In a nutshell: A rich and fruity, cask strength Speyside single malt matured in Oloroso Sherry casks.
The lowdown: The name means 'the original' in Gaelic and since its first appearance around the turn of the century has become one of their most sought after single malts. Bottled at cask strength it's full bodied, rich and creamy with notes of black cherry, orange, dark chocolate, dried fruit and ginger. The exceptional complexity is only enhanced by the Sherry and oak nuances.
The finish is impressively long, robust and bittersweet.
Whilst the original distillery was founded back in 1826 it has subsequently been rebuilt twice and the current building dates back to 1898. It's situated in the heart of Speyside just a couple of hundred yards or so from the river itself in the village of Aberlour.
It has also undergone various changes of ownership over the years. Since 2001 it has belonged to Chivas Brother a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard.
A significantly sized distillery their single malts are aged in variations of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks with one of their most popular expressions being A'Bunadh which is a wholly matured in ex-sherry casks.