Aberlour has unveiled its 2020 Distillery Reserve Collection. The Speyside brand created four limited edition single cask Whiskies for the annual series. The expressions included in the collection are as follows: Aberlour 20 Year Old Butt Sherry Oloroso 2nd Fill, Aberlour 16 Year Old 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt, Aberlour 14 Year Old Sherry Oloroso 1st Fill, and Aberlour 14 Year Old 1st Fill American Oak Barrel.
Aberlour 20 Year Old Butt Sherry Oloroso 2nd Fill (Limited Edition Single Cask) offers a mature and fruity character. Notes of poached pears, plums, and chocolate combine to create a flavor that is rich and distinctive. On the nose, the Whisky delivers aromas of poached pears, dark chocolate, and cinnamon. The palate is complex with rich plum jam, and warming winter spices. The finish is long, rich, and spicy. It is priced at £165 ($219 USD).
Aberlour 16 Year Old 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt (Limited Edition Single Cask) is rich, spicy, and complex. Notes of rich dark fruits, walnuts with liquorice combine to create a finish that is rich, spicy and complex. On the nose, the Scotch offers warm ginger cake, date, and walnut aromas. The palate offers black cherries, raisins, and liquorice. The finish is complex and spicy. It is on sale for £135 ($179 USD).
Aberlour 14 Year Old Sherry Oloroso 1st Fill Butt (Limited Edition Single Cask) is described as spicy and zesty with notes of citrus, followed with a long and spicy finish. On the nose, it is ruch featuring aromas of orange zest and spicy cloves. The palate delivers blood orange, candied ginger, and dark chocolate. The finish is long ruch and spicy. It is priced at £100 ($133 USD).
Aberlour 14 Year Old 1st Fill American Oak Barrel (Limited Edition Single Cask) features fruity and creamy notes, which combine to create a flavor that is lively and fruity. Expect aromas of honeycomb, vanilla, and pineapple. The palate features sweet red apples, apricots, and creamy fudge. The finish is described as lively and fruity. It is priced at £95 ($126 USD).
All four Whiskies that are part of the Aberlour 2020 Distillery Reserve Collection have limited availability and are only available for purchase in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Earlier this month, Chivas Brothers released its 2020 Distillery Reserve Collection featuring 48 new single cask expressions, including offerings from The Glenlivet, Aberlour, Scapa, and more. The annual series from the Pernod Ricard-owned company provides Whisky lovers with the opportunity to collect rare malts from the heart of the Speyside region.