Sunday, 1 February 2009


.......... a highland malt of good character, not much is available as most goes into the Dewar's Blend.
I have had a bottle of the 12 y.o. in 2007 and it was a good rounded whisky which I rated 88/100.
Aberfeldy's are rare in the Indi Bottlers, but Gordon & MacPhail do some decent versions occasionally.

My notes show a steady malt arrival of soft sherry suffused barley sugar,
spicy-honey and hints of smoke and oak. A good substantial dram but
compromised a little by 'Branding' of chill-fill: and E150.
15% water addition spices up the nose lots !
Nice bottle, shame about the label.

Feb: '10 - tasted some 21yo recently bought by a friend in a Glasgow Bar.
What a generous friend too ... found it complex, honey rich and quite classy despite the 'branded' presentation. I just can't believe they put E150a (caramel) into this and water down to 40% , ...shocking. 87/100

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