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Aberfeldy 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.11/100
votes
448
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Bottling Batch 2905
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Label
New Label: Black and Gold
Bottle code
L15266ZAB03 2123
Barcode
5000277000982
Added on
06 Jan 2016 7:33 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 38,89

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448 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 12-year-old

68 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.11 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 80 points Administrator

    Here we have another workhorse of the blend industry, since most of Aberfeldy's production ends up as key component of Dewar's. The nose of this 12-year-old Highlander is unimposing, grainy and slightly acidic with apple cider, heather honey and hints of vinegar. On the palate, it arrives silky, light and malty sweet before turning more spicy and indistinctly sour in the development. A surprisingly milky aftertaste with almonds, muesli and a touch of oak rounds off the experience. It's probably not a very memorable Single Malt, but nice enough to give it a try.

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 80 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. Gerhans scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    A much overlooked whisky.

    Aberfeldy doesn't do a lot in terms of being unique. Refreshingly enough, the brand seems to acknowledge this. It's a highlands 12 year old whisky. It isn't terribly overprized and it's good. 

    The nose is rather bland at first, but given time, develops a rather pleasant, albeit faint, maltish quality.

    Tastewise, this dram delivers quite well. Malt, honey, chocolate, a little spiciness on the back of the tongue. 

    Aftertaste is just nice and rather warming, with nuts, milk chocolate, vanilla and honey. 

    As stated below, not very memorable, but still a great mid-week dram, a good addition to any whisky cabinet and above all else a great introduction. This is the first dram I pick to give friends to enthuse them into exploring beyond their terrible "i love whisky, I drink Jack Daniels all the time" mindset.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Light nose: honey, sultanas, citrus and general sweetness.

    Taste is pretty much similar, but mainly very light.

    Body and development are virtually non existing. It's all very light and simple.

    Finish is very short with a little honey.

    Not a real bad whisky; there are no clear off-notes, but there's no character either. It's just a very dull and boring dram. Even for the price of 30 euro's there are way better options to consider.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      70 70

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Classic introductory dram, and no showpiece. Can you drink, you should perhaps better leave.
    • Nose
      Grain skimmer, honey and some citrus fruit on first nosing. Life only brings a few yellow fruits (apples and grapes) to the fore, otherwise no change. On the contrary, over time, the nose flattens out. For 40% of the alcohol is very noticeable. Warmed, the flavors are a touch of medical disinfectant in the way, even light smoke seems to be noticeable. Acetone notes in the empty glass.
    • Taste
      Integrated alcohol is something else, luck has only 40%. Very sweet honey and a bit too much oak, as well as clear alcoholic sharpness. Diluted he does not work, the mouthfeel is amazingly good, quite thick.
    • Finish
      Honey and bitter oak, rather short. What remains the longest are the anesthetized mucous membranes.

  5. valery77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla notes, red apple, multifruit juice, apple bone, almond, fruit caramel, fruit gum, cotton candy, freshly sawn board, malt motifs. 21
    • Taste
      Medium, moderately sweet. Black pepper, vanilla, the same juicy red apple, oak tannins, creamy toffee, creamy caramel. 21
    • Finish
      Medium in length, smoothly fading, slightly astringent, tannic. 21
      Pleasant, drinkable whisky, not very complex, but balanced and tasty. Balance 21
      Total 84

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A clear and modern whisky. Not harming anybody, but not leaving a impression either.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sweet and mellow. This is a friend to everybody. Vanilla, cream and a hint of malt. Some applejuice.
      Middle of the road, will not harm anybody
    • Taste
      80 80
      Thin. Some grain notes followed by sweetness, vanilla and honey. Again: middle of the road.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium length. A tad bitter but vanilla sweet and some wood.

  7. Whiskyblower scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      71 71

  9. SweetPeat scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    I like him. Uncomplicated and easy to drink. Good PLV, could be a bit stronger, but even so it is a nice "Daily Dram"
    • Nose
      81 81
      Very sweet, a lot of honey, vanilla, heather, apple, little oak
    • Taste
      81 81
      Clear heather, honey, oak, ripe apple, spicy herbaceous
    • Finish
      78 78
      Rather short (3/10) and tender spicy

  10. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I think this might be perfect for anyone who prefers smooth whiskies, for people that normally drink blends, or maybe to start a whisky tasting session. Do not get me wrong, this is pretty good, but personally I would not buy a bottle. There is certainly no harm in taking a shot if you want to have an easy evening without any challenges.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Opens with the floral side of honey and barley sugar. It is extremely friendly and maybe a little bit too flat. Gentle notes of cashew nuts, macaroons, biscotti, cake and butterscotch. There are not many things in the nose that displeases me, no rough edges, no exciting turns, you get it.. it might be slightly boring. Oh and Please do not add water, chances are that you drown it.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Honey, toffee and barley sugar. A good balance from the start (again stay clear from water) with gentle notes of sweetness and floralness (florality?). Wether’s Original, a hint of sunflower oil and seeds, and it gets a bit of a bitter edge in the finish. Could be something like amaretto liquor, but we are not sure because it does not stay long.
    • Finish
      81 81
      More of the above.

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