Aberlour 12 Year Old
Double Cask Matured

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Aberlour 12 Year Old / Double Cask Matured
Web Exclusive Price £36.75 £30.63 ex VAT (£52.50 per litre)
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Customer Rating
Aberlour is always a good choice - one of the best value Speyside malts around. This double matured version is a mix of traditional oak and sherry casks and is rich and fruity with delicious Christmas cake notes.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Cask Type
Sherry
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Christmas Cake Christmas Cake
  • Oak Oak

Aberlour 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Buttery cinnamon toast, concentrated raisin in the background, astringent woody touches, glacé cherry, barrel char.

    Palate: Big sweet butter hit, with maple syrup, brown sugar, plump raisins, nutmeg, milk chocolate and more of the char from the nose.

    Finish: Medium length, with chocolate, raisins and more char.

    Comment: A sweet dram with good levels of sherry spice and richness, although not overly heavy. There is a touch of welcome bitter char that reigns the dram in before it can become too sweet, providing excellent balance.

43 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    13 days ago

    I'm a scotch drinker since I was 17. (Now I'm 64). I got a bottle of Aberlour 12 for my birthday and I'm in love with it! I'll choose it over Glen Livet 15 or The Balvenie from now on.

  • 4
    31 March

    Great value for money. Excellent, smooth, balanced and lot of fun.

  • 5
    29 March

    Great scotch at a great price. I was treated to a scotch tasting at the Indy Scottish games a couple of years ago and was thrilled to explore the a ubundance of flavors and feels. After I heard the prices, I asked for a tasting of scotches from $30-$50.even though it was humorous it was a bit tongue in cheek, with a lot of truth from my wallet. Fast forward a year or so and I ran into a balviene double wood. I had some, and I had some more letting my glenmoragie, another decent price brand, fill the glasses of my friends in the band, and spoiled my self on the Balviene. When I went to buy some it was at a difficult price to explain to my wife albeit very moderate for a good single malt. As I looked at the offerings, I noticed the arberlour 12, and saw the same double cask process described, and after a bit of questioning the clerks who knew little about it, I just bit the bullet and bought another scotch, taste unknown, at $20 less hoping for the best. Little did I know that I had made my best scotch decision of my first year of scotch discovery. It's a great malt smooth and full of flavors, sweet and aromatic, soft on the palate, mild and spicy, with a tremendous flavor of sweet fruits and flowers in a long finish well after swallowing. An awesome scotch value and flavor. This is a single malt in my previously mentioned price range that will find a place in my limited liquor stocks for some time. By the way I took the first bottle to a gathering of my friends in the band and got about 2 drams before I went to get a plate of food. When I got back to the studio the arberlour was gone and I was offered as much "famous grouse red" as I wanted, a great blend in itself. I just recently ran into "black and white" as well. But those are 2 different reviews. Remember always "Life in kilts is life indeed" -Slainte mhath!

  • 4
    12 March

    Beautiful on the palat. Smooth, with lovely butter and cinnamon notes.

  • 5
    4 March

    Very rich and smooth. Perfect.

  • 4
    28 February

    Very smooth but not overwhelming.

  • 4
    6 February

    Although a tad unassuming, this whiskey hits some great notes with a rush of cinnamon and spice while balancing with sweetness. Great value. Sips much like the macallan amber.

  • 2
    14 January

    Bland and boring. If you want a full bodied sweet dram, I would suggest a bottle of Glenfiddich solera vat. At about the same cost there is no comparison.

  • 3
    30 December 2015

    Found this quite anaemic. Never have I tasted a whisky more in need of a higher strength. Its not without charm, but in future I will stick with the sherried loveliness of the standard 10, or opt for the unchillfiltered 12 version.

  • 4
    15 December 2015

    Got this as a gift and very happy with it. I don't drink a lot of scotch but I do like a bit of Jamesons, so the sweetness is familiar and pleasant. I would probably in future go for something a little more challenging, but in itself there's nothing wrong with it!

  • 5
    15 December 2015

    Picked up a bottle without knowing a thing about Scotch. I still no knowing about Scotch Whisky, but I can tell you it tastes damn good

  • 5
    29 November 2015

    Picked this up on a whim, think it might be the BEST Single Malt I've ever had!

  • 5
    23 October 2015

    Absolutely delicious. Mellow, pleasant with hints of swetness, smoke, nuts. Complex but extremely drinkable taste! I loved it!

  • 5
    3 October 2015

    Just lovely. For me, this compares to the Macallan 12 and the Balvenie Doublewood 12.. Please don''t ask me to pick a favourite!

  • 5
    4 September 2015

    I''m a beer drinker. But bought a box of cigars, and thought I''d have with a shot of scotch. Picked this 12 off the shelf, and wow, very very good. Hard to imagine another scotch could be any better with a cigar. Smooth, clean, and well, just perfect.

  • 5
    13 August 2015

    I was a huge fan of the Aberlour 10 until a friend persuaded me to give this a try. Suffice to say the 10 is now a lonely fellow

  • 5
    29 July 2015

    One of my favourites - very smooth and rich, goes down a treat. A must have for any Speyside drinkers!

  • 5
    6 July 2015

    This is my favorite Scotch of them all. Smooth as silk. I made the mistake of getting my wife to try a dram and she drained it within a week..... And She DOESN''T DRINK!!!!

  • 5
    28 June 2015

    After trying the 10 I was very wary about buying this, but after finding it on offer I decided to give this a go and I am pleased that I did. The nose is lovely a hint of spice and a strong oak smell to it. On the palate it is a bit thin but has wonderful dried fruits such as currents and the spice comes in full, the two marry together to give a delicious old fashioned fruit cake. The finish lingers for a while but not too much to be overpowering, it''s sweet with a lovely charred oak flavour. Overall I give this 90/100, I shall try to always have a bottle of this in my collection and I urge you to do the same

  • 5
    24 June 2015

    I bought Aberlour 12 because Checkout51 had a $2.00 cash back offer. I''m glad I did. Wow. I can go into the layers of complexity, nose, finish, etc. Suffice it to say it is a fine whiskey.

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