Aber Falls is the first whisky distillery in North Wales in over 100 years. The distillery endeavour to work with farmers and businesses to maximise the use of local resources, making sure nothing goes to waste and we continue to be green.
The distillery sits alongside the Aber Falls river, the water is filtered down from the Snowdon mountain range which becomes a key ingredient in all of their spirits.
Appearance: Light honey gold/early sender yellow. A swirl mark forms in a shape reminiscent of string lights drooping between fastening points. Lots of thin to medium legs. A decent film coats the glass.
Nose: Sweet and light, not much of an ABV wave to speak of, quite friendly and harmless, as most 40% whiskies are I guess. If you stick your nose right into the glass and take a good sniff, then some alcohol appears.
Some toffee apple along with foam sweets and chamois leather.
A more tropical grape edge appears as the glass matures as well as fruit salad sweets.
Palate: Not an overly watery mouthfeel, but not oily either.
The first flavour to hit is traditional lemonade, followed by slight heat and a tingle on the tongue.
An artificial chemical taste underpins the more citrus and subtle spice notes, unfortunately, quite bitter and acrid.
Finish: Short. Not much to speak of. Slight Jif lemon and that acrid note linger for a short while, but that’s still too long for me. Maybe some blood orange?
Overall: Another 40% that falls flat and makes me wish it was CS or even upped to 46%.
The nose is overly sweet and the palate is weak and left wanting much more depth and flavour.
On a positive note, this is just £28 so it’s priced correctly in my opinion.