-Noor of whisky. Colour: gold. Nose: typical Aberlour, really. Nuts, Mars bars, rose petals, milk chocolate, butterscotch, roasted raisins, walnut cake, Ovaltine and morello cherries. Mouth: chocolate and malt cake, more Ovaltine, raisin cake, Christmas cake, more walnuts and Mars bars, toffee, cinnamon rolls… Finish: rather long, and clearly on panettone. A wee drop of mulled wine too, and even more Ovaltine mixed with orange liqueur in the aftertaste. Comments: Aberlour are very good at making this very style of malt whisky. Another fine example - despite the lack of age statement (and the funny name). Nothing against Gaelic, of course, but it’s all becoming a little tiring, is it not. 85 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com