Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
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A fruity, clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice, Aberfeldy 12 Year Old is an excellent introduction to this Highland distillery. Aberfeldy's main claim to fame is as the heart of the excellent Dewar's blend but whiskies like this are putting it firmly in the spotlight.
Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Apple Apple
  • Melon Melon
  • Honey Honey

Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Fresh and fruity – freshly cut melon, green apple and pear – along with hot toast and honey with a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg.

    Palate: Lovely smooth texture, with rich honeyed fruit freshened up with crisp apple notes. Gentle, sweet spice adds to the complexity. Very drinkable.

    Finish: The rich mouthfeel lingers, with the honeyed fruit lasting longest. Good balance.

    Comment: A lovely dram that will please lovers of fresh, fruity whiskies.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour: Full, golden yellow.

    Nose: Almost incense-like, heather honey with a fruity softness, notes of pineapple, toast and cereal.  Syrupy, lingering on the tongue like a liqueur.

    Body: Full bodied.

    Finish:  Full flavour, the perfume characteristics become more spicy, with a bitter hint of Seville oranges in a decidedly dry finish.

53 Customer Reviews

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  • 2
    9 days ago

    Very very ordinary taste (((

  • 4
    23 November

    Very nice for a 12 year old. Smooth and sweet honey with a bit of spice. Excellent value and tastes like an older scotch. I will buy again as this bottle is almost done.

  • 4
    16 November

    So, a friend of mine who know i love scotch purchase a bottle of the 12-year-old for me. I'm usually a Dewars blend guy, but this stuff is so familiar. No ice, just a splash of water. Thanks, John!

  • 4
    27 October

    Bought the 12 yr on sale - first try. Very drinkable with a bit of water. Warm Spice on the nose, reminds one of Halloween. A biit peppery on the toungue, with hint of fruit, but not too sweet. Finish is dry but stays on the top of the palette. I normally like the peaty whiskies, and more complex Highlands, but for the price of $30 this is fantastic stuff.

  • 5
    6 October

    Excellent product. Tastes as good or better than most higher priced scotch whiskeys.

  • 1
    6 October

    It's gross, if there was a zero stars i would give it a negative

  • 5
    1 October


  • 5
    15 August


  • 5
    7 August

    Bought on a whim. Pretty tasty. Added a bit of water. Tastes decidedly fruity, oaky, and actually quite a bit like... tea? Interesting and drinkable. I may have added a bit too much water to my glass, as it tastes a bit watered down (IMAGINE THAT!?), but I know for next time. This is a very tasty, reasonably priced scotch.

  • 5
    6 August

    Its like you are drinking warm honey who was set on fire. Not burning or sharp, but as smooth as malt syrup. I must admit I dont like Whisky until someone recomandet this brand.

  • 4
    12 July

    I borderline love this. It came highly recommended. First impression was rich and smooth with a light spice. It is definitely on my list of good ones but not sure if its a favorite. I give it 4 stars for its appeal.

  • 3
    8 June

    The nose is bright, with fresh apple as well as a distinct apple cider note. The palate is slightly richer than the nose, with light wood notes integrated nicely with honey, faint beeswax, and light spice. It's a fairly short and somewhat thin finish. It's not the most complicated single malt and for me, drinks more like a blended whisky - that's not a criticism, just an observation. It's pretty good. Great summertime whisky. I would be interested in trying the 21.

  • 4
    1 June

    I'm more a bourbon drinker but I try to get to know scotch, I picked a bottle of this one on sales and it wasn't what I expected. It's really fruity on the nose and the taste was really clean, kind of refreshing. It almost felt line I was drinking cider. It's not what I was expecting from a whisky, but I was pleasantly surprised and I feel like it would be the best introduction to whisky for my friends who feel like whisky is too harsh and strong.

  • 4
    25 May

    Very drinkable. Perfect, long lasting finish with honey and fruity notes.

  • 5
    7 March

    Just had a bottle bought for me for my birthday. It is now my favourite single malt, used to be Balvenie doublewood. This is a lovely easy to drink whisky that I will definitely buy, and enjoy again and again.

  • 3
    23 February

    Nice "everyday" whiskey! Very short finish tho.

  • 4
    1 February

    Clean,crisp and smooth.Lovely surprise

  • 3
    29 January

    Not bad for a Scotch. The pro is that Aberfeldy doesn't taste as overpowering as many other Scotch brands. The con is that it doesn't have a whole lot of other flavours to make up for it. A good way to describe Aberfeldy is that the way a light beer tastes in comparison to its regular version, Aberfeldy tastes a bit like a light scotch. All the normal flavours you'd expect are there but they come off fairly toned down.

  • 4
    29 January

    I will buy this one again. Has a good burn to it with a taste mainly of the Oak cask. Not a complicated whisky and I would disagree with the comments that state this is a smooth whisky. However, this is an easy whisky to refil your glass to, again and again and again, well, you get the picture right?

  • 4
    22 January

    Wow more than I expected for under $50 you can't go wrong mellow & sweet

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