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Aberlour whisky reviews

Aberlour distillery
Speyside region
Founded in 1826, currently active
Owned by Chivas Brothers
www.aberlour.com

Aberlour 1985 (45,1%, Thosop 2012, refill bourbon cask, 219 btl.) – 88/100

Aberlour 19yo 1990 (54,5%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #18847, 167 btl.) – 87/100

Aberlour 16 yo 1994 (46%, Whisky Import Belux & The Bonding Dram 2011, bourbon hogshead #8825, 279 btl.) – 84/100

Aberlour 14yo 1995 (46%, Duncan Taylor NC2 2009) – 80/100

Aberlour 12 yo 2000 (50%, Douglas Laing ‘Old Malt Cask’ 2013, refill hogshead, ref. 9340, 312 btl.) – 86/100

Aberlour 8 yo (50%, OB early 1970’s, Italian market, cube shaped bottle, small cork stopper) – 91/100

Aberlour a’bunadh (60,1%, OB 2014, batch n°49) – 87/100

Aberlour a’bunadh (59,9%, OB 2007, batch n°19) – 86/100

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