Aberlour Forest 10 Years Old 70cl 40°

Distillery : Aberlour / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 22297

Aberlour presents the new version of its 10-year-old Single Malt under the name "Forest Reserve". A name that reflects the commitment of the Scottish distillery to the preservation of the environment, especially in its native region of Speyside.

After maturing for at least ten years in casks containing Bourbon and Sherry, this new edition brings an aging in an additional cask with a finish in French Limousin oak barrels.

The final product is a rich and lively whisky, marked in particular by a beautiful presence in the mouth. Old gold with copper highlights, the nose is marked by damp wood, sherry with mint and candy notes. The rather dry but sweet palate evokes hot honey and spices. The long finish evolves on the spices with a slight bitterness.

Aberlour 10 years is for casual amateurs who want to learn about the world of Single Malts.

29,90 € tax incl.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV40 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryAberlour
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Age10 years
MaturationSherry & Bourbon
PeatNon Peated
PackagingCardboard Box
Reference:22297

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.

Colour: gold.

Nose: rich, with subtle, dry and fresh aromas joined by a lovely pear and apple fruitiness reminiscent of the first days of autumn, deepened by notes of vanilla and mentholated caramel.

Palate: an exceptional, mellow creaminess with a bittersweet touch of nutmeg and honey combined with the freshness of autumn fruits and minty, spicy and Sherry notes.

Finish: of great length, clean, smooth and aromatic.