Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 93 points

Aberfeldy 16 Madeira Finish. Image courtesy Aberfeldy/John Dewar & Sons/Bacardi.This travel retail exclusive bottling has been finished for a year in a combination of Malmsey and Bual Madeira wine casks, and the nose is complex and rich with touches of citrus fruits, honey, and muted spices. The spices come alive on the palate with intense notes of cinnamon and allspice complemented nicely by apple cobbler, vanilla, and honey. The finish is long and well-balanced as the cinnamon spiciness fades away gently while lingering apple and honey notes tickle the back of the throat. Excellent! (January, 2019)