Nose: Vaporous. New plastic and a distant rotting fruit (apple?)
Palate: Flowery with lavender and wintergreen. Not terribly sweet though. Finish leans toward a minty lemon. Not bad. Lost points on the nose.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first taste of this, not reviewed, was after a night of dramming and this tasted solventy and simple. This review was with a fresh palate. A similarly flavored SMWSA Braes of Glenlivet had similar tasting notes and behaved the same way with regards to drinking order.
N: Light vanilla, grassy, spirituous. P: Light and sweet with an oily mouth feel, kinda middle of the road sweet malt, kinda plain. F: Some fleeting fruit in the finish brings some complexity, but overall this will appeal mainly to those who jsut want their whisky easy to drink. A nice whisky worth trying, but I prefer something more aggressive.
Malty, vanilla, oak, some fruit in the nose. The malt and fruit remain evident on the palate, but overall, there's nothing particularly memorable here, it's just a very solid, enjoyable whisky. I identify Aberlour with the A'bunadh releases and very much enjoy them. Stylistically, I prefer them to this bottling, but this is still quite good.