The KOTQ has enjoyed 5 tastings from the Aberlour distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Aberlour Speyside 1826 – Today Unknown
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Pernod Ricard Spring on Ben Rinnes 3,500,000 liters/year
       
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ABERLOUR yo 01Q4 – ABERLOUR 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Redwood
Soft, victory
Sleek, sultry
Extremely drinkable
Really fun
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Centennial
gold, prone to lone…not ties
damp fire
full – bouquet
tobacco, not inhaled but appreciated
dreamy, pleasant
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Cyclone
mahogany red & brown
peppery, peaty sweetness just a hint
heavy yet solid
multidimensional different too overpowering
brutal aggressive intimidating
different every time I taste.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Irving
Luminescent cordovan
Complex, seductive, baking spices
Thick
Honey, fruity, woody, mature
Lingering sherry
Got to be a blend (I was wrong)
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Lakeview
Cordovan
Creamy sherry
Tangy
Pure as the driven snow
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Tao
Vanilla, creme soda
Famke Janssen
Fruit
LIttle kick at the end
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Ville
Gorgeous reddish orange
Vanilla, nutty, fruit
Sharper but attractive
Sharper but attractive
Short but returns
I need it in my collection.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002

ABERLOUR yo 18Q1 – ABERLOUR 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Copper
Sherry then rice krispy bars…buttery marshmallow toasted cereal
Bold and fat
Cinnamon fireball cherry on the end , caramel
Coating long and warm
I dig this…I.forget how good Aberlour can be. 8.5 out of 10.
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bop
Lucky Charms
Spicy no mineral influence
Citrusy accents
A step up in price
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Lakeview
Sherry, toffee
Tongue sweetening
Spicy salty candied bacon
Not overpowering
Good, nice to have it again…
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018

ABERLOUR yo 02Q2 – ABERLOUR 21 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Coppery
Fig newtons, caramel
Full body
Initially sweet, then bitter dark chocolate, peppe
complex finish, warm
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Bop
Ruddy clayish
some chocolate or toffee type scent
some bitter like dark chocolate
Kind of fun, warming, embracing
A fun cheerful, cheeky little scotch
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Centennial
Brunette
Smokey
weightless
candy, fanny may
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Cyclone
Dark orange
Peaty, iodine, some peach
mature
cotton candy, then sour grapes
lingering and nasty
a little bit of skunky Macallan 12
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Irving
Red Brown – Beautiful
Slight alchohol, sweet
Medium
Floral, Bitter and dark
Dirty
Confused
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Lakeview
Auburn
Orange candy
Smokey! Smooth at first
Dry
Smokey, like I’m having a cigar. Better as you go on.
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Tao
Dark – clover honey
Vanilla cookie
Kirstin Dunst
Little grass
Nice~
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002
Ville
Pepper
Stringy
Warm, Unpleasant
Heavy, tart
02Q2-Lakeview
June 15th, 2002

ABERLOUR Abunadh 13Q3 – ABERLOUR nas Abunadh [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

ABERLOUR ABunadh 18Q1 – ABERLOUR nas ABunadh [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Deep amber
Sherry but some salt
Bold and fat
Pepper but fruity,
Long and contemplative.
Full flavored crazy strong. Opens up nicely with water, rewarding when you take the time to savour. But i prefer the 18. 7.5 of 10
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bluff
Deep amber
Sherry but some salt
Bold and fat
Pepper but fruity,
Long and contemplative.
Full flavored crazy strong. Opens up nicely with water, rewarding when you take the time to savour. But i prefer the 18. 7.5 of 10
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Bop
Doesnt nose like 120 proof nutmeg
A lot of flavor very spicy clove
Finishes
Batch 61 would go well with ham
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018
Lakeview
Love this nose… toffee,
RR
After a triple cut, nice set of cinnamon, orange
Triple cut
Appreciate the flavor uncut but still too medicinal / alcoholly
18Q1-Badger
March 3rd, 2018