It’s official, my boyfriend and I are going to Scotland this fall. We plan to drive around the country visiting as many distilleries as possible. If any of you have ideas on must see places let me know, just drop your thoughts down in the comments section. Who knows, maybe Aberfeldy will be one of the places we make it to while we are in the highlands.
John Dewar & Sons, Ltd. founded Aberfeldy in 1896. During the two World Wars, the distillery closed down due to the rationing of grains. It was then rebuilt and enlarged in 1972. This single malt whisky is the main component in Dewar’s Blended Whisky. The expansion was needed to ensure the distillery could supply that demand.
Nose: honey, citrus and fruit
Palate: vanilla, honey and very slight notes of smoke
Finish: creamy and smooth with slight notes of honey lingering on the tongue
What I enjoyed the most is that you get very slight notes of smoke, which counterbalance very well with the notes of honey. I don’t want you to misunderstand though; this is not a smoky whisky by any means. So if you don’t like smoky whiskies, don’t worry this is not a smoky whisky.
This is an easy to drink whisky that I think both non-whisky and whisky drinker would enjoy. No it will not blow you away, but it is a whisky that is complex, balanced and smooth. You can’t go wrong with that!
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.