Review of Aberlour 14 Years Double Cask Matured
There’s nothing wrong with a whisky aimed towards the mass market and casual drinkers who want to sample the best of different whisky regions without having to invest in pricey versions or limited editions.
Aberlour 14 year Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has absolutely nothing wrong with it. I’ve been a whisky drinker for numerous years, however my preferences are for Islay whiskies.
The ‘peated’ whiskies are found there, which means they have a smokier flavor. My personal favorite is Laphroaig, a love-it-or-hate-it whisky that has a smoked ham flavor and can taste like medication to others.
I’ve never tried Speyside whisky, which is famed for its best-selling whiskies like The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich and is located in North East Scotland near the River Spey.
It’s as far as you can get from smoky whiskies. Many of the Speyside selections are described as sweet and fruity.
Aberlour is an entry-level premium whisky. That is to say, it is an ideal whisky for individuals who want to sample the best of Speyside while still enjoying the flavor and aromas of a fine single malt.
The 14-year bottle costs roughly £53 at The Bottle Club or Amazon, which is a reasonable price. I’ve experienced much less complicated and pleasurable whiskies for much higher costs.
The flavors are traditional Speyside, but with a hint of summer. It has a lot of vanilla flavor, but it also has a taste of summer fruits. The whisky is well balanced, light, sweet, and smooth. It’s a light and refreshing whisky that’s ideal for a summer drink.
This is the first time I’ve had a sweet whisky like this in a long time. Aberlour’s use of two barrels to age the single malt – Oloroso Sherry casks and first fill American Oak casks – has lead to a unique but drinkable option.
When is the best time to buy a bottle of Aberlour? This bottle is for individuals who appreciate single malt whisky and want something of good quality at a reasonable price. If you’ve never tried Speyside whisky before, this is a good bottle to start with. The summary comes to a close.