Chivas Brothers, has announced the launch of a new single malt Scotch whisky expression, from its Speyside based Aberlour Distillery.
Aberlour 14 Year Old (40% ABV) has been matured in a combination of Oloroso casks and a first-fill American oak barrels.
|Aberlour 14 Year Old|
This latest release, which joins Aberlour’s 12 Year Old, 16 Year Old and 18 Year Old expressions, to complete its double cask matured range, is said to deliver notes of ripe blackberries, aromatic spice and a creamy complexity from the higher proportion of first-fill American oak barrels.
Even before its launch, Aberlour 14 Year Old has won a Double Gold medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition 2020, and a Gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2020.
Commenting on the news, Graeme Cruickshank, Master Distiller at Aberlour, said: “We are proud of the meticulous attention to detail and teamwork that has gone into the creation of Aberlour 14 Year Old. It’s a true celebration and manifestation of the art of distilling, which we are extremely passionate about. When you visit Aberlour, there is always a lingering smell of blackcurrants in the air and that note is at the heart of every drop of whisky that runs out of our stills. The natural maturation process of our double cask maturing focuses this, adding a delicate extra level to the palate, and captures the complexity that our fans have come to know and love.”
Aberlour 14 Year Old, is now available from Master of Malt, for a RRP of £54.95. It will also be available next month from Waitrose.
Posted by Steve Rush