Aberlour 30 Year Distilled 1989 Bottled 2020 (The Perfect Fifth Equilibrium, Cask #11050) Single Cask, Cask Strength ABV 51.5% 700ml
Nose: Fruity notes of galia melon, orange marmelade and nectarines, accompanied by whiffs of flower honey, pickled lemons and some fennel. There are touches of draff, cumin and porridge in the background. Not overly complex, but the balance is here.
Taste: Nice fruity notes of oranges and mango, with a touch of rose water. Like many bourbon matured Aberlour I’ve tried, this too is a touch spicy, but there’s enough going on that it isn’t a problem at all. I get honey, shortbread and notes of fresh mint, but also green grapes and a nice minerality.
Finish: Notes of stewed apples, beeswax, strawberries and some oak. Long.