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.

74 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    14 days ago

    All things considered, this is simply excellent.

  • 5
    13 November

    I do agree with the previous review to mine that that it dosen't leave a strong taste in your throat after you have drunk it. But I will say apart from that this uncomplicated 12 year old whisky to drink however it is very classy. Beautiful color a great aroma and very sweet and easy to drink. I have yet to taste the 10 year old but I am definetly going to buy that to!

  • 3
    23 October

    I have to say, as much as I love the taste and smell of this whisky, it doesn't last at all. The taste is gone almost as soon as it's gone down your throat leaving you with no lasting satisfaction. It's a shame, too, because this whisky -- as I mentioned -- smells and tastes dreamy. This will be a whisky I take to a friend's or share with a whisky virgin. It's rich and not remotely harsh, which is nice if you're after mild like I am. I'd rate this much higher if the taste lingered, and I'm sure you will too. I'd only buy this again on sale.

  • 4
    7 September

    Extremely smooth and buttery. A bit towards sweet. Very good for the price

  • 5
    7 September

    Magnificent buy it

  • 4
    9 July

    Sweet and straight forward. It has the sweet fruit taste and chocolate notes which are expressed in many reviews and notes. But it is not one of the greats. The finish is not long on the palette and it is simple.

  • 4
    12 June

    I am a big peat fan but I always like the Aberlour 12. A rich, full bodied taste, always a pleasure to drink any time of the year. Smooth and mellow with hints of vanilla, nutmeg and licorice.

  • 4
    4 May

    This is probably the best value for your money scotch. It outperforms whiskies that cost $20 more. Smooth, sweet with some nice spice and wood. Very well balanced. Great Speyside malt, and I'm a guy who's usually an Islay drinker.

  • 4
    2 April

    Nose very great explosive taste one of the best for the price very good this is a everyday scotch to have ! Lots of flavour that you have to have all the times!!!

  • 4
    17 March

    It's a great 12 year old

  • 5
    30 January

    before I have drunk a lot of brands of Whisly ...but this whisky was amarzing for me... i like the taste flavour, it definitely is delicious ...

  • 5
    28 January

    probably one of the sweetest drams I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. Very fruity, smooth and buttery on the palette with Chistmassy spices that add lovely complexity. Just so very nice and a steal at the price. Easily repurchase worthy.

  • 5
    12 January

    Surprising great taste at a affordable price. I try new whiskeys every year at christmas and then drink them throughout the year. This Whiskey's warm flavor had me returning and using up the bottle before January was half over. Definitely will tell my Maker's Mark friends they need to give over to a new brand Aberlour.

  • 5
    8 January

    Bought a bottle after hearing good things, and i wasnt disappointed. Really rich dried fruits on the nose with apple and cinammon. The palate is more of the same followed by a really nice oak charr. Great stuff after a meal.

  • 4
    13 December 2016

    For the price, it is a great sherry dram. I would rate it better than Glendronach, and below Glenfarclas.

  • 2
    27 November 2016

    I was very disappointed by this expression. This whisky doesn't lack for richness, but, there is no smoothness or nuance, here -- a distasteful alcohol burn and accompanying heat dominate and overwhelm everything else on the palate. Frankly, I found Dewar's White Label to be a vastly superior whisky to this offering. In my opinion, Aberlour 12 is inferior to Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask, Glengoyne 10, Glenfiddich 12 and most every other single malt or blended Scotch that I've ever tried. I'll avoid this one like the plague.

  • 5
    6 November 2016

    Wonderfully warm and easy to drink. Great for the hip flask also!

  • 5
    30 October 2016

    I had some A'bunadh (approx 1/6 btl.) left (batch 53 at 59.7% abv) and deciddd to combine it with a bottle of the 12 which created a hybrid of approx 43-44% abv and the result was an astoundingly great dram

  • 5
    28 October 2016

    Fruity and sweet.

  • 4
    30 September 2016

    Nice rich taste, raisins come through stronger than the cinamon.

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