Aber Falls is a younger whisky distillery in North Wales, considered one of solely 4 in Wales. (Penderyn being the perfect recognized, I suppose). In a restored nineteenth century constructing they’ve been producing spirit since late 2017. In 2021 their first single malt noticed the sunshine.
Immediately we’re making an attempt Aber Falls Distiller’s Lower, a 3 years previous whisky with a end in orange wine casks. On this case, orange wine does not check with the favored orange-coloured (pure) wines – principally white wines by which grape skins are soaked for a brief interval.
Within the south of Spain vino de naranja refers to a liqueur wine to which they add precise orange peels. They’re usually a mixture of Moscatel and Pedro Ximénez, or related grapes. These orange wines largely come from the areas of Huelva and Málaga they usually’re generally present in bars in Sevilla as an example. Compass Field Canvas already experimented with any such cask.
Aber Falls Distiller’s Lower (46%, OB 2021, orange wine cask, 1080 btl.)
Nostril: there’s a huge malty base however we discover numerous orange peels as effectively. Golden raisins, combined berries, perhaps a touch of mango sweet too. Hints of vanilla pancakes and refined spice. Fairly thick and candy. It doesn’t stand out in any means, however alternatively there’s no interfering immaturity both.
Mouth: extra of that sweetness, with a Muscat-like aromatic contact. Candied oranges once more, exhibiting a refreshing tart citrusy be aware that’s rather well balanced. Barley within the background. Then some toffee and light-weight hints of chocolate seem. Clove and nutmeg after some time, with peppery oak. It now feels barely youthful however the viscosity makes you neglect that.
End: good size, nonetheless candy and bitter, with caramel toffee and a drier nutty aspect.
Actually not dangerous. This presents an fascinating means of pimping an basically immature whisky with out resorting to the ever-present STR casks. The orange peels are clear however they by no means intrude with the spirit. Nonetheless on the market at The Whisky Trade as an example. In addition they have 3 cl samples.