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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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.

112 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    14 days ago

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Very smooth whisky

  • 4
    27 September

    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

    Outstanding

  • 5
    31 August

    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

    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

    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.

  • 5
    5 August

    Wonderful drink. I'm partial to the smoky Scotch but this is a great departure. Excellent!

  • 3
    10 July

    Aberlour 12 had some tough competition at the time we first tried it, since we also got a bottle of Lagavulin 16 the same day. And yet ever since, this sweet and pleasant but rather simple scotch has never really stood out to us all that much, even though we've gone through much of the bottle. I saw it on sale at a screaming deal of $32 at the grocery store, but didn't think it was worth buying when for a few dollars more I could get something I liked better. At least this is preferable to the similarly sherried Macallan 12, which I think needs a little water. Peat has always been more of our thing than sherry, but I nonetheless want to try Aberlour A'bundah eventually.

  • 5
    9 July

    Excellent... must try for all.

  • 5
    20 May

    Pure velvet

  • 4
    5 May

    love this as a nightcap after a long day.

  • 5
    28 April

    Great balance between spicy and sweet.

  • 4
    23 April

    Love it, really nice. A smooth criminal, Eeee Heee!!

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