I've been wanting try an official cask strength Aberfeldy for a long while, and until this bottle I had some independent bottles at 55.5%. I've enjoyed a few Scottish oak finished whiskies lately so was interested to see how this compared.
Golden sponge, caramelised sugar on the nose. Comforting. Very sweet, icing sugar hit immediately on the tongue, a split second of citrus, green fruits, then a spicy finish of pepper and cinnamon. That spice lingers for a wee while. It's quite easy drinking despite the abv, and although not especially comforting is a warming drop of Aberfeldy magic.
Looking forward to a pour alongside my Glenallachie 8 Scottish Oak and Fettercairn 18 Scottish Oak soon!
Looks amazing and that's about all I can say as I bought it for my collection.
Aberfeldy truly is the golden dram.
You might want to take a closer look.