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.

59 Customer Reviews

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  • 2
    8 days ago

    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

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

  • 5
    30 October

    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

    Fruity and sweet.

  • 4
    30 September

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

  • 3
    29 September

    A very flavorful single malt but I do prefer juice that is 100 pf. & above. That being said this is my go to when I'm in the mood for a "quiet" Scotch

  • 4
    8 September

    Smooth and tasty. Worth getting another bottle.

  • 4
    4 September

    100% on the Notes from Billy A. Most notably, from the pages intro, I find this malt much LESS in the fruit senses than say The Glenlivet which I always love the Pear and other fruit from the Nose to the Palate. Arberlour is a Rich, Cigar Box of Natural woody flavors, where I find the Sherry maturation provides just the balance to make this a SOLID performer!

  • 5
    13 August

    Beautiful taste, full bodied whiskey with hints of cinnamon, delicious evening dram

  • 4
    29 July

    Best value Speyside malt at this range...well balanced and makes for a beautiful dram. Never had a bad Aberlour

  • 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.

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