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Aberfeldy 12-year-old

Overall rating
77.11/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Bottling Batch 2905
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17 163ZA803 2119
Barcode
5000277000982
Added on
11 Dec 2017 2:00 pm by Skars

Average value

€ 33,92

2 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.11 points

  1. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    A good value, everyday whisky
    • Nose
      Light smoke with a predominantly floral nose
    • Taste
      Easy drinking, not a lot of body/substance but pleasant nonetheless. Somewhat reminiscent of champagne.
    • Finish
      Dry finish with some biscuity/raisin notes. No extended complexity to speak of.

  2. Pardes scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Pardes scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. matts scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Character: A light, unspectacular and slightly boring standard. Malt, cereals, honey and vanilla. Somehow as a short mixture, but without lasting impression. Rating: Can you have tried, but you do not necessarily. The Aberfeldy 12 "runs" really well, but the taste is just not enough for me. All those looking for a non- peaty, non- fruity, non- oak, non- marly, non- maritime malt that combines malt, vanilla, and gnawed camp apples in a drinkable way are all right. But I do not need it again in the glass: 75 points .
    • Nose
      Basic flavors: cereals, malt, honey, vanilla, alcohol, herbs Description: Grain, malt and honey initially dominate so strongly that almost nothing is perceived otherwise. In any case, there are significantly fewer fruit flavors than hoped and expected. The alcohol is initially a bit pungent. Over time, however, the drop develops a bit. A slightly sweetish vanilla joins the grain-honey mix and finally I can grab the somehow existing fruit note. I suddenly remember my childhood: my grandparents used to store old apple varieties over the winter. The aroma of long-stored, lightly flavored old apples really resonates here. Natural and with the tendency cider. Incidentally, the initial feeling of pungent alcohol changes over time into a kind of kräutrige freshness. Heather - with the proviso that next time in the north I have to smell it again to refresh my memory.
    • Taste
      Basic flavors: malt, cereals, sweetness, vanilla, spice Description: Surprisingly mild and supple, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. And then, first of all, nothing [...] happens? Absolutely remarkable: the sip is passé without having left serious taste marks. Error in the matrix? Hard to believe. I can't be that hard-damaged yet. Ergo second attempt, that is, second sip. Combined with a deliberately long hold in the mouth. The taste is still surprisingly low. But after all, something happens at all: malt, cereals, a mini touch of vanilla and a slightly creamy sweetness clash briefly and even provide for the time of a blink of an eye even a certain spiciness in the mouth. Everything is creamy and far away from unpleasant. But all very simple, unspectacular and extremely volatile. I can hardly believe the drop in taste, as fast as it is gone again.
    • Finish
      Basic flavors: malt, cereals, sweetness, vanilla Description: The finish is rather short. At best, medium. Malt, cereals, a slightly sweet undertone and a subtle lingering vanilla. That's it then.

  5. Danny1968 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    A nice malt whisky with a sweet character and you can taste vanilla and herbs.

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