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Aberfeldy 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.85/100
votes
29
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
Bottle code
L15055ZA802 0944
Barcode
5000277000982
Added on
28 Jun 2017 12:50 pm by Yvesss88
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 37,48

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29 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 12-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.85 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Entry Level

    Aberfeldy, owned by Dewar's & Sons, can be found as a single malt for some time now, but produces primarily to provide enough Highland style malt for their famous White Label blended Scotch. In 2014, however, the whole range was updated – black label, golden letters – and some new age statements were added. The entry level malt is still this 12 Year Old.

    The nose reveals a malty heart that reminds me mostly of freshly baked cookies. Sultanas, baked Granny Smith apples and some roasted, sugared notes make it fairly sweet. Loads of toffee and a splash of maple syrup. Hint of cuberdons and dry sherry.

    It is surprisingly creamy on the palate, but again very malty and sweet. Honey, grain cookies, raisins, caramelized almonds and baked apples. That, in my book, makes for a good continuation of the nose, albeit a bit unexciting.

    The finish is quite long with a touch of woodsmoke and some candied orange peel.

    Fine whisky to convince a beginning whisky lover, but mostly because of the finish. My bottle came with a small vial of Uisge Source Water of Scotland from the Pitilie Burn, but my Aberfeldy did not need any water.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    It's been 5 years since I had a bottle of this and I remember liking it then. The standard is still there for me.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A lot of mixed dark fruit but still in the plastic bag, ripe bananas, honey, golden syrup in the tin. Almost got a whiff of a plum porter beer.
    • Taste
      86 86
      I think it has been well documented about Aberfeldy and it's 40% alc vol so I won't discuss it any further. Still it does have some redeeming features. There is quite a tangy, zesty taste of orange peel , slight bitterness but it's a good balance. Again the dark fruit notes, out of the bag this time and in the oven. Added spice to top it off.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is medium and dry leaving a mixed bag of nuts on the death.

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