Friday 16 February 2018

Aberfeldy 21 Review

Hi everyone,

Just a quick review of another whisky from Ian Buxton’s 101’s today. I’ve been trying to get my hands on this for a while but my motivation to actually buy a bottle was very low with this being such a low abv.
So I waited. Like a praying mantis or a tunnel spider. And when I saw it, I pounced like a Jaguar or a man wanting to try a new whisky.
Aberfeldy 21 40%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Heather and lots of honey, biscuit, vanilla, oak and red apple. Nice nose but not nearly as complex as I would have hoped from 21 years.
Taste: Soft, honey, heather, spice, dry, oak, ginger, some soft black pepper, lacks power, golden raisin, red apple. Shame the abv is low, as I suspected, it died a little inside when being watered down.
Finish: Medium/Long length. Ginger spice, oak, heather, spicy red apple.
Well, a tiny bit better than what Glenfiddich are doing with their 21’s (ice wine casks included), but I know, KNOW, this could be so much better with a bit more abv behind it.

Thanks for reading!

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