The nose is toasty and brooding, with notes of dark brown sugar and caramel-covered cookies emerging quickly.
The wine-driven fruit is more evident on the palate, which gives the body a berry-heavy, almost plummy element. The cereal notes stick around for some time, interplaying in an interesting fashion with the fruit, jumping back and forth and bringing out some notes of nougat and honeycomb.
On the finish the wine elements kick back in again, with some tannic elements dimming the up-front fruitiness and drying things out. Fun and unexpected stuff.
Aberfeldy's 18 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky was originally launched for the Travel Retail Market. Presented in a bottle designed to fit in with the rest of the Aberfeldy redesign, this stylish single malt is a creamy, easy-going treat for the palate. Brimming with familiar notes of vanilla, buttermilk pancakes and stewed fruits, as well as warming oak notes from the fairly long maturation.