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Aberlour 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.51/100
votes
496
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

€ 38.35

25 × in wishlist

496 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 12-year-old

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.51 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points 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. 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

  5. Ulcinj scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  6. matfrl scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  7. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Jakob scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Delicious

  9. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    okay but compared to the 18y but a disappointment
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. AdamsB scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Aberlour means "an outlet of a stream that flows." In Scotland, this is the place where the mountain stream Lour meets the River Spey. It is this extremely soft water that Aberlour owes its style to. A certain mysticism is added by the fact that the distillery was built near the well of Św. Drostana - an invaluable source of crystal clear water. The history of this well goes back a thousand years, when it was a sacred place for Druids worshiping the spirits of water and oak. In later times, with this water well, Saint Drostan baptized the first Christians in these lands. Aberlour is ripened in two types of barrels: bourbon and Oloroso sherry. The Bourbon cask gives whisky a sweet, vanilla flavor, while Oloroso has spicy and fruity notes. The basic assumption of the distillery is that the apple and blackcurrant dominate in their whisky, while the taste of the grain should be neutralized.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Rich, pears, apples, oak
    • Taste
      76 76
      Sherry, dark chocolate, cinnamon, ginger
    • Finish
      79 79
      Spicy with a hint of mint

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