Aberlour 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask Matured
Stated Age
12 years old
Double Matured in Oak and Sherry Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
New Label 2019
Bottle code
Added on
19 Sep 2019 5:36 pm by Max70

Average value

€ 37.53

5 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

254 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.07 points

  1. matsteer scored this whisky 78 points Newbie

    A well put together, easily available Sherry driven whisky at good value for £30 makes this a great solid go to, a slightly more characterful than other Sherry driven whiskys (e.g. Tamnavulin).
    • Nose
      78 78
      The first nosing I get the Sherry influence; some pear and orchard fruit, some candied orange rind. The more you persist the up more of the oak and vanilla from the Bourbon maturation. Packs a little more spirity punch than you’d expect from a 40%. A good but not great all rounder nose that doesn’t blow you away with complexity but has a little something for everyone depending on how hard you look for it. 78.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Arrival threatens a little piquancy but quickly smooths out into a very drinkable whisky dominated by sweet caramel and hard toffee flavours. Buttery shortbread, but fresh, and the oak is prominent. Maybe a tiny hint of bitter coffee. Packs far less punch than the nose suggests, it’s very smooth but the 40% doesn’t do it any favours and an amplification up to the 46% would carry more body, oomph and also potentially some more slickness. It’s a little watery and a little ‘cleansed’ for my liking. 79
    • Finish
      76 76
      Pretty short finish that tails off relatively swiftly. Again, fairly one dimensional into the caramel notes. The extra alcohol would have carried this further. 76

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Sweet and light, oranges, baked apple, a little honey and vanilla, some lemon curd. Mildly spicy with a slight note of milk chocolate. The sweetness falls away in the (short) finish, emphasizing somewhat peppery spices. Nothing really pronounced and a bit flat though. For me personally it lacks real character, but It's ok for tuning your palet or an uncomplicated evening of dramming.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  3. JeanBaptiste scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    Well balanced, really not bad for a good price at Christmas!
    • Nose
      Fruity, slightly vanilla, fruit cake.
    • Taste
      We smell the sherry, a little caramel, spicy.
    • Finish
      Nice length, hints of dark chocolate, spices.

  4. Foudos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    On the nose: vanilla, apple, pear and chocolate. The nose blends nicely into the palette but here I also find some sweetness from honey and a pepper. In the aftertaste you clearly have some sherry influences. Not very intense but it is certainly present.

  6. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Red apples, plenty of honey. Fresh plums and figs, blueberries. A hint of raisins. But also vanilla. Sweet pears. Caramel and milk chocolate. Later also lemons.
    • Taste
      Sweet blackberries and plenty of honey. Raisins in the background. Vanilla. Followed by a hint of raw cashew nuts. Later some spices such as cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Somewhat short. Vanilla. Honey. Nutmeg.

  7. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?