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Aberlour 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.33/100
votes
217
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 06:41 226
Added on
02 Oct 2013 11:21 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 39,40

217 × member ratings

737 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
20
Taste
20
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

40 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
30 Apr 2018 6:38 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 83 points

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 ≙ 83 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE·

Weighted Rate
83.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
83
“That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)
Reakwoon
Member Senior Reakwoon Review note
09 Jul 2018 10:11 pm
Reakwoon gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.1
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
81
Finish
83
Price
84
Presentation
81
AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
17 Jun 2018 10:25 pm
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
80.5
Nose
80
Initial taste
81
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
83
Presentation
80
Usl1978
Member Senior Usl1978 Review note
12 Jun 2018 4:33 am
Usl1978 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
79
Body
79
Finish
82
Price
85
Presentation
87
netsroht
Member Junior netsroht Review note
23 Mar 2018 12:43 pm
netsroht gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
78.3
Nose
76
Initial taste
76
Body
76
Finish
76
Price
90
Presentation
85
PatSch23_12
Expert Senior PatSch23_12 Tasting note
14 Mar 2018 5:47 pm
PatSch23_12 gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

frisch, starker roter Apfel, Sauerkirsche (Mon Cherie), rote Johannisbeeren, leichter Ingwer, schokoladig, Karamell und Nuss

Taste

mild, Sherry, Traube-Nuss-Schokolade, schwarzer Tee mit Zitrone

Finish

Ingwer und Zimt nach hinten raus, leichte Tannine

Comments

Gefällig, aber etwas „dünn“ (Dalmore-Problem, 40%)

KGA
Member Senior KGA Tasting note
06 Mar 2018 11:41 pm
KGA gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

I smell orange and nuts

Taste

Vanille, nuts, toffee. Bit spicy but not too much

Finish

Nice finish but not too long

Comments

Excellent dram, enjoyed it very much, and the more considering the price ( i paid it 35€).

Rosebank88
Expert Senior Rosebank88 Tasting note
04 Feb 2018 9:44 pm
Rosebank88 gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Beginnt ausgesprochen fruchtig nach Kirsche (Belegkirschen, Em-Eukal Wildkirsche) und sirupartigen Aromen von Dosenpfirsichen. Dann folgen Hefeteig, gemahlene Nüsse, etwas Minze, Eiche und Zimt. Später auch Bananenbrot und Kakaostaub.

Taste

Ölig-weicher Antritt mit Kirschen (v.a. Belegkirschen), fruchtbrandartigen Aromen, Pfeffer, Vanille, vielleicht auch Muskatnuss und Minze. Wird mit der Zeit malziger und mehr nach Bananenbrot.

Finish

Mittellang, betont "kirschig", Nüsse, Kakao und Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte.

Comments
Rien
Expert Senior Rien Review note
13 Dec 2017 4:44 pm
Rien gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80.4
Nose
80
Initial taste
80
Body
79
Finish
80
Price
82
Presentation
84
My Collection
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
22 Aug 2017 1:32 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 86 points

From a sample left over from Februarys MnC:

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/mnc-a-shot-in-the-dark/

Though im not a great fan of the ever-popular and still excellently-priced 10yo, I considered this worthy of quiet contemplation.

  • N: Starts with malty-sweet lemonade and [from memory], a clean & less obvious sherry ratio than the standard 10 - wish i had one alongside. Wood-wise, more resinous than the 18yo, but equally as balanced. Style-wise its much like its Macallan neighbours 12yo. Touches of old-skoolness about it and maybe a ppm or two?.
  • T: A clean>ish softness is observed. A slow grower with a controlled, patient & gradual swell. With some raspberry & blackberry leaf on arrival, it develops some savoury-sour creamy sherried notes, though the quieter bourbon action certainly seems to underpin the whole.
  • F: Cleverly tempered youthful, malty & sherry-sweet finish with a little almond note and a light creamy woodiness.
  • C: Rather good and preferred to the 10yo. Bottling it a little stronger [43% may be enough], would raise the bar even higher and distinguish it more clearly from the supermarket 10. Seems like a mature 12yo, going on 15-16 at times. Quite possibly my favourite official core 12yo from any distillery right now - a very good batch no doubt.

Scores a B-

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