Aberlour 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Speyside
  • Category: Single Malt Whisky
  • Owners: Pernod Ricard
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Brand: Aberlour
  • Age Statement: 10
  • Chill Filtered: Yes
  • Alcohol % ABV: 40
  • Cask Strength: No
  • Average Price (2023) £: 32
  • Colour Status: Coloured
  • Peated / Smoke: Unpeated
  • Cask Maturation / Finish: Sherry
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Malted Barley
  • Barley: 100
  • Whisky Experience Level: Beginner
  • Value Score : 84 out of 100
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Packaging: Tube
  • Core Bottle or Special Release: Discontinued
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Aberlour 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Aberlour 10 Year Old  Single Malt Whisky was discontinued in 2020.
There is no longer any mention of the 10 Year Old whisky on the distillery website, the 10 year old is now discontinued, the youngest core expression now being the 12 Year Old.

The Tasting Notes have been taken from Master Of Malt

Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, this 10 year old from Aberlour remains a perennial favourite, typical of the modern Speyside style and thoroughly approachable. Such is its popularity that this bottling has been exported to over fifty countries.

Nose: Sweet and full. Sherried raisins, hints of toffee and a pleasant nuttiness.

Palate: Quite full-bodied, spicy rich fruitcake, toffee notes and a creamy malty-feel and the vaguest whisper of something akin to synthetic banana.

Finish: Caramel and honey, the malt still evident and the sweet spices still linger.

Overall: Lovely and rich.

One comment

  • Review Number 22.

    The next in our series of reviewing 10 year old whiskies is the Aberlour 10 year old, a now discontinued sherry matured expression from Aberlour.

    It is very much an enjoyable beginner whisky, for those looking to start experiencing whisky. Bottled at 40% ABV, it is chill filtered and E150 colour added.
    Currently has an average retail price of £32.48, however, we await clearance prices for the last remaining stocks. It gets an average value score of 83.75/100.

    On the nose its Sherried, Toffee, Sweet with caramel and honey. It comes across spicey maybe with cinnamon.

    On the palate, it starts creamy with the sherried fruitcake of stewed fruit of sultanas and raisins, some allspice, there is toffee and some honeycomb (Cinder). It is more sherried than the Glenfarclas 10 Year Old. There is a little noticable smell of off milk/baby sick, this could be the synthetic banana the MoM describe, but despite the discription, its not off putting as this is covered with some oak.

    Adding water, it doesn't need much being 40% abv releases more spice and oak and subdues some of the sweet fruit.

    We like this whisky and are sad to see it go, if we encounter any at reduced price we will certainly grab them. We rate it 85/100 for an overall score.

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