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.

Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old
Cask Type


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • 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.

122 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    22 September

    Smooth and comes in a nice bottle, but it's a bit boring.

  • 5
    16 September

    A very smooth whisky.

  • 5
    25 July

    Lovely, there's a faint sweetness to it.

  • 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


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