Whisky Review – Aberfeldy 16 (A.D. Rattray 1994/2010 Cask 4017)

Aberfeldy 16 (A.D. Rattray 1994/2010 Cask 4017)


Region: Highland
ABV: 55.5%
E150: No
Chill-filtered: No
Cask Type: ex-Bourbon Hogshead Cask 4017

 

Colour: Straw

Nose: Vanilla, honey, pineapple, apple, cinnamon, citrus, malt, Bounce outdoor fabric softener dryer sheet

Palate: Honey, malt, citrus, ginger, vanilla, pineapple, nutmeg

Finish: Medium, mineral, black tea, pepper, oak

Score: 85/100


First time having a cask strength Aberfeldy, this one is aged in an ex-Bourbon hogshead.

It’s more memorable than their OB lineup, but circles around the classic ex-Bourbon cask notes, full of tropical fruits and citrus, vanilla, honey, spices, and malt, the usual lot.

The palate is not particularly interesting, similar to the nose, but with a lot of spices like ginger, vanilla, and pepper kicking in, transitioning into a warming, and spicy finish.

Solid dram overall, but that’s about it.

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