Aberfeldy 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.03/100
votes
924
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

€ 37.19

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Whisky reviews for Aberfeldy 12-year-old

94 users have left 99 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.03 points.

  1. aw-home scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Honey with pineapple, orange, floral notes and oak aromas.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Honey with pineapple, heather, floral notes and oak aromas.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length with honey, citrus, heather, floral notes and oak aromas.

  2. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  3. Taribo scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Lots of yellow fruit. Peaches. Lots of honey. Spices. Cinnamon. Pleasant. There is a bit of stone bitterness in the finish.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Inoffensive. Uncomplicated. Nothing bad. If you are beginning your malt journey, a good whisky to help find your way.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. KOQ24 scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    All-in-all a solid 12 year old Single Malt that is definitely aimed at more mainstream Single Malt & Blend Drinkers..
    • Nose
      75 75
      Vanilla,Heather,Honey,Almonds,apples,pears
    • Taste
      70 70
      Vanilla,Honey,Almonds,Oak bitterniss,Citrus peel,apple
    • Finish
      50 50
      Mellow and short

  7. bjoernigol scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Boring and weak on the chest

  8. Obynapewno scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Flat, not very volatile, sweet, fruit, raisins, pear, some cinnamon
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweet, creamy, malt, some apples, pepper, and spice
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short, fruity, sweet

  9. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    S 6
    Not specifically unique but a fair highland whisky reminds me of all the typical flavours. The overall sweetness is very bourbon driven. The mouthfeel is thin yet silky.

    N 25
    Mainly vanilla and honey, slowly developing some floral notes and eventually arrived with some sandalwood fragrance. Snow pear and barley sugar sweetness. Faint smoke in the background alongside spikes of ethanol despite its age and low ABV.

    P 23
    Honey and more vanilla. Quite buttery. Spices ( touch of chilli splashed, then nutmeg). Fairly oaky

    F 23
    Mid-short finish. A fair amount of oak wood and a hint of bitterness. Some butterscotch. Mild spices lingering.

  10. Rice213 scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Smell: It is similar to the general highland or Speyside's 10- to 12-year-old entry-level wines, with golden color, light orange flavors, and oak head flavors, with a little banana or pineapple at the end. Alcohol is normal.

    Taste: The smell of oak is relatively strong, with a little vanilla and waxy feeling, and the alcohol feeling is very heavy. The bitterness behind is obvious and uncomfortable, and it is not suitable for drinking.

    Overall: Smell is better than taste. If you already have other entry-level wines, you don't need to try them.

  11. SherryPeathead scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  13. fasstaerke scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    good standard, survives very well in the bottle for a long time. Good for introducing others to single malt.

  14. MrDvorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Delicate, soft, quite sweet and fruity
    w/ notes of peach jam, sherry and orange zest.

    RATING: 83pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.

  15. Funtik scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20

  16. vlad78 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A good drink, especially in combination with its low cost.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet notes of dried grapes, dates and prunes, marshmallows.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is sweet, consisting of dry dark berries with a hint of oak.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium duration, sweet.

  17. 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

  18. og187 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • 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

  19. 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

  20. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  21. Malthead19 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    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

  22. yfalkov scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Floral and fruity on the nose, sweet and spicy on the palate. Warming, delightful finish. Well-balanced, rounded.
    • Nose
      apple, flowers
    • Taste
      fruity, spicy, malty
    • Finish
      medium, pepper, cinnamon, oak

  23. Dan0 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  24. Emperor69 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: Aberfeldy Distillery for John Dewar and Sons Ltd. (bacardi)
    Series: Limited Bottling - Batch No. 2905
    Region: Highlands
    Fortress: 40%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 03/27/2019
    Barrel type: American White Oak Ex-Bourbon Cask
    Age: 12 years old
    Filtration: present
    Dye: yes

    Aromatics: green apples, apple-pear puree, dark plums, hints of pineapple, flower honey, citrus peel, lemon candy, bready malt notes, creamy caramel, fudge, vanilla, cinnamon. The nose is sweet and sour at its core, fresh, thin, light, without a hint of alcoholism, but without any revelations, classic for bourbon aging.

    Taste. Density here, of course, is greatly lacking, but still good saturation remains for 40%. In general, the taste echoes the aromatics, only noticeably sweeter. Acidity from lemon candies and citruses turns into sweetness from baked fruits and honey, spices stand out in contrast.

    Aftertaste: short, what is called swallowed and forgotten. Honey, cappuccino with cinnamon.

    Summary. I tried this whisky about 2 years ago and then it didn’t impress me much, it just seemed good and drinkable, nothing more. Now I decided to refresh my memory and realized that then I was not at all mistaken. It is still the same simple and unpretentious, and to look for something extraordinary and original in it is nonsense. I think that if I ever buy it again, then at a very big discount, to sit with friends, for my beloved, no. I've also tried a 16 year old regular Aberfeldy and a 16 year old Madeiran barrel finished Aberfeldy and I would say they are not far off the 12 year old counterpart. Judging by the review here in the group on the 21-year-old version of Aberfeldy, it also lacks stars from the sky. And the whole problem is that this is the same profile, only with a slightly more intense, but repetitive palette. For comparison, take the same banal Glenfiddich: regular releases are all different, with their own interesting and excellent nuances, there are experiments with different shutter speeds and production methods, etc. Here the reason for the trouble lies, as I think, in the fact that the release of Aberfeldy is designed primarily for blends and for the mass consumer, because this is really Golden Dram, let's not take an example of the classic taste of Scotch whisky. Pleasant, but emasculated, not to the right, not to the left, straight as a stick.

    Rating: 80 out of 100.

    PS The box is convenient, I put all my computer cables there).

  25. Svjatogor scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    n: fresh, citrus, pineapple, honey, vanilla, malt
    t: sweet, light, sour, apples
    a: fruits, green and yellow apples, sour, hint of almonds

  26. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    blind tasted on 04-14-2020.
    (85/82/82)

  27. g00se scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Cheeky and out of round.

  28. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The color is of course a beautiful, warm gold color. A rich and soft whisky. As soon as you smell your whisky you will smell soft notes of herbs and a very light smoky odor. Tilt it slightly and you will smell more fruity aromas.

    While tasting the whisky you can taste hints of: chocolate, caramel, honey, spices and peat. A nice full whisky that you want to roll through your mouth. With its full and dry aftertaste, spicy aftertaste and hints of oranges and honey, you will enjoy its taste for a long time to come.

  29. The_Chilicatch scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    Light whisky that does nothing wrong in itself, but is bottled far too weakly. Grain and hay on the nose, fruity then in the mouth, rather short finish. Would be interesting to drink that to 50 percent by volume. Rather unnecessary in its current form.

  30. McBRI scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

  31. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    An uncomplicated beginner's whisky without corners and edges for a very moderate price. You can also try something like that, especially in times when prices only seem to know the way up.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Fruity, malty and with a good dose of vanilla. There are yellow aromas, which are very restrained. Nothing stings, nothing disturbs, nothing stands out.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very soft and fruity with lots of vanilla and malt. Slight herbal notes, some brioche, a little honey and caramel. Again, yellow fruits dominate without any flaws in the taste. The palate is flattered and the whisky is once again recommended as Easy Dram or perfect beginner.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short to medium length with fruit and sweetness on the palate. Again, error-free and easily accessible.

  32. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A soft highlander for everyday use
    • Nose
      80 80
      Soft and rich, honey, fruity, spicy.
    • Taste
      81 81
      spicy notes, vanilla, honey and a little bitterness.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium dry finish, again honey.

  33. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  34. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky 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.

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      75 75

  41. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Very nice for the summer. Good to offer him absolute newbies in the subject of whisky. To be honest, too characterless, he has nothing surprising, nothing offensive and for me, unfortunately, nothing memorable.
    • Nose
      Flower meadow in early spring, meadow honey and a little overripe orange. Barley malt, peach and elderberry
    • Taste
      very watery in the mouth. Honey in which a vanilla pod was briefly inserted. A sip of caramel, with a dash of peach liqueur. A light hay.
    • Finish
      very short and sweet, tastes of diluted caramel salt

  42. Dagobert scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  43. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Aberfeldy 12YO is a quite good whisky. It’s a simple, smooth, and easy drinkable. It appears with sweet bee-wax, honey, caramel and white fruits notes on nose. The palate is sweet, waxy with honey, oak and light wood fire notes. The finish is a middle with vanilla, spices, oak, caramel, apples and wood coal dust. 

  44. Rien scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  45. Allandale scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A medium to full body.
    • Nose
      Perfumed. Rich. Aroma. Rounded and full. Notes of heather, honey, toffee,vanilla. Pineapple fruit. Hints of butter toffee.
    • Taste
      Depth, sweet golden syrup. Honey sweet. Spicy , orange peel.
    • Finish
      Perfume character. Spicy notes come back,with hints of orange peel. Dry finish.

  46. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  47. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2017/12/14/aberfeldy-12-yo-2017-ob-40/
    • Nose
      N: da subito si intuisce un naso molto ben bilanciato, tra note delicate, fresche e floreali, e un lato più fruttato ed esuberante. Le tasting notes ufficiali parlano di miele d’erica e non è difficile farsi catturare da questa suggestione. Accanto ecco ben evidente la frutta: albicocche disidratate, ananas, arance. Su tutto aleggia una spruzzatina di sentori minerali e il malto, a dirla tutta, è anch’esso in bella vista. Semplice ma davvero ben fatto.
    • Taste
      P: un filo debole l’attacco e tutto giocato su una dolcezza senza tanti fronzoli. Toffee e ancora miele, tanto miele. In un secondo momento si accende la frutta, con brioches all’albicocca e un po’ di marmellata alle arance. Una sensazione innocente di fiori freschi ci viene a fare visita anche al palato, e ci rallegra.
    • Finish
      F: di media durata, mostra a sorpresa una nota legnosa e si richiude su se stesso, con una leggera sensazione astringente, di allappamento.

  48. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    can not understand the good opinions on the basis of my sample, this Hefenote back out is not at all. Joins to distilleries like Cardhu, which I take from the radar ... where you should perhaps consider the 21er again ..
    • Nose
      aromatic sweet and spicy honey, wild meadow (dried grass, hay, wild herbs), orange peel, slightly sour pineapple
    • Taste
      honey sweet, yet fresh, again herbal potpourri (reminiscent of herbal sweets), syrup-like texture, slightly sharp sting (fresh ginger)
    • Finish
      unpleasant yeast in the finish, is furry

  49. praisethepasta scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    An inviting, promising nose if you give it enough time to breath, but the further development never really happens. This could be so much more and so much better if it was bottled at 46% (or even at 43%). Nevertheless, a good easy sipper, the kind of whisky to warm up the palate  before you dive into more complex stuff.
    • Nose
      Let it sit for some 15 - 20 minutes (with a lid over the glass) and you get a lovely aroma of vanilla, citrus, ripe oranges and orange zest, honey and brown sugar, with a whiff of chocolate at the end.
    • Taste
      soft arrival, a bit (too) thin and watery even. Nevertheless you get chocolate-y notes, honey, a bit of (soft) wood and vanilla. It all remains a bit constrained.
    • Finish
      The finish starts of a bit sharp, with alcohol and is short to medium, with some oiliness that lingers about

  50. praisethepasta scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A classic example of a whisky that starts of promising but suffers from lower ABV
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      70 70

  51. 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

  52. Macheye scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Aberfeldy 12 year old is a solid whisky that I would happily recommend as a starter malt to someone commencing their whisky journey. It offers a good balance of sweetness and cask spice, whilst still sticking true to the promise of the Golden Dram with honeyed notes and flavours firmly in the driving seat. Of course, as an entry-point whisky it’s none too surprising to see this at 40% - I’d be very interested in a 12 year old cask strength version were that ever created.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/aberfeldy/aberfeldy-12-year-old/
    • Nose
      Honey and fruit. Honey is immediate and pronounced. It is accompanied by vanilla, pineapple, orange peels, butterscotch and barley water. There’s a light herbalness in the background – some mint and maybe some pine. Cask influence is kept on the down low initially, but ginger is still perceivable.
    • Taste
      Light, delicate and a little lacking in body, but entirely pleasant in terms of arrival. Spice and bitterness now come out to play with cinnamon, ginger and bitter toffee all playing a part. There’s a combination of both fresh and dried fruits and berries here and the honey and vanilla remain firmly in place and translating well from the nose. There’s a good balance between sweetness and bitterness and some interesting notes of burnt caramel and toasted almonds.
    • Finish
      Short to medium in length and bringing orange zest and ginger spice.

  53. Zoltavar scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  54. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Damn those 40% of alcohol. To have more strength might be somewhere else, but I like the smell
    • Nose
      Strong fruity and fresh fragrance - citrus fruits, green apples, rhubarb, sherry. Trace elements of dried fruit, light ginger
    • Taste
      Primarily, cereal, spicy, prunes, plum-compote, fruit tea, vanilla, ginger and very little citrus fruit again. The taste is a bit hungry, it would be a little bit more alcohol
    • Finish
      Repeatly, cereal, palm and ginger-prickly - medium-long reverberation

  55. Kontra scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    A good single malt whisky with a good price performance ratio that you always like to drink.
    • Nose
      Slightly sweetish, a touch of smoke is in the nose and also some roasted aromas are to be guessed.
    • Taste
      It tastes sweetish, reminiscent of honey.
    • Finish
      On the finish, it is slightly spicy and reminiscent of orange peel.

  56. fileosoph scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  57. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think that's good. No high-flyer, but the acid note I think has something.
    • Nose
      Mmh, he has some acidity in his nose. I find it good. Like an old apple variety (Boskop, Elstar).
    • Taste
      Phew, in taste then again this acid note, only the first does not like right. The longer it stays in the mouth, the better I like it.
    • Finish
      In the finish again sour and sweet. At the same time very harmonious.

  58. knopfler99 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    altogether rather less exciting, short finish and less complex flavors.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Oak notes, a little pineapple and young plum
    • Taste
      77 77
      diffuse herbal notes - reminiscent of Ricola herbal sweets, some sage mixed with other herbs, yeasty & malty tones, slight bitterness, dry (little salivation), mild, slightly furry tongue
    • Finish
      76 76
      little depth, relatively short finish

  59. ctu scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky for daily use.
    • Nose
      Caramelized apples, honey, vanilla, flowers and citruses.
      Slight tobacco and iodine.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy. Honeyed peach, lime juice, 7up.
    • Finish
      Medium length with fruits and pepper

  60. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Simple, slightly oaky, but drinkable.
    • Nose
      Aromatic, orange zest, frankincense, pineapple, heather, honey, sweet malt
    • Taste
      Lovely, tangerine, honey, candy, lightly spicy oak and pinch of nutmeg, malt
    • Finish
      Medium, dry-sear, seasoning, bitter orange

  61. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  62. chlinatele scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Bought for 30 CHF. Find him really good for the price. As a guest whisky I think he's a hammer
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  63. ahroeen scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Some iodine, a bit medicinal? Salt? A fruity sweetness with a bitter, almond-like finish. Difficult to pinpoint very many flavours, as I found it to be incredibly bland, thin-bodied and dull.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  64. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  65. Ciro scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  66. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not bad, but not the high flyer. One or two drops of water are good for him Two or three more years in the barrel and a few percent more alcohol would not have hurt the whole thing.
    • Nose
      The nose offers oranges and tangerines, with a gentle touch that brings the smell of nuts. Some malt pairs with spicy oak and a few sheets of damp paper. This is accompanied by a dusty note. With water, first a few pieces of chocolate with a few Nusssplittern out. This is followed by malted sugar, a few oak chips and chocolate-coated orange sticks.
    • Taste
      The citrus notes of the nose are not detectable at first, but gradually develop. Malt and a potpourri of spices complete the whole thing. Water makes the taste minimal creamy. Then suddenly some chocolate, before beautiful oak notes & bitter orange take over the scepter. Everything embedded in a slight dustiness.
    • Finish
      Here too an idea nut & malt, otherwise a full, round dryness. Water again catches soft citrus notes before it gets dry in the mouth; accompanied by oak, spices, wafer-thin caramel and a hint of orange.

  67. Stormbringer scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Tasty whisky that is seen by the experienced whisky drinker as beginner whisky. But that does not matter. If you are looking for a nice fruity whisky under 40 euros that easily dries away, buy that bottle. A lot of fruit, slightly floral, slightly oily in texture, little bit of smoke. With the whiskys under 50 euros no money thrown away!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  68. berarith73 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      74 74

  69. Andytka3 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Fresh honey, milky nougat with whole lots of pleasing fruit elements,
    notably hints of apple, vanilla, some welcoming tobacco..sweet tobacco.
    Cedar box, soft cask influence and lightly flinty.

    P- Gentle spicy, tinned apricot, caramel, fresh honey again and sweet oriented. Is nice if you are not searching for any depth.

    F- Medium. Hints of heat, but still pleasant, peppery hot and clean crisp spirit.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  70. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  71. mm.binder scored this whisky 74 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      72 72

  72. whiskyroma scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    C: Caramel.

    N: We cannot identify this whisky as a rich one, since few scents can reach the nose. Among these, sherry is easily recognizable, along with chantilly cream and citrus peel. As time goes by, very light and nice smoke begins to emerge.

    P: Notes of orange peel will make your mouth fresh and clean; as for the body, this ends being oily.

    F: Brief, concise, citric and slightly malty.

    Definitely, this dram is too polite and shy: the direct consequence is the inability to raise emotions. Even though we can recognize this as a pleasant dram, the deficiency in scent’s vivaciousness and their inconsistency makes this a “telegraphic” whisky.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      67 67

  73. Ultimo scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  74. ApricotOne scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      75 75

  75. Unclimbability scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Colour: Gold
    Body: Medium

    Nose: Heather, honey, a little floral, some heathery smoke, wood smoke, green oak, some lemon, a little vanilla and toffee. More lemon after a bit.

    Water: A drop reveals more smoke, ashes, beeswax and orchard fruit.

    Taste: Sweet arrival, toffee, going quite juicy with pear, then lemon, fizzy lemon sherbet, developing some harsh sappy oak. Soot and oak into the finish.

    Water: More gentle arrival then more smoke with ashes.

    Finish: Short/Medium length. Harsh oak and chocolate and a little lemon.

    Notes: Batch 2905. Shame about the oak, but still very quaffable. Not as good as the 16yo but more smoke.
    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      68 68

  76. Lord Rodney scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Perhaps one of the most dull Single Malts I have tasted to date. It's drinkable, sure - in fact, it will go down this summer with lots of ice - And then I will forget I ever had a bottle. It's so bland and short tasting - I've had blends that were much more giving than this *sigh*

  77. 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

  78. hfos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  79. xFabe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Drinkable standard that is not really good, but at least something more offers in the form of the combination of sweetness and tartness. At least not so flat.
    • Nose
      warm herbal honey, at first very light and unobtrusive, farmer's bread, pineapple juice, grapefruit, second nose says white angegorene grapes
    • Taste
      first slightly alcoholic, grapefruit continues in the form of acidity and astringency, looks altogether very fresh, then come caramel and orange
    • Finish
      sweet and light salmiac, oak not really well integrated, sweetness and honey stay behind

  80. 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.

  81. domani scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A very sweet, pleasantly mild Single Malt - 02.05.2015
    • Nose
      Very sweet, mint candy, honey, vanilla, pineapple, orange peel
    • Taste
      Sweet, cane sugar, oelig, roasted almonds, liquorice
    • Finish
      medium

  82. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet, honey, orange peel, cereals
    Taste: oily, fruity, fresh, orange
    Finish: medium-long, spicy, fruity, bitter

  83. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

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

  84. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    as a non smoked 12 year old I expected it to be a little bit more rounded and smooth, but still a very nice and drinkable whisky
    • Nose
      honey melon, honey, cereal

      some fruitynes, a little citrus, very soft and gentle
    • Taste
      cereal, honey, toast with butter

      not as complex as the nose implies
    • Finish
      bitter, orange peel, confectionary marsipan 

      goes from a tad bit oily to quite dry at the end

  85. Dram Tanna scored this whisky 55 points Member Senior

    I was very underwhelmed by this malt. I bought it in October and its still hanging around. Decanting and O2ing it helped round it off, but on the whole I found it harsh and low on taste and smell. Seems they are relying on nice new packaging and marketing, but its not in the bottle. Cheap enough so I don't feel too ripped off.
    • Nose
      58 58
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      44 44

  86. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    pleasant, mild, sweet and sweet beginners, not very complex, but also nothing disturbing
    • Nose
      sweet, honey, malt, cereals
    • Taste
      soft and sweet, caramel, orange, honey, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, slightly bitter, a hint of blood orange

  87. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  88. whiskyroma scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      73 73

  89. whiskyroma scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Definitely, this dram is too polite and shy: the direct consequence is the inability to raise emotions. Even though we can recognize this as a pleasant dram, the deficiency in scent’s vivaciousness and their inconsistency makes this a “telegraphic” whisky.
    • Nose
       We cannot identify this whisky as a rich one, since few scents can reach the nose. Among these, sherry is easily recognizable, along with chantilly cream and citrus peel. As time goes by, very light and nice smoke begins to emerge.
    • Taste
       Notes of orange peel will make your mouth fresh and clean; as for the body, this ends being oily.
    • Finish
      Brief, concise, citric and slightly malty.

  90. Mardo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  91. Opeth83 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Honey, Muesli, vanilla little cinnamon all fine in balance. In the aftertaste a bit bitter / hard but certainly not annoying. Would still like to purchase a bottle of this. Even women who came to visit could appreciate this whisky. Tube and bottle also very nice for what it is worth.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  92. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  93. Banshieee scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      69 69

  94. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  95. newman346 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is surprisingly premonition of the Munmun system Aberfeldy 12yo! Color Surprisingly rich fulfilling color tone Nose It combines well-appreciated apple feel and black oolong tea Attach Surprisingly bitter cacao gish Faintly Chin Chin Body Surprising feet firmly featherweight Taste Dark Darjeeling feeling Juwat Shiitake mushroom Gish Gritty tiramisu rubbing with rubber feeling Sweetness of faint sum Straw and chestnut feeling over time A little finger gushes Biwa Gish and the astringency of the sea is superb drinking Finish Adult flavored whisky bonbon brings elegance of bones Unbelievable sense of uniformity that you want to eat bitter chocolate Gorgeous supreme pressure gang This is already the best drinking jab drinking system https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/1fyharsrgpuxzt.html

  96. hefaists scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A step up in quality when compared to the old version. The nose in particular has a lovely density to it, but the taste and aftertaste drag it back down. Decent malt whisky that works well as a warm-up malt to calibrate your nose and palate.

  97. Triek scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  98. Master Quill scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Potentially a good Whisky, but too much caramel and toffee, and to low ABV. It comes across as watered down.

  99. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

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