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Aberlour 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.38/100
votes
351
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Non Chill-Filtered
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000299298282
Added on
22 Sep 2011 9:25 am
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42,82

63 × in wishlist

351 × member ratings

912 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 12-year-old

82 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.38 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    One of the best standards ever. Affordable strawberry whisky
    • Nose
      Strawberries and raspberries, quite perceptible alcohol, vanilla, oak, blind, I would rather expect a port maturation, with time, even find some tobacco
    • Taste
      The strawberries and raspberries are immediately present again, acidic to oak-accented peppery, light pungent on the tip of the tongue, with the time creamy, the second sip is a bit bitter but also set
    • Finish
      Slightly bitter oak at the beginning, very sweet after, the red fruits are also to be found again

  2. Mannheimer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nice intensity due to the lack of cooling filtration. Variety of flavors significantly higher than the normal 12er, top class, PLV unbeatable.
    • Nose
      Beautiful sherry, strong and aromatic, chocolate, ripe plums, oranges. Touch of white fruits.
    • Taste
      Great, very sweet start with a lot of sherry, then milk chocolate, dates, raisins and plums. Coffee and kako in the background, cocoa notes become clearer on the second sip. Full and voluminous, beautiful!
    • Finish
      Long and spicy, sherry and coffee, no bitterness or just a touch.

  3. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol note at the beginning was very disturbing, but maybe it was my daily form. After that had gone, I liked the whisky well, not too strong dominance of sherry, strength and independence, only the finish could be more expressive.
    • Nose
      At the first moment unfortunately something stings the nose, so I let him breathe for a moment ... after a while it gets better, but does not disappear completely. Now it goes: intense orange, not sweet, ginger, slightly sour, basil, sherry in the background, fresh, slightly freshly cut wood, tart apple, maple syrup Now after 10 minutes the alcohol has completely disappeared and the whisky sweetened
    • Taste
      Gentle onset and soft body, immediately orange again, chocolate, acidic filter coffee, a little oak with a delicate bitterness, leeks
    • Finish
      Sweet oak, very warm, a reminder of the oranges, medium long

  4. Dramned! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I already tried some Aberlour and could not get really warm with any, not even with the much praised 18yo. In the nose, they were all very promising, but then disappointed me on the palate. They were then rather flat and seemed to me watered down. Everything is different here The high alcohol content and the lack of cooling filtration make this 12-year-old a true experience. The nose is very beautiful and complex, as with the others. On the tongue, he then really gas! A strong, full-bodied and complex variety of flavors, which I had never before in such a Aberlour. Great! If they now process all their whiskys so favorably and respect the taste desires of most whisky lovers would - and maybe even do without the bad coloring - Aberlour could rise into the ranks of my favorite distilleries.
    • Nose
      Despite the high 48% and quite young age barely perceptible alcohol, dark fruit compote, spices, plums, cherries, raisins, spicy oak flavors, a little vanilla,
    • Taste
      Intensive voluminous onset, licorice (the first time that I taste something like that!), Licorice, a whole fruit basket of aromas, a beautiful dry and salivating sweetness, very full-bodied and complex
    • Finish
      a nice sharpness, medium long with a mild sherry note and tart-spicy wood flavors

  5. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet, fruity, sherry, strawberry, in the background vanilla, honey, chocolate and raisins
    Taste: intense, sherry, dark fruits, oily, oak / alcohol prickle
    Finish: long, oak, dark chocolate

  6. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    Overall, very full-bodied taste with neat malt and light chocolate notes. Rather undiluted recommended because the full-bodied is lost.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Light oak notes and reminds of strawberry yoghurt.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Full-bodied, malty and sweet. The alcohol content pinches a little and spice up the entire mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long lasting and dominated by not very intense dark chocolate. Slightly medically after some time.

  7. Tano77 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. VollePulle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      hardly any smell, citrus, vanilla
    • Taste
      sweet, banana, vanilla, wood, green apple

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