New Aberlour 12 - NCF, Higher Proof
We've long felt that the Aberlour 12 year was one of the great deals in single malt at $35.99. Now, Aberlour has stepped it up a bit by releasing their double-matured (like Balvenie, but not advertised as such) malt in a higher proof (48%), non chill-filtered edition. The difference is remarkable. It's so much better that I want to forget the normal Aberlour exists. The fruit pops more, the richness is spicier, and the finish is longer. I love high proof whisky that isn't cask strength and this is now a new favorite. Lots of sherry, lots of fruit Newton cookie, lots of goodness going on here - including the price. Add this one to your bar, you won't be sorry.