Review: Aberfeldy 21 yr

A sample that has been waiting for a long time. The tasting notes of the Aberfeldy 21 yr crawled out of the drawer that stands in the bedroom.

Here we are. The whisky has been poured in the glass and ready to be tasted and more important, to be nose first. But first, let’s have a good look.

  • Name: Aberfeldy 21 yr
  • Type: Single Malt
  • Country: Highlands
  • Price:  € 59,50

First, a small history lesson:

The brothers Dewar began in the year 1896 with building the needed buildings for the distillery and in 1898 the distillery was opened. Tommy, John’s son who already joined the company in 1885, you could see him as the business brain. Through Tommy his travels and contacts around the world, Dewar’s whisky was the best-selling blend in the United States and the fifth best-selling worldwide…. The rest is for you to find out, If you like to know more that is ..

  • Color: Amber gold
  • Nose: Mandarin, sweet, raisins, chocolate, honey, vanilla and a complexity of sweetness and also pepperish
  • Taste: Sweet mandarin, chopped nuts with chocolate crisps, very rich in the mouth with a lot of flying spices.
  • Finish: Medium

This whisky is a fine one, and I’m glad there was a sample waiting for me. Nice to add is the following,  Burns, mentioned Aberfeldy in his poem “The Birks of Aberfeldy,”

The Birks of Aberfeldy.

Chorus.-Bonie lassie, will ye go,
Will ye go, will ye go,
Bonie lassie, will ye go
To the birks of Aberfeldy!
Now Simmer blinks on flowery braes,
And o’er the crystal streamlets plays;
Come let us spend the lightsome days,
In the birks of Aberfeldy.
Bonie lassie.

While o’er their heads the hazels hing,
The little birdies blythely sing,
Or lightly flit on wanton wing,In the birks of Aberfeldy.
Bonie lassie, &c.

The braes ascend like lofty wa’s,
The foaming stream deep-roaring f

O’erhung wi’ fragrant spreading shaws-
The birks of Aberfeldy.
Bonie lassie.
The hoary cliffs are crown’d wi’ flowers,
White o’er the linns the burnie pours,
And rising, weets wi’ misty showers
The birks of Aberfeldy.
Bonie lassie, &c.

Let Fortune’s gifts at randoe flee,
They ne’er shall draw a wish frae me;
Supremely blest wi’ love and thee,
In the birks of Aberfeldy.
Bonie lassie, &c.

Suggestions: One drop of water to let the aroma of the Aberfeldy rise.

Grade: I give this whisky an 8.5 out of 10



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