Tuesday, January 26, 2010

[Scotch Log] Aberlour 16

Scotch: Aberlour 16
Region: Speyside
Malt: Single Malt, 16 years
Price: Gifted
Proof: 86

The double cask matured Aberlour 16 is probably the most beautiful, richly colored scotch that has ever graced our cabinet. In some lights it has a rosy mahogany tint, and maintains rich red tones once poured.

The nose matches the color with hints of wild rose (probably due to its stint in a sherry cask), nuts, and oak - no hint at all of peat or smoke. In the taste the nutty suggestions are fully realized with a strong walnut flavor and a mouth-feel like dry wine. There's an ever-so-slight hint of smoke in the after taste, and just enough peppery kick to make it feel nice.

Thanks to my wonderful and sweet uncle for such a tasty Christmas present!