Old Masters – Cask strenght
Distilled : 2000 – Bottled : 2011 – Cask number : 83 – Alcool : 55,80%
General style of Aberfeldy’s: Demonstrating great firmness, Aberfeldy single malt is the most powerful malts of the Midlands. The best versions allow also collect a great sweetness on the palate. Aberfeldy malts are characterized by their dominant cereal with a powerful character, and accompanied by a little honey, and sometimes a little smoke.
La distillerie Aberfeldy
Aberfeldy est une distillerie de whisky située dans la région des Highlands, en plein cœur de l’Écosse.
Le village d’Aberfeldy est situé dans les Eastern Highlands, aux environs de la ville de Perth. Cette région vallonnée au pied des Monts Grampians est toujours très campagnarde, avec de nombreux producteurs de légumes bio, mais elle attire aussi beaucoup de touristes, notamment aux alentours du Loch Tay.
Faisant preuve d’une grande fermeté, le single malt Aberfeldy est le plus puissant des malts des Midlands. Les meilleures versions laissent également percevoir une grande douceur au palais.
Les malts d’Aberfeldy se caractérisent par leur dominante céréalière, avec un caractère puissant, et accompagnée d’un peu de miel, et parfois d’un peu de fumée. Ce single malt est parfait en digestif.
The bottler : James MacArthur
James MacArthur was established in 1982 with the aim of selecting whiskies from Scottish Distilleries which were either not very well known or had ceased to operate and bottling them at cask strength, thus introducing whisky drinkers to distilleries they had never heard of.
This policy has been continued, with top quality single barrel bottlings from a wide selection of distilleries. Whiskies are currently bottled at ages ranging from 10 years to 30 years and at both cask strength and 45%vol. These are fine examples of the quality and variety available from each whisky producing region and the Company has won several awards over the years for its bottlings, both internationally and in the UK. Our bottlings are also well received by Jim Murray in the Whisky Bible, the Spirit Journal in the U.S.A. and by Malt Maniacs in Europe.
James MacArthur’s Old Masters, Cask strength whiskies are bottled at natural strength and without the whisky having been chill-filtered or having colour added. The 45% bottlings, although reduced in strength, are similarly non chill-filtered and have no added colour. The aim is to offer a product which is as natural as possible and which retains its original characteristics and flavours.
With their landscapes, high mountains, abundant lakes and all the islands off the coast, the Highlands are one of the most varied and spectacular regions in Scotland.
Whiskies from the Highlands are generally more sustained and stronger than those from Speyside. They have very varied tastes according to the place of production. Lightly peated and coastal flavours in the north, malty and fruity in the south.