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.

49 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    24 June

    First tasted this at a hotel in Stellenbosch. Beautiful and smooth. Promptly forgot its name and needed to go back to the hotel as a reminder. Glad I did and nowxi have a bottle of my own.

  • 5
    21 June

    Stunning dram. Soft, smooth, sweet Christmas cake , fresh oak, a touch of water opens it up and it is just delicious. No harshness, it just says ' more'. For the money it is a first class malt.

  • 4
    1 June

    My first foray into this whiskey. I've only been a whiskey drinker for three months....and this is one of the best that I've tasted so far. When I'm a more experienced whiskey drinker I'll leave a more detailed review...but so far this is for me a smooth drop and a good flavour. Top 5 so far.

  • 2
    18 May

    A bit bland. I was expecting more.

  • 3
    17 May

    "Nose" (undiluted) Cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon sticks. "Palate" (undiluted) Initial spiced dark currants, cherry, over-ripe black grapes, transitions mid-palate to a teensy weensy bit raw, unadulterated alcohol. Brackish water comes to mind. "Finish" (undiluted) Some smoke. A little green and a tinge of bitterness accompanies the taste of sherry and oak at the end.

  • 4
    3 May

    In my opinion this whiskey falls in between the Dalmore 12 yr. and the Balvenie 12 yr. doublewood. It's not as dry as the Dalmore and doesn't have the bourbon like sweetness of the Balvenie although I think it leans more towards sweetness. On the nose there is a pleasant smell of maple syrup and butter. The palate has some of that sweetness mixed with raisins and vanilla. You also taste a lot of woody oak. The finish has more raisins and oak. All in all a good easy drinking whisky

  • 5
    17 April

    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!

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