Another little bottle (0,5l) with a lovely label, this time the Mash Tun in Aberlour a wonderful place with amazing Glenfarclas family casks shelf (and many others). Aberlour is well known for its sherried expressions, and winner of several awards, including the latest MMA (for it’s A’bunadh NAS which many of us love).
Nose: Sweet and serried but not very much so I guess we’re talking mixed casks or refill sherry casks as the colour is rather dark. Very vanilla like and with quite a bit of butterscotch as well as dried sultanas papaya and then some lemon notes too. After some time red apples become more noticeable.
Palate: Chilly powder then getting sweeter with lots of vanilla and sugared fruit, apple peel. Cinnamon. Bit of earthiness. Milk chocolate. Wood bark.
Finish : Red apple, dark chocolate. Dried fruit. Drying.
Another very nice dram, with more Apple than big sherry, but enough sherry goodness to go with.