Aberlour 12 Year Old
Double Cask Matured

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Aberlour 12 Year Old / Double Cask Matured
Web Exclusive Price £36.75 £30.63 ex VAT (£52.50 per litre)
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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.
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.

43 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    13 days ago

    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!

  • 5
    4 September 2015

    I''m a beer drinker. But bought a box of cigars, and thought I''d have with a shot of scotch. Picked this 12 off the shelf, and wow, very very good. Hard to imagine another scotch could be any better with a cigar. Smooth, clean, and well, just perfect.

  • 5
    13 August 2015

    I was a huge fan of the Aberlour 10 until a friend persuaded me to give this a try. Suffice to say the 10 is now a lonely fellow

  • 5
    29 July 2015

    One of my favourites - very smooth and rich, goes down a treat. A must have for any Speyside drinkers!

  • 5
    6 July 2015

    This is my favorite Scotch of them all. Smooth as silk. I made the mistake of getting my wife to try a dram and she drained it within a week..... And She DOESN''T DRINK!!!!

  • 5
    28 June 2015

    After trying the 10 I was very wary about buying this, but after finding it on offer I decided to give this a go and I am pleased that I did. The nose is lovely a hint of spice and a strong oak smell to it. On the palate it is a bit thin but has wonderful dried fruits such as currents and the spice comes in full, the two marry together to give a delicious old fashioned fruit cake. The finish lingers for a while but not too much to be overpowering, it''s sweet with a lovely charred oak flavour. Overall I give this 90/100, I shall try to always have a bottle of this in my collection and I urge you to do the same

  • 5
    24 June 2015

    I bought Aberlour 12 because Checkout51 had a $2.00 cash back offer. I''m glad I did. Wow. I can go into the layers of complexity, nose, finish, etc. Suffice it to say it is a fine whiskey.

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