Aberlour 12 Year Old
Double Cask Matured

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Aberlour 12 Year Old / Double Cask Matured
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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.

119 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    7 March

    Consistent and perfectly balanced

  • 4
    3 March

    Aberlour always makes me feel special. This double cask matured is nice and smooth, such a good whisky. Would definitely recommend.

  • 5
    18 February

    Aberlour renders all else secondary, according to my taste. Earthy and so honest, with a homely warmth. I find it is real a question whether I will ever choose any other Scotch.

  • 5
    6 January

    Aberlour is probably one of my favorite single malts. Definitely one of the smoothest in character, can be enjoyed while sipping just like a golden anejo rum. Very pleasurable, a good beginning to start drinking scotch because it won't cause you to make a face when downing a wee drop. Will spoil you for many others in this category, since it's a tad expensive.

  • 4
    25 December 2018

    If you love sherry,low alcohol and age then this is a must

  • 4
    21 December 2018

    My third time with a speyside malt, the first being a disappointing Macallan Gold, & a rather boring Aberfeldy 12, this is a really good one. The nose: very mild spice (can be mistaken for alcohol but thats quite far from the truth) can tell immediately it will be sweet, lots of caramel/vanilla, also sherry driven. Reminds me of an excellent bourbon thats not spiky whatsoever. My tasting notes for this one: the arrival is sweet but also spicey like cinnamon, there are lots of caramel & vanilla notes, but also really deep sherry fruits, for me I get red apple, maybe raisins. As a person who enjoys peated (strong or mild) whiskies again, this one reminds me a lot of a quality bourbon!! Dangerously drinkingable neat, have not tried with ice but can imagine it would be even smoother than it already is.

  • 5
    21 December 2018

    It's very easy to compare whiskies but oh my what a mistake. This is a benchmark whisky. Wonderful Speyside, a classic. Full, textured and oh so sippable. It calls for respect.

  • 3
    2 December 2018

    Average whiskey overall. Nose: oaky, notes of pear and honey Palate: Overpowering oak, if you add just a little bit off water the buttery sweet almost pear taste comes through Finish: Raisins and herbal Nothing very special, I find the oak flavor a bit too powerful, even if only 40% I find the alcohol flavor to be strong. It hides the notes of sweet butter and pear. However, worth its price.

  • 5
    1 December 2018

    Very smooth whisky with a hint of sherry and chocolate. This has become my "go to" single malt. Well priced for a truly superb whisky!!

  • 4
    29 November 2018

    A sherry sweet whisky with an initial butter note followed by spicy finish. Little unbalanced on the alcohol component to finish - daresay this will dissipate in the older whiskies. Tasty - definitely a well made Highlander. 3.5/5 (damn this lack of 1/2 stars!)

  • 5
    13 November 2018

    I am just getting into Scotch. Aberlour 12 was referred to me by a friend (who has a lot more experience with Scotch than I do). I was blown away by the flavor and smoothness of this whisky!

  • 4
    12 November 2018

    Picked up this whisky earlier today and gave it a try. A decent amount of sherry and a lot of dark fruit. If you like sweeter whisky, this is probably for you.

  • 3
    18 October 2018

    I see from the notes that under "smoke" the rating is 0. I find that hard in that I find a West coast smoke, which is unpleasant - is it just my taste buds? I have been an avid Speyside man for 40 years.

  • 5
    13 October 2018

    Very easy to drink, smooth buttery feel. Taste is sweet with a hint of spice. Over the past 2 or 3 years I have gotten into drinking and appreciating whiskies. And this, in my opinion, is very nice to drink.

  • 5
    30 September 2018

    Very smooth whisky

  • 4
    27 September 2018

    Received it as a gift and I'm happy chap. Light and sweet chocolate and vanilla flavours. Want to explore more Aberlour.

  • 5
    20 September 2018

    Outstanding

  • 5
    31 August 2018

    Aberlour 12 year old is my every day "go to" single malt. It is refreshing, has tasteful body with complimentary flavors and is not outrageously priced.

  • 1
    18 August 2018

    I've tried, and tried, but... I think this is one of the dullest whiskeys I drank up 'til now. Absolutely nothing special or mentionable.

  • 5
    8 August 2018

    Tried this one at a whiskey show last spring and since have made sure to always have a bottle in my house. It's sweet at first, but once you get to know it you start to taste interesting spice in the background. Would recommend this whiskey to anybody.

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