Greater age adds body and a rich raisin character to Aberlour’s characteristic depth and spiciness. The Aberlour 18 matured in the highest quality casks, where it develops deep Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry flavours. This is the richest and most indulgent Aberlour expression. Perfect in structure and memorably eloquent.
To the nose, it is rich and complex with notes of toffee and butterscotch combining with ripe peach and bitter orange. To the palate, it is superbly structured, with initial notes of soft apricot and cream, offset by developing flavours of old leather and oak, with a touch of honey. The finish is a long and well balanced progression from crème brulée to a gentle oak flourish.
Steeped in centuries of legend and surrounded by the dramatic Highland scenery of Ben Rinnes, the village of Aberlour lies at the very heart of Speyside, where the Lour burn joins the River Spey. The exceptionally pure, soft spring water used for making Aberlour whisky is drawn from nearby natural springs.
In this special place, the resources of nature and the founder’s passion for making the best single malt combine to make the generously multi-layered whiskies of Aberlour.