Aberlour Distillery is located in Speyside and since 1975 has been owned by Pernod Ricard; in fact it was the first Scottish distillery acquired by French company.
The distillery is equipped with two pairs of stills and produces 3.8 million liters of spirit per annum. The brand annual sales has slightly dropped in 2017 to 3.6 million bottles, what makes Aberlour the eight best selling single malt whisky in the world. Aberlour 16 years old Double Cask has been part of the core range for most of the 21st Century; it is vatting of Aberlours aged in ex-sherry casks and ex-bourbon barrels. The whisky is bottled at 40% abv and 43% abv; it scored gold medal at the 2012 International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Nose: rich and complex, orange marmalade, raisins, prunes, dried dates, honey, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, nutmeg and hints of sherried oak.
Palate: combination of dried fruit and spice, apricots, raisins, roasted almonds, nutmeg, candied ginger, dash of pepper and nicely integrated oakiness.
Finish: long with notes of dried fruit, mixed nuts and almonds, honey, milk chocolate, allspice, pepper and oak.