Aberlour 12 Year Old
70cl / 40%
Double Cask Matured
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- In Stock
- Next-day delivery available
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Aberlour 12 Year Old Reviews
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.
55 Customer Reviews
Nice rich taste, raisins come through stronger than the cinamon.
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
Smooth and tasty. Worth getting another bottle.
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!
Beautiful taste, full bodied whiskey with hints of cinnamon, delicious evening dram
Best value Speyside malt at this range...well balanced and makes for a beautiful dram. Never had a bad Aberlour
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.
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.
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.
A bit bland. I was expecting more.
"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.
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
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.
Great value for money. Excellent, smooth, balanced and lot of fun.
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!
Beautiful on the palat. Smooth, with lovely butter and cinnamon notes.
Very rich and smooth. Perfect.
Very smooth but not overwhelming.
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.
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.