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Aberlour 21 Year Old

6th November 2013
Aberlour 21 year old limited to only 35 bottles and available exclusively in Canada.

This Aberlour 21 year old is a very limited edition release of only 35 bottles which have been exclusively released for sale in Canada. If you were lucky enough to attend the 2013 New York Whisky Fest last month you may have come across the Aberlour 21 year old as Ann Miller, Chivas Brothers International Brand Ambassador presented a few bottles of this exclusive expression at the event but it has only been released for sale in Canada.

This exclusive example of Aberlour Single Malt was matured for 21 years in a single ex-sherry cask made from European oak and bottled at 53.4% ABV.

Aberlour tell me that the whisky has a very concentrated fruity and treacly toffee flavour showing how 21 years of aging has concentrated the spirit and developed a fuller flavour and texture. When water is added there are wonderful flavours of rich, moist fruitcake intermingled with soft sweet liquorice resulting from the perfect marriage of Aberlour distillery’s sweet, clean and citrus sprit and ex-sherry cask maturation.

The use of ex-sherry casks has been key to developing Aberlour's style of single malt and their influence can be found in almost every Aberlour expression. So important are these casks that the distillery now tastes and selects the sherry wine that is matured in its casks prior to them coming to Scotland to ensure the quality and character of the casks it uses to mature its single malt.

Aberlour 21 Year Old Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Rich concentrated fruity flavours with dark chocolate, sweet fondant orange and sultanas. Also notes of soft sweet caramel and runny honey.

Taste: Incredibly fruity echoing the nose, moist fruitcake flavours with lighter citrus (orange) and sweet red apples and a hint of liquorice.

Finish: Soft, sweet and incredibly well rounded.

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