Aberfeldy 28-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Stated Age
28 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
30 May 2016 8:13 pm by Duke11

Average value

€ 273,50

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56 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 28-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.15 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    N: Sweet & easy on fruity > dunnage, the fruits & barley abundant and integrated.
    T: Expecting it to be richer, it arrives thinner than expected [40% !], with a coppery barley thinnish chew. It is again, well integrated with firm bourbon-cask action, though it’ll be a cask mix no doubt.
    F: Lifts-off clean.
    C: Strong form throughout, though it tells a common story of nose over palate over finish. At the time, £176 [MoM], but now you’re looking at an alarming £430 from WDF [Jan ’19].

    Scores a B[-]

  2. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Got a chance to taste it in airport.. luckily
    • Nose
      78 78
      Wax, candle drip, sulfur. Initially already not my favourite nosing. Underneath the strong waxy nose there are some fruits, vanilla and oak.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Sweet fruits, wax, and of course sulfur! Sweet but abit watery, maybe due to the low abv?
    • Finish
      77 77
      Medium short, sweet but also some bitterness.

  3. RL_whisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I found it surprisingly good at only 40 abv. I feel that a slightly higher abv would enhance the taste and finish quite a bit though.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  5. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty, absolutely consistent ... maybe by the 40% a tick too soft, but that is whining on a high level.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Overpriced and a bit thin at 40% ABV, but the balance is excellent.
    • Nose
      Waxy fruits, honey, caramel, sherry, raisin, freshly varnished wood, tobacco, leather, green tea, grass.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Sweet waxy fruits, citruses, caramel, spicy oak and mushroom.
    • Finish
      Long, bittersweet, spicy.

  7. Abadon05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For the age and the price unfortunately much too little. And too uncomplicated. Since the 21er can offer much more at a cheaper price.
    • Nose
      Candle smell (-> is already in the direction of wax), a slight smell of sulfur, plus orange and a sweetness.
    • Taste
      Sweet, (blood) orange, lemon, wax, bit of sulfur.
    • Finish
      Medium. The sweetness now appears in conjunction with a bitterness, blood orange, to some wood and toffee.

  8. Macheye scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aberfeldy 28 year old offers a lovely drinking experience – it’s the type of whisky that’s both indulgent and refined, but also easy to get along with. Great balance of sweetness and bitterness with an old wood profile that still allows the more fruity underpinning flavours to shine through. Very tasty stuff indeed. Alas, the price of this one has completely skyrocketed.

    • Nose
      Unmistakably Aberfeldy – a lovely mix of fruits, confectionery and well-aged wood. Initially we’re greeted with toffee apples, peaches, orange zest and a hint of pineapple. There’s some sherry influence here, raisins and sultanas and the like, but these play second fiddle to pronounced woodiness – aged aromas from polish and varnish, fresher ones from tree sap, wood planking and beeswax. A wonderful nose.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly viscous for 40% ABV (though still could have a wee bit more oomph for my liking) and delivering a rich and creamy arrival which emphasises both sweetness and wood. Toffee and fudge are joined by ripe apples, poached pears and a heavy dose of old wood in the form of leather bound books, furniture polish and tobacco. Pleasant and well-judged spice in the form of ginger and cinnamon adds interest and also imparts bitterness which temper the more overtly sweet note which drive this whisky.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, somewhat astringent and spiced with ginger.

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Despite the slightly thin / disappointing finish, a great whisky
    • Nose
      Tobacco, leather, some oak, good honey, green tea, crunchy, raisins, sweetness
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate, polish, pepper, oak, spicy, peach
    • Finish
      a bit thin, spicy

  10. Oloroso-Butt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87


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