The 12 year-old expression is a fine example of how the distinctively crisp, citrus character of Aberlour's new distillate is deftly softened by double cask maturation. Traditional Oak and seasoned Sherry butts are both used to great effect, as the mellowed spirits within are combined to deliver a subtly balanced flavour.
The distiller's notes:
Colour: Golden amber with hints of ruby
Nose: Soft and rounded with fruity notes of red apple
Palate: A fine Sherried character, fruity aromas balanced with rich chocolate.
Finish: Warm and lingering. Sweet and spicy
Bottled at 40% alc/vol.