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Aberlour - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Quatrième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1826
Address: Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9PJ - Phone: +44(0)1340 881249
Web: www.aberlour.com - More info:Malt Madness  


My favourite expression so far:
Aberlour-Glenlivet 8yo (50%, OB, Cube bottle, 75cl, Small cork, circa 1975)
91 points - Last tasted on March 11, 2005 - Tasting notes here.
Aberlour
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Caramel Vanilla Sweet Wine Tea Sherry Malt Oak Apples Toffee Raisins Honey

MM Distillery profile:
The Aberlour distillery lies in the heart of the Spey valley. Officially founded in 1879 by James Fleming, the long history of distillation at the site goes back further, to at least 1826. The name Aberlour is Gaelic for 'the mouth of the babbling brook' . This probably refers to Saint Drostan's Well, the local spring depicted on the labels of all official bottlings. It's a relatively easy .... More on Malt Madness.
Aberlour

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Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Aberlour NAS 'Antique' (40%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 81
  • Aberlour NAS '100 Proof' (57.1%, OB, +/-1997) - no notes - 87
  • Aberlour NAS 'A'bunadh' No Batch # (59.6%, OB, +/-1998) - no notes - 88
  • Aberlour NAS 'A'bunadh' Batch #06 (59.9%, OB, +/-1999) - no notes - 83
  • Aberlour NAS 'A'bunadh' Batch #07 (59.9%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 87
  • Aberlour A’bunadh batch #8 (60.2%, OB) - 060504
  • Aberlour NAS 'A'bunadh' Batch #09 (60.0%, OB, +/-2002) - no notes - 87
  • Aberlour a’bunadh batch #10 (59.8%, OB, 2003) - 140205
  • Aberlour Abunad'h batch #11 (59.8%, OB) - 050304
  • Aberlour a’bunadh batch #12 (60%, OB, 2004) - 140205
  • Aberlour A’bunadh batch #13 (59.8%, OB, 2004) - 010307
  • Aberlour A'bunadh batch #15 (59.6%, OB, 2005) - 151106
  • Aberlour A’bunadh batch #16 (59.6%, OB, 2005) - 010307
  • Aberlour A'bunadh batch #20 (60.5%, OB, 2007) - 071107
  • Aberlour 'A'bunadh' Batch #30 NAS (59.8%, OB, +/- 2010) - 040111
  • Aberlour 'A'bunadh' Batch #35 (60.3%, OB, +/-2011) - 040811
  • Aberlour 'A'bunadh' Batch #39 (59.8%, OB, 2012) - 030413
  • Aberlour 'A'bunadh' Batch #45 (60.28%, OB, 2013) - 020714
  • Aberlour 5 yo (40%, OB, Liquorama Italy, 80’s) - 010504
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 8 yo (43%, OB, Rinaldi, square bottle, 75cl, +/-1975) - 020714
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 8 yo (50%, OB, cube shaped bottle, small cork stopper, 70’s) - 110305
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 8 yo (50%, OB, black plastic screwcap, rotation 1974) - 140408
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 8 yo 1965 (50%, OB, Cube bottle, small cork, Rinaldi Import) - 290911
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet ‘Over 9 years old’ (70 proof, OB, 70’s) - 110305
  • Aberlour 10 yo (40%, OB, white label, late 80’s) - 110305
  • Aberlour 10 yo (43%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 78
  • Aberlour 10 yo (40%, OB, +/-2002) - no notes - 79
  • Aberlour 10 yo (40%, OB, circa 2006) - 151106
  • Aberlour 10 yo (40%, OB, circa 2007) - 071107
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 12 yo (40%, OB, 'pure malt', square bottle, 1970's) - 090507
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 12 yo (43%, OB, cream label, 80’s) - 110305
  • Aberlour 12 yo ‘VOHM’ (43%, OB, Cognac-shaped bottle, 80’s) - 110305
  • Aberlour 12 yo A'bunadh 'Sterling Silver' (58.7%, OB, 2000) - 151106
  • Aberlour 12 yo Double Cask Matured (43%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 82
  • Aberlour 12 yo (48%, OB, 2011) - 290911
  • Aberlour 12 yo 'Non Chill-Filtered' (48%, OB, 2012) - 030413
  • Aberlour 15 yo Sherry Finish (40%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 82
  • Aberlour 15 yo ‘Cuvée Marie d’Ecosse’ (43%, OB) - 270904
  • Aberlour 16 yo Double Cask Matured (43%, OB, +/-2003) - no notes - 84
  • Aberlour 16 yo (43%, OB, Sherry, Double cask Matured, circa 2007) - 071107
  • Aberlour 16 yo 'Double Cask Matured' (43%, OB, traditional oak / sherry, +/- 2011) - 291012
  • Aberlour 18 yo (43%, OB, dumpy, 2008) - 140408
  • Aberlour 18 yo (43%, OB, +/- 2009) - 040111
  • Aberlour 18 yo (43%, OB, +/- 2010) - 040111
OB - vintage
  • Aberlour Glenlivet 8 yo 1964 (50%, OB, cube shaped) - 150406
  • Aberlour 31 yo 1970/2002 (56,1%, OB) - no notes - 85
  • Aberlour 30 yo 1975/2005 (49.2%, OB, cask #4556, 168 bottles) - 290905
  • Aberlour 30 yo 1975/2006 (48.9%, OB, cask #4577) - 131006
  • Aberlour 22 yo 1980/2002 (43%, OB, 4500 bottles) - 071107
  • Aberlour 25 yo 1980 (51.1%, OB for La Maison du Whisky, cask #12293, 255 bottles) - 131006
  • Aberlour 13 yo 1989/2003 Warehouse N°1 (58.7%, OB, Sherry, cask #13330) - no notes - 86
  • Aberlour 1990 'Vintage Edition' (40%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 80
  • Aberlour 12 yo 1990/2003 Warehouse N°1 (58.8%, OB, Bourbon, cask #11552) - no notes - 85
  • Aberlour 14 yo 1992/2008 (58.2%, OB for LMDW, casks 235/8641, 150 bottles) - 300908
  • Aberlour 2001/2012 'White Oak' (43%, OB) - 291012
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Aberlour 1988/2011 (53.2%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #5551) - 170811
  • Aberlour 1992/2012 (55.5%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #3919) - 300812
  • Aberlour 1994/2005 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd) - 290905
Blackadder
  • Aberlour 1990/2002 (59.9%, Blackadder Raw Cask, cask #3318) - 180106
Cadenhead
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 15 yo 1963/1978 (45.7 GL, Cadenhead, black dumpy) - 271213
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 15 yo 1987/2003 (62.1%, Cadenhead, bourbon cask) - 190204
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 23 yo 1989/2013 (54.9%, Cadenhead, small batch, bourbon hogshead, 522 bottles) - 271213
Duncan Taylor
  • Aberlour 1989/2005 (55.4%, Whisky Galore Cask Strength) - 180106
  • Aberlour 18 yo 1993/2011 (54.3%, Duncan Taylor, Dimensions, cask #7371) - 161211
  • Aberlour 12 yo 1994/2007 (46%, Duncan Taylor NC2) - 090507
  • Aberlour 9 yo 1995/2005 (43%, Battlehill) - 150406
James MacArthur
  • Aberlour 1989/2004 (56.8%, James MacArthur, Old Master, cask # 12198) - 300908
Malts of Scotland
  • Aberlour 1990/2009 (54.5%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #16847, 167 bottles) - 180511
Master of Malt
  • Aberlour (54.6%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, 175 bottles, 2012) - 030413
  • Aberlour 17 yo 1995/2012 (56%, Master of Malt, refill bourbon hogshead, 265 bottles) - 250413
Samaroli
  • Aberlour 1994/2006 (45%, Samaroli ‘Coilltean’, cask #8418) - 010307
Scott's Selection
  • Aberlour 1989/2011 (49.8%, Scott’s Selection) - 200811
Signatory
  • Aberlour-Glenlivet 19 yo 1970/1990 (46%, Signatory, cask 236-239) - 110305
  • Aberlour 19 yo 1990/2010 (52.9%, Signatory, Cask Strength Collection, Hogshead, cask #101775, 222 bottles) - 040111
Various IB
  • Aberlour 1985/2012 (45.1%, Thosop by The Whiskyman, 219 bottles) - 300812
  • Aberlour 20 yo 1990/2010 (52.9%, The Whisky Cask, bourbon cask) - 130411
  • Aberlour 20 yo 1990/2011 (46%, Mo Or collection, release #31, cask #102107, 300 bottles) - 110112
  • Aberlour 14 yo 1993/2008 'Flying Short Bread' (59.4%, Juuls, Flying #7, cask #7367, 232 bottles) - 130411
  • Aberlour 17 yo 1995/2012 (55.9%, Single Cask Collection, refill sherry hogshead, 265 bottles) - 300812
 
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