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Aberfeldy 12-year-old

Overall rating
78.85/100
votes
745
Whiskybase ID
WB76497
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Bottling Batch No.: 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

€ 36.70

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745 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 12-year-old

82 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.85 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 80 points Super 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 aromatic 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. HammerHead scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    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

  3. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Very clear, tasty, smooth, rounded base release. It would be 43-46%, there would be a bomb.
    • Nose
      Pears, pies, honey pastries, peach jam, candies, piece of wood, crumbly cookies.
    • Taste
      Slightly expressed, slightly sweet with a slight acidity. A piece of wood, peaches, a basket of fresh fruit.
    • Finish
      Long, quite comprehensive for this age and price. Wood, hay, gingerbread cookie.

  4. Gerhans scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    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

  5. 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.

  6. riegerjonas scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    2020-04-08
    • Nose
      76 76
      fruity, some marzipan
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77
      pleasantly short, but intense with a little oak

  7. og187 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      fresh liquid honey with water, lollipops like a COCK was sold near the school, vanilla, wet wood
    • Taste
      78 78
      thin, alcoholic, sugary, no raisins, simple
    • Finish
      78 78
      short-lived, dull, straight, grainy

  8. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Simple, straight forward malt for a decent price.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Malthead19 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Color: Gold (without FS)

    - very tasty "standard" single malt,
    - surprisingly high similarity in smell and taste to a Dalwhinnie 15 y.
    - delicious buy recommendation!
    • Nose
      Sweetness, toffee, caramel, spice, oak
    • Taste
      soft, oak, bourbon sweetness, vanilla, oak, lots of spice
    • Finish
      spicy medium-long finish;
      medium-long, sweetish-spicy aftertaste

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