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Aberlour 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.43/100
votes
547
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask Matured
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Double Matured in Oak and Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKPG 3086
Barcode
3047100243774
Added on
02 Oct 2013 11:05 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 41.38

24 × in wishlist

547 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 12-year-old

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.43 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Super Administrator

    This 12-year-old Speysider appears to be the tamed version of the excellent Aberlour A'bunadh, even though it is a vatting of both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry matured whisky. Fresh, citrusy and a little bit shy at first nosing, the aroma unfolds with tropical fruits, cloves and hints of marzipan. Despite its low ABV, the taste is surprisingly strong and fruity-spicy with lots of blueberries, plums and ginger. The finish is of medium length with notes of milk chocolate, baked apple and wood tannins. An easily accessible and quite affordable Single Malt with character.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 83 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. erwinnlim scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Good introduction to sherried malts. Value (£25) : 6/10
    • Nose
      Classic vanilla and caramel notes. But some darker notes of sultanas as well. Much less sherried than the colour (mind the E150 added) would lead you to believe.
    • Taste
      Apples and honey. Slightly herbal as well. Some cinnamon notes before ginger spices take over.
    • Finish
      A short, spicy finish. I personally find it lacking some sweetness.

  3. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Decent sensible malt for his money. I drank the bottle quickly and with pleasure.
    • Nose
      Candied peaches, apricot jam, honey pastries, pies, sweet spices, caramel and apples.
    • Taste
      Peaches, turns into apples and sweets, the nuances of cream and lush pies with chocolate chips.
    • Finish
      It echoes the taste of apple pie, various pastries and sweet spices, a slightly bitter barrel.

  4. snaotheus scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Oaky, sherry, dried cherry,
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweet, fruity, maybe bananas, mild vanilla, more light caramel. Oak for sure. Something minty or herbal.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Light and airy, vanishes and leaves behind alcohol and floral/honey notes.

  5. JeJoost scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Decent entry-level age stated single malt.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet grain, bubble gum, honey, marzipan nuttiness, nutmeg, some raisins, sweet milk and slight red wine. Both the bourbon and sherry casks are noticeably present. Sweet dominates.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Raspberry, redberries, lemon, pears, vanilla, sugar syrup, flat soda. The low abv is noticeable here, it shows potential but lacks flavor and viscosity.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short, orange, zesty, spicy & sweet, chocolate, a little wood shows up at the end.

  6. GATver scored this whisky 71 points Newbie

    is very disappointing.

  7. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind
    The bottle already has the new design
    Overall, I like the bottling, especially considering the price, there are deductions for the somewhat thin finish, here the 40% take revenge
    • Nose
      84 84
      Apple juice, cookies, lemon sorbet, peach, tropifrutti, no alcohol
    • Taste
      84 84
      Again tropical fruits, gummy bears, very sweet, but also an immediately somewhat spicy start in the pleasant sense, which balances out the sweetness, alcohol also reserved here
      As you swallow more and more, it becomes more and more spicy
    • Finish
      79 79
      Vanilla sugar, caramel, a touch of fruit, unfortunately (too) not very intense, but tasty

  8. Igitor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Boenke scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    What a smooth, fruity dram ... great fruity nose, soft taste and finish. For the 25 EUR I payed it’s really good ...

    Sherry comes out after a few minutes in the glass.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherried - Vanilla - Fresh Fruit - Apples
    • Taste
      84 84
      Apple - Vanilla - Ginger - Fresh fruit - Vanilla
    • Finish
      83 83
      Pepper - Fresh Fruit - Vanilla - Wood

  10. Ulcinj scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

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