Aberlour Distillery was founded in 1826 and is currently owned by Pernod Ricard. It is equipped with two pairs of stills capable of distilling 3.8 million liters of spirit per annum.
Aberlour is currently (2017) the eight best selling single malt in the world with global sales of 3.6 million bottles. While almost every standard Aberlour bottling is a marriage of whiskies aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, the White Oak expression is matured solely in white American oak casks. The original release from 2012 earned pretty good reviews and the following year the company included it into core range. The 2018 bottling contains whisky aged for ten years and bottled at 40% abv.
Nose: smooth, breakfast cereals, vanilla, caramel, honey, butterscotch, oranges, coconut flakes and hints of oak shavings.
Palate: lots of vanilla and honey, apples, pears, peaches, toffee, milk chocolate, dash of white pepper and delicate oaky notes.
Finish: medium long, with notes of summer fruit, vanilla, toffee, hints of hay and oak.