Dried apricot and fresh oranges mingle with light smoke aromas. In the mouth it leads with a touch of sweetness and soft vanilla and honey notes. Spice and smoke are subtle and integrate nicely with the exceptionally smooth mouthfeel.
I have had many Single Malts in my time and I can say that the Aberlour 18 has now replaced my Macallen 18 as one of staples in the evening. Aberlour 18 is now my new favorite. The rich dark amber color quickly catches my eye begging to be poured into a glass. With notes of apricot, spice, fig and toffee, and butterscotch and a hit of sweetness makes this a great single malt that should be in your stable of scotches.
James Fleming founded the Aberlour Distillery in 1879. James designed the buildings and much of the machinery himself, and personally supervised every stage of the construction. In 1898 a fire destroyed several of the distillery buildings and most of the whisky stocks. Under the supervision of Scotland’s foremost designer of whisky distilleries, Charles Doig of Elgin, the Aberlour Distillery was largely rebuilt.
Over the past 100 years, with modernisation and technology, the composition of the distillery has inevitably altered, though many of the original features are still there and the traditional working character of the place remains unchanged.The distillery produces 3.2 million litres of alcohol each year. Casked at 63.5%, the main age statements of Aberlour single malt Scotch whiskies are the 10, 12 and 16 Year Olds and A’bunadh.