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Aberlour 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.45/100
votes
135
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask Matured
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherrywood Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
080432102145
Added on
12 Jun 2007 10:18 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 41,14

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135 × member ratings

381 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 12-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.45 points

  1. Whisky Epicurean scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    This rating is for the bottle from 2004.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. Frank1972 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The extremely fruity nose whets the appetite for more. Tart and subtle bitter wood flavors dominate the taste, sweetness comes through the spicy wood again and again. A very delicious Aberlour, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Fruity sherry pours out of the glass. Slightly mucky soil mixes with dull fruit. Subtle orange aroma blends with a hint of apricot. Chocolate, vanilla and sweet honey play together. A strange, but very pleasant, spice now dominates the nose. A subtle touch of wood tries to push through the fine fruit, the nose is now slightly sprittig.
    • Taste
      The first sip is dominated by sweet fruit, which then turns into spicy wood. Pleasantly spicy, the wood exudes dark oak tones, which suddenly become sharper. Herb bitter wood notes arise. Dark dark chocolate comes from the bitter and slightly bitter wood, it dominates again this strange spice. Some coffee grounds spread on the palate.
    • Finish
      Spicy and bitter, the finish begins. There is still light tingling and bizzelling on the tongue. Again, dark chocolate and coffee powder. Long and powerful, the finish exudes the full aroma of the taste.

  4. idl0r scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Bart Joosten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Myst111 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This double matured 12yo is very different from the 12yo nonchill filtered stablemate. It is not better or worse, just different. The Aberlour signature is evident in both 12yo's, but the delivery of the taste is more soft, maybe even subdued in this double matured variant.
    If you find the 10yo a touch too rough, this is the one I would recommend you.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful double matured whisky. Good balance between nose and taste. Recommended.
    • Nose
      No water: overripe fruit, strawberries, sultanas, chocolate cookies.
      With water: as above, but sweeter. No including citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Arrival of sherry. Development of Medium-dry sherry. Accompanied by dark tones of chocolate and ginger-spice.
    • Finish
      Long, warm sherry sweet and mouth-watering finish.

  10. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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