Darkness! Aberlour 20 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Cask Finish
Added on Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 05:10 AM
Finished for 3 months in little 50 litre casks that previously held Oloroso Sherry. The small size of the cask allows for more interaction between the whisky and the wood, giving it an in-your-face profile of Sherry notes and a deep, dark hue. 50cl bottle size.
n: heavily sherried (but typical Aberlour) nose with dark chocolate covered figs and cherries. This has a nice dark vanilla cream and cinamon roll dough. A bit of apple pie with a thick fresh crust.
t: dark chocolate dusted over ripe berries dipped in caramel. The wood is very prominent here, borderline "too oaky" which I enjoy - and nothing gets very sweet. In fact, it's more rhubarb and dry cocoa than anything else. Oily body to this whisky, and a nice warmth to it from the high ABV. The finish is dry wood, waxy honey, and black raisins. [B+/B]