Aberfeldy 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Stated Age
18 years old
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
L14093ZA801 1602
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
27 Jun 2014 8:41 pm by z-imaging

Average value

€ 119.89

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150 × member ratings

352 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 18-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.39 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A really nice, tasty, pleasant and good old malt, the logical increase of the 12 year old - but only slightly better!
    At 40% it is fairly thin, almost watery - it is reminiscent of an old blend!
    About 70.00 € / liter are too expensive for me!
    • Nose
      soft, malty, sweet, honey, caramel, yellow fruit, oak;
    • Taste
      sweet, mild approach, soft, oily, creamy, lots of honey, vanilla, pastries, melon, apricot, some oak;
    • Finish
      medium length, creamy, vanilla, honey;

  2. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose: some dried fruit, caramel, vanilla, light spice, orange and cedarwood

    Taste: oak dominates here, subtle fruit note (possibly apple), honey, overall a rather mild taste •
    Finish: short to medium and quite bitter
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. P.K.S scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    It's a disepointment of what i exspekted. lack of flaver should be 43% wold do a lot an this glass. It's smooth and low on flaver burned afthertaste. å good dram on crismas with a lot of food. this is not a long term sipper

  4. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

  5. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Already fruity, tasty.
    Some honey, less of the wood.
    Very well

  6. NcOne 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.

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

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.


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