Aberlour 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
V.O.H.M. - Pure Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 apr 2010 1:49 pm

Average value

€ 227.97

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Whisky reviews for Aberlour 12-year-old

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 86.00 points.

  1. huangshantong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I have exactly 50% of the 8yo of the 70s and 43% of the 80s of the 80s, and I drank the three horizontally.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The first is the flavor of Shirley. This cognac bottle 12 is not as good as 8yo at 50°. Of course, I don’t know if this bourbon is blended with a certain ratio. Very mature peach flesh, really good, peeled The kind, pure peach flesh, juicy, sweet and sour, aromatic; others are oak and dark berries, some dried fruit, I smell some leather and fur (using onion cups), the overall smell is quite rich and deep of. Compared with the winery's high score of 8yo 50°, 8yo feels more like old wine in terms of experience. Old Shirley has more style, more spice, gooseberry, wood and leather, and dust. In terms of comparison between the two, I think there will be a difference of 1-2 points. Of course, if compared with the 80s version of 43°, I think it is a great optimization.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The entrance, I think, is also a great performance. In my drinking experience, this experience is the performance of a very high-quality low alcohol 12-year-old wine. Ripe red apple, soot, honey, oak and moss, the wine will not be dull, medium-to-high oily and full, with weak tannins and astringency, no spicy feeling. Compared with the other two: the 8yo 50° wine of 70s is much more solid, and there is a certain gap between the two. In terms of flavor, I think 12 cognac will be softer and more pleasing (this is a personal preference) ), in terms of complexity and balance, it seems that 8yo's 50° will be slightly better, of course, it is a relatively subjective feeling. However, if you value the oiliness of the taste, then the 8yo of 70 is really crushed both objectively and subjectively. (The 43° of the 80s will not be recorded, I think there is a gap between the two PKs)
    • Finish
      86 86
      When all three of them have taken a big sip, Aberlour 12 has the shortest ending (we measured it once), ripe berries, licorice, oak and honey, with a high sweetness, no bitterness, no Spicy and easy to drink. (The other two are basically similar in terms of flavor, and the 8yo 43° of the 80s will be slightly heavier)


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