Aberfeldy 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Stated Age
18 years old
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
27 Jun 2014 8:11 pm by z-imaging

Average value

€ 79,14

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Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 18-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.10 points

  1. nijam01 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very pleasant dram. Nothing spectacular, but good in every field. Mellow, mild and easy to enjoy. Might be even better with + 3 - 5 %.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet. Vanilla. Honey. More vanilla..
    • Taste
      88 88
      Honey and vanilla are strong. Little oiliness. Nice mouthfeel. Mild. Maybe, just maybe a bit too mild.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium finish. Same honey and vanilla game.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for completing the line-up with this 18 sample.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Higher age doesn't automatically mean better taste, but for these I think it does.

    Too bad then, that maybe by exception of the 12, at 40% they are not exactly great value for money.
    • Nose
      Doing a 12-18-21 side by side.

      Honey, citrus, sweet and quite fruity.

      Some cereal notes, a little vanilla.

      A touch of banana, more than the 12 but almost completely gone in the 21.

      Light oakyness, all together a very pleasant and inviting nose.

      Noticably richer than the 12, missing some warm wood notes to be up with the 21.
    • Taste
      It's a very nice dram, but the whole trio suffers from low ABV.

      That said, it's richer and more spicy than the 12, giving it some sort of more power.

      The 12 is lightly dry from arrival, the 18 rather oily, and the 21 even more so.

      However all of them turn a bit watery and thin fairly quick.

      Otherwise for the 18; honey notes, oranges.

      A nice carefree sipper in it's simplicity.
    • Finish
      The 12 is rather dry and bitter on the after taste, the 18 is not that dry, but still with a bitter twist on the tail. The 21 is more tannic, but still not much drier than the 18.

      For the 18: Medium length, lingering orange zest with some sweetness.

  5. praisethepasta scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Nice, uncomplicated and undemanding background whisky
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. praisethepasta scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    It's a more matured version of the standard 12 yo with basically the same profile, with some wood notes as a sign of the longer maturation. Also, it tastes rather younger than an 18 yo (more 14 - 16 ish) and it 'suffers' from the same issues as its younger sibling: it could be way better at a higher ABV. I've tried opening up the pallet by adding a few drops of water, which was a mistake as it pushed a rather unpleasant bitter oak note to the front, and all the rest way to the back. Pleasant enough as a background whisky, but very, very mainstream. 79-80 points
    • Nose
      fruity (citrus), wood (oak), hints of chocolate and vanilla. Not complex, but inviting
    • Taste
      the oak takes the pole position, but it develops nicely with vanilla , some honeyed fruitiness (orange zest and citrus) and chocolate
    • Finish
      not very long, just the sweeter notes that linger on. A bit thin and watery.

  7. Gloin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Solid whisky, pleasing, but also a bit lame.

  8. karloff scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. karloff scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    I must say I've enjoyed this. It is nothing spectacular or unusual. My wife fetched it back from holiday. Would it have bought it? Probably not, especially what she paid for it. 
    • Nose
      Dried Orange, it also has some plastic notes. Nectarine, honey and vanilla. It really does have a nice nose but nothing complex. Ripe banana and marigold flowers.
    • Taste
      This is quite smooth, as it should be, plus it's only 40% and I think it suffers for it slightly . It should be at least 46%. Saying that it is still a nice sipping whisky. Again lots of orange notes and honey. Marmalade, fairy cake, vanilla and Jaffa cake.
    • Finish
      A medium finish with lots of vanilla, banana and those orange notes again. 


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