Built in 1898 on the site of a former brewery called Pitlie, by John and "Whiskey Tom" Dewar, the first Scottish merchant to bottle his blends, the Aberfeldy Distillery is located in the heart of the Grampian Mountains. With the exception of the war years, Aberfeldy never stopped producing. The Aberfeldy distillery was completely renovated in 1972. The whiskey of the distillery is mainly intended for the production of blends. It is part of the famous blend Dewar's White Label, Scottish Leader and Johnnie Walker among others. Since the 60 years, the distillery has a direct rail link with Dewar cellars located in Perth.
Nuts and pecans coated with honey, freshly cut wood. Dry and very frank on the palate. The after-taste is by cons longer than evaluated at the finish in the mouth. The finish is slightly fruity (raisins) without being extraordinary. There is an "off-key" somewhere ... I sometimes prefer the quiet tranquility of a single malt without surprise but still it must be well built and balanced, which is not the case here.
Spicy grains. Light spices. Grapes. Banana that disappears with the arrival of the final. The final, meanwhile, leaves us a sweet taste in the mouth.
Coppery Amber full of promise and we hope for riches. Nose: honey, heather and pear. Frankish oak with a touch of butterscotch here and there. Palate: Sweet and honeyed. Nectarine, orange and re-honey. A nice cushion of softness compared to the nose. Finish: Moderately long and warm, with hints of dusty oak and echoes of vanilla honey. Balance: unpretentious, but also unsurprising and without brilliance. It still remains another excellent malt week. As in most cases, with a slight kick in the back of its alcohol content, one could get to somewhere.
Vinyl, buttery flower, a little spicy, which comes on the tongue with a certain passion. We find a Bruichladdich butter when swallowed, and the final a little smoky and ashen is long only a persistent malt, with a touch of alcohol well present despite its low percentage. Very well built, efficient and well disposed, but even after several visits, I do not see who could establish it in his first choices. Probably a good base blend, but in single malt, I'll see elsewhere.