I continue on with my Aberlour obsession. This was the second of my "quitting" scotches. Being in a generally good mood and getting caught up in unpacking and Christmas shopping, I haven't really been zipping through the scotch like I was up in Haileybury. But a couple trips through Toronto this weekend has definitely got me in the mood.
This elder Aberlour has a familiar sherry base to its aroma but with a strong caramel cover. A marked improvement over its younger siblings. Very welcoming. The taste is smooth and a little heavy. The bloom starts early but seems to stay around the sinuses. There is very little burn and the caramel flavour carries through the whole tasting.
A very enjoyable scotch. The extra years seem to have dulled some of the sharpness of the younger malts to good effect. So much so that this is worth the $90 price tag? No. But a good selection if available and you have some cash to burn.
A thoughtful tasty. 4 shots!