- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Double Cask Matured
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Sherrywood Finish
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 12 Jun 2007 10:18 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 12-year-old
25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.44 points
- Fruity in the nose. Nice sherry notes. The finish does not last very long...
- This rating is for the bottle from 2004.
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Beautiful double matured whisky. Good balance between nose and taste. Recommended.
No water: overripe fruit, strawberries, sultanas, chocolate cookies.
With water: as above, but sweeter. No including citrus fruits.
Arrival of sherry. Development of Medium-dry sherry. Accompanied by dark tones of chocolate and ginger-spice.
Long, warm sherry sweet and mouth-watering finish.