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Aberlour Single Cask 2003 Sherry 70cl 58.9°

Archive Aberlour 2003 sherry 70cl 58.9

Distillery : Aberlour / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23510

Exclusively available at Le Comptoir Irlandais with only 636 bottles.

The Aberlour distillery with century-old know-how recognised since the creation of the distillery by James Fleming in 1879, has dedicated an exclusive Single Cask to Le Comptoir Irlandais.

Aberlour obtains barley from a distance of 25 km around the distillery and uses the crystal clear waters of Lour (river) for the creation of these exceptional whiskies.

The Aberlour Single Casks allow connoisseurs to experience an exclusive tasting experience and acquire a collectible whisky.

In 2018, Le Comptoir Irlandais experts have selected this Cask #9044 in Aberlour cellars for its quality and exceptional profile. This is a Sherry Butt, a noble barrel with a capacity of 500L.

It was home to Oloroso sherry for many years before hosting Aberlour whisky with notes of dried fruits and spices. These aromas are even more present in this Single Cask because it is a first filling drum, which ensures a remarkable taste profile.

Le Comptoir Irlandais has chosen to bottle without cold filtration to its natural degree of 58.9° for a greater restitution of aromas.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV58.9 °
TypeSingle Cask
Age15 years
MaturationOloroso Sherry
CharacteristicsCask Strength

The Aberlour distillery is nestled in a valley at the junction of rivers Lour and Spey, surrounded by an amazing landscape overlook by the nearby Ben Rinnes peaks. James Fleming established the Aberlour distillery in 1879. He drew himself most of the plans of the buildings and machines, personally supervising each step of the building works. In 1898, a fire destroyed several distillery buildings and a large part of the whisky stocks. The re-building of the distillery was led by the most famous distillery builders in Scotland, Charles  Doig, from Elgin. During the last century, tools and methods improved thanks to modernization of equipment and new technologies. However, most of the original structures are still in place, as part of Aberlour’s long heritage and transmission of knowledge and traditions. The distillery produces 3,2 million liters of alcohol every year. Almost two thirds of the production is dedicated to the making of 10 year-old, 12 year-old and 16 year-old Aberlour Single Malts, and the Aberlour A’bunadh.

Nose: rich, fruity aromas of juicy raisins, sultanas and blackcurrant are followed by dark treacle toffee and marzipan with a hint of dark chocolate.

Taste: sweet plum jam and candied red apples balanced with zesty orange peel, warm gingerbread and smooth hazelnut.

Finish: well rounded with a long, spicy finish.