The 12 year old distillery bottling of Aberfeldy, which Royal Mile Whiskies' Director Keir gave a top score when he tasted it blind in the Scottish Field Merchants Challenge: "Toothpaste and green apple skins on nose. More apple skins, quite waxy. Good."
by Michael Jackson
Nose: Fragrant. Orange-zest. Light smokiness. Incense. Touch of sherry.
Palate: Light on the tongue. Oily. Emphatically clean fruitiness. Tangerines. Very lively, fresh, flavours.
Finish: Like biting into a kumquat. Then a long, fruity glow.
Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Warm Gold.
Nose: Rich, perfumed aroma, rounded and full with heather, honey, notes of sweet pineapple, butter toffee, toast cereal and vanilla. With water, more honey appears, with a subtle hint of toffee apple.
Palate: Great depth, sweet golden syrup and honey followed by spices and orange peel. With water, the palate becomes creamier with more light fruits, vanilla notes and the faintest wisp of smoke.
Body: Medium to full.
Finish: Glorious; the perfume characteristics become more spicy, with a zesty hint of orange peel in a decidedly dry finish.