Aberlour Celebrates the Natural Art of Whisky-Making With New 14-Year-Old

By Hannah Kanik / March 5, 2021

Aberlour recently launched a new addition to its Scotch single malt whisky portfolio: Aberlour 14-Year-Old, an expression the brand feels focuses on balancing the maker’s craft with a respect to the delicate flavors found in the natural whisky process. This release joins the Aberlour 12-year-old, Aberlour t6-year-old and Aberlour 18-year-old to complete the double cask matured range.

The Aberlour 14-year-old has already won a Double Gold medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition 2020 and a Gold medal at the International spirits Challenge 2020. It is said it balances the depth of flavor from cask influence with the natural character from the local Aberlour terroir that brings in blackcurrant and citrus to the expression.

Aberlour 14 Year Old

Aberlour 14 Year Old (image via Aberlour)

“We are proud of the meticulous attention to detail and teamwork that has gone into the creation of Aberlour 14-Year-Old. It’s a true celebration and manifestation of the art of distilling, which we are extremely passionate about,” Master Distiller Graeme Cruikshank said in a prepared statement. “When you visit Aberlour, there is always a lingering smell of blackcurrants in the air and that note is at the heart of every drop of whisky that runs out of our stills.

“The natural maturation process of our double cask maturing focuses this, adding a delicate extra level to the palate, and captures the complexity that our fans have come to know and love.”   

This whisky is aged aromatic Oloroso casks and first-fill American oak casks and bottled at 40% ABV. You’ll find official tasting notes below from the distillery.

  • Color: Deep amber with honeyed gold
  • Nose: Well balanced with sweet vanilla and ripe cherry
  • Palate: Round and smooth with soft caramel, blackcurrant and blackberry jam and subtle spice
  • Finish: Long, sweet and perfectly balanced