The KOTQ has enjoyed 3 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 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]