- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 18-year-old
24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.25 points
- Thanks to karloff for completing the line-up with this 18 sample.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Nice, uncomplicated and undemanding background whisky
- 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
fruity (citrus), wood (oak), hints of chocolate and vanilla. Not complex, but inviting
the oak takes the pole position, but it develops nicely with vanilla , some honeyed fruitiness (orange zest and citrus) and chocolate
not very long, just the sweeter notes that linger on. A bit thin and watery.
- Solid whisky, pleasing, but also a bit lame.
- 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.
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.
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.
A medium finish with lots of vanilla, banana and those orange notes again.
- Like in the cases with he 12 and 16 year old I would like a higher ABV and non-chill filtered. When can we see different cask strengths from Aberfeldy?
Cinnamon, raisin pastries, apple, caramel. You can see the relationship between Aberfeldy 12 and 16 year old.
Cinnamon, sherry, apple, citrus notes, honey, almonds
Rounded and balanced but I miss a higher alcohol content.