Aberlour 12 DC is an easy sipping single malt at a fair value price. It’s a good introduction to whisky and sherry cask influence, but there are better options in the market, as well as in Aberlour’s line. Aberlour 12 NCF is a step up for only a couple dollars more, with its stronger sherry flavors, buttery/rich/thick mouthfeel, improved finish, and higher ABV. The 12 NCF punches above its weight class in quality, making it a great value. The 12 DC punches well in its weight class, but is outclassed by the top dogs (Macallan 12, Aberlour 12 NCF, GlenDronach 12, etc). Regardless, it definitely has its virtues and showcases Aberlour’s character as a distillery. You could do worse than the 12 DC (Glenfiddich 12, Glenmorangie 10 or Lasanta, etc), but you could also do better. Cheers. Tagged as: 12 Years Old, 75 points, Aberlour, Aberlour 12 Year Old, Aberlour 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured, Aberlour Travel Retail Exclusive, Alcohol by volume, Edinburgh Airport, OB, Oloroso, Sherry, Single malt whisky, Uncategorized, WhiskyOn the palate, we also caught a faintest of smokiness; unexpected in a Speyside. Over-all I'd call this a playful dram--coy perhaps.
I remember bottled at 43% not too long ago. Now, on my last purchase I realized that it was down to 40%. Big difference, in a negative way, of course. I won't buy it again unless it's bumped up to 43% once again.On the nose, the strongest notes were those of banana. Medium notes included vanilla and caramel; and light notes: nut and clove. Very soft and not aggressive.Aberlour 12 Year Old sells for about $65 here in Ontario. That's not a lot of money for a scotch this good. This malt easily outperforms many whiskies that sell for $20 to $30 more. Their ten year-old is very good, but this twelve is only about three bucks more and I find the difference in flavour and complexity striking. Your mileage may vary. I highly recommend this to "noobs" and veterans alike. A pleaser for all palates.For the low notes, there was a medium tail. Nut, spice, oat and clove notes smoothly finished off this scotch.
The Aberlour 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a fine sherried character, balanced with rich chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and ginger spiciness. This 12 year old single malt whisky is soft and rounded with fruity notes of red apple, the citrus character of the Aberlour raw spirit is deftly softened by double cask maturation A touch of water brings out the best of this dram. Just a few drops really helps it open up allowing the nose to develop and palate to soften, rounding the rough edges of this relatively young whisky and forcing it to act older.First of all, I'm a bourbon and Rye drinker and I prefer cask strength juice.That being said, I find this a nice flavorful dram and when I'm in the mood for a single malt (and can't afford A'bunadh) or just something a little less intrusive this is the bottle I reach for.
Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured. Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Distillery Bottling. Add to Wishlist. 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. Tasting Notes (1 £169,761 donated so far We're donating £1 for every order to help people in the hospitality industry affected by COVID-19 angle-down £169,761 raised for hospitality workers £1 per order goes into COVID-19 fund angle-down We're donating £1 for every order placed through our site to help people who have lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 crisis. We're partnering with hospitalityaction.org.uk to administer the fund, and make grants to impacted individuals.
As you can surmise, some guy at duty free read his note and handed him a different bottle. I wasn't too sad, as the bottle of Aberlour 12 Sherry Cask was 1 L and cost less than a 750 ml in Ontario! Region: Speyside. Price: $56.45 (CAD) Abv: 43%. Colour: Light Carame Aberlour 10 year old was one of the very first single malts that I ever tried and considering how much I love Aberlour Abunadh, you pretty much pick the batch, I was quite pleased to see a sample in my calender, especially of one I hadn't tried before.
Early spring evening with the smell of the last of log fires. Long lasting smooth taste. A small price for perfection. Still drinking this big litre bottle. Saving myself for the Aberlour A’Bunadh next after hearing so much about it. This is a nice dram but sadly for me has all the rubbery musty oaky notes and doesn’t develop the full-on sherry fruit flavours from the 10 year old that I love. If you like your aged whisky a little wooden then this is a must for you as the oak is superbly balanced and not drying in the slightest.While surfing the great interweb I stumbled accross singlemalt.tv. More importantly Alex Robertson's bit on tasting Aberlour scotch. Until now I have always seen adding water to scotch as being very gauche. But hey if the International Brand Ambassador for Aberlour is adding water then there must be some merit to the practice. Aberlour 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured is a unique whisky from the prestigious range of Aberlour Single Malts. The distillery has along history of producing outstanding whiskies which have been awarded the coveted gold medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.
Not a big scotch fan but I seen the brand on Facebook and with great reviews so I had to try it. Very smooth. I will definitely make it a Christmas tradition from now on. Just ice is all you need. Here is what the Meta-Critic database has to say for this whisky, relative to others of similar style.
I'm more of an Islay fan than Speyside but thought I'd try the Aberlour. Strikes me as a touch bitter without being interesting in its bitterness. Just had it last night over ice, and my last bottle was an Ardbeg 10, so may just be a transition issue.Nose: Very much sherry driven with honey & grape intermingling. Vanilla oak, you get a rancio note in here as well. The barely can be distinguished from it all surprisingly. Lastly, there is some tangerine note in here also. To celebrate crossing $1M box office in Canada on Of Gods And Men (and again to celebrate the same benchmark on Midnight In Paris, though we added Champagne for that one!), my office dipped into this excellent Scotch. A deep mahogany, with rich, sherry like (due to maturation in sherry casks) aroma, and hints of chocolate, this did the trick as a celebratory Scotch on a late Friday afternoon. Very woody; a few drops of water unleashed a creamy, sweet candy undertone, followed by a not-too-strong finish.. Aberlour Highland Single Malt 12 Years Old Double Cask Matured - Not a sherry-finished whiskey. Rather, whiskies are either fully aged in a traditional oak cask or a sherry cask, then these two whiskies are married after each age for 12 years or more to create this expression
Prices vary based on delivery destination (it's a tax thing), so please change it if you're not shipping within Germany as it might affect the price! Overall I would not personally buy it again but if someone is looking for a very sweet scotch this one might not be a bad choice for the price.'got me bottle couple weeks ago at Airport. Now is only half full... :-))Fantastic drop, mellow, smooth, mouth watering which makes you go for one more, then for one more... :-)) Sweet but spicy, apples and pears with honey and cinnamon traces, and of course, the Cheery comes at the in Big one. Having over 300 bottles of single malts in my collection, this will be definitely within the Top 10 ranked ones.Can't wait to get more of this beauty in few weeks .... Opened a bottle at the new year with my brother and needless to say the bottle emptied and both of us were delighted sipping along with a few fine German lagers. Simply my favourite dram at the minute!
Definitely recommended. I feel the price over here isn't justified. It's not a very complex whisky and the $55+ (CAN) tag could be brought down to $45 (CAN). Nose is very sweet at first approach. Cane sugar and over-ripe pear turning to more perfume-y floral smells. First taste is hot. More alcohol burn. Not showing very well after just being opened. Reminder to revisit this bottling later!We invite all other online retailers to join our alliance, and help support our friends in the hospitality industry when they most need it. Please drop us a line at JoinTheAlliance@masterofmalt.com and be part of the fight back against COVID-19.Finish: Dry(tannin) but yet quite oily. Very much oak driven once again. You get hints of pine and pine nuts, citrus rinds. A little bitter & sour as well. My least favorite part of the overall experience.Wonderful fruity sweetness with sherry. I can taste Christmas pudding too.I love smelling whisky and this one is really nice. Well done Aberlour.
Nose: Malty, light sweet butterscotch, alcohol over shadows and burns any light sents for me at this time.For $34 a bottle, this has to be one of the greatest whiskies ever. It may not bowl you over with its smoothness, its palate complexity, or its long, powerful finish, but it is VERY drinkable, delivering a profile that is sweet (but not too sweet) and just a little spicy, culminating in a very pleasant finish. We recommend that you add a dash of water to your dram of Aberlour in order to enjoy the full aromatic strength and complexity of Aberlour 12 Year Old.Nose: Caramelized sugar! Powdered sugar, fruitcake, and apricot jam. The cinnamon spice that was prominent in the 16yr is noticeably gone. There are just some traces of cloves, but the cinnamon is nowhere to be found. The nose would suggest that this expression from Aberlour is going to be seriously lacking for spice junkies.Moderate sherry notes - spicy chocolate toffee finish - great value 12 year old Speyside whisky - will buy again
. A very enjoyable winter dram! May be a new favourite actually. Simply stunning whisky. Still processing what my senses are detecting but on the nose: dried fruit; orange and lemon/lime; then lovely almond cake/bakewell. On the palate elements of the above but mostly oak and vanilla with sweet spice then the with a light bitter finish. Great review and congrats on Of Gods and Men and Midnight In Paris. I also work in the film industry here in the UK - it seems like film and whisky are very compatible obsessions! Reviews of this whisky are very consistent, as indicated by the low standard deviation above. Probably the most positive review I’ve seen is from Serge of Whisky Fun, and the least positive from Michael of Diving for Pearls. Otherwise, you can check out Whisky Advocate, the guys at Quebec Whisky, or Richard at the Whiskey Reviewer for typical rankings.
Overall it's decent but not even approaching anything great. The nose is inviting but the taste and finish is rather one dimensional and over oaked. I was left thinking "Where did the sherry go?" Too much time in regular oak cask and not enough time to mature in the sherry cask perhaps?Last night I decided to crack open yet another sample from my whisky calender from Master of Malt, I was feeling nostalgic so I decided to crack open Aberlour 12 year old Double Cask Matured.Got this as a Christmas present from me dear old mum who doesn't know a thing about scotch. I've Had the 10year and rather enjoyed it so I popped open the tin full of anticipation. What I found inside was a simply designed, squat little bottle exuding charm and possessing a very thick neck (a characterful feature) and this contained a russet liquid of beautiful clarity.On the nose there is an initial whiff of spiced plum and raisins that gives way to a burnt toffee aroma.On the tongue it feels slightly thick, but not oily with a wonderful warmth. Cinnamon, toffee and vanilla fudge with an undertone of Orange bitterness go down the throat easily and sit in the mouth, fading into a light zest.As a fan of sherry cask malts (Glenmorangie Lasanta and Balvenie Doublewood are my favourites) I found this to be a pleasing change. Familiar flavours with less sweetness and a more robust character.Makes a great accompaniment to rich dessert, and a small measure before bed hasn't done any harm the last couple of days.Overall, a great whiskey if you like the sherry character. Beautifully presented and not ridiculously priced. Will definitely get another bottle once this one is gonehave you tried A'Bunadh? If you like this at 40% you might indeed get a kick out of its cask strength sibling..99 $ 62.65 / 1000ml ex. sales tax Go to Sho
I enjoyed this whisky over a lovely 90 minute period while I sat down and ate dinner with my wife, watching the new crime mystery show, Elementary.This one will surprise you. Pleasant summery nose of grass and heather. The first sip may seem somewhat inconsequential (40% abv will do that) but once you let it open up, there are a ton of flavors vying for your rapt attention. Dried fruits, apricot and pear, leather, and lots of baking spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, along with hazelnut and almond sweetness. Incredibly smooth finish. Found it for less than $40US in Illinois and I think it's a steal. Merry Christmas to me! Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured is rated 82/100 by 21 reviewers on Connosr, the world's favourite whisky community. Read all the reviews here
Follow I totally agree with noodlexyz's review. I did give Aberlour 16 year a try...wow! A very rich sweet scotch. The extra few years really make a difference, you should give it a try.This may be my all-time favorite. Very smooth and sweet. Excellent whisky,especially for the price! Keep it, Aberlour!I don't recommend adding water to this whisky. Doing so allows a bit more fruitiness to come through, but Aberlour 12 isn't bold enough to require water. Diluting tends to tone down the richness a bit, and the richness is one of the things I love best about this whisky. But hey, do what you like.I think you can’t go wrong with Aberlour — quality for price it’s always good stuff. It was the single that really turned my head and got me involved in scotch tasting.
Body: It holds up, but comes across a tad on the watery side. Without the spices that build in the 16 and 18 yr expressions, this whisky just feels weaker in the mouth. You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) The nose reveals ripe fruit and autumn leaves, moist pudding layered with jam, and … Leo Cohen’s voice, saying it’s Closing Time and you should have another. Mouth is tannic, blackcurrants and nutmeg.
Speyside is the largest of the Scotch whisky regions by a considerable margin, containing the majority of all Scottish distilleries within its borders, and in a crowd like that it isn’t easy to stand out. Some do it by offering good value for the money, others with experimentation and trying new things, and another route is through sheer popularity and renown. Aberlour manages all three, being an innovative distillery that offers at least a few reasonably priced expressions, and standing as the most popular single malt in France, where Scotch whisky is much-loved.This is a delightful single malt with much to offer in terms of smell and taste.You need to be a bit patient with it as it takes some time in the glass for it to develop properly. No need to add water, just give it a few minuts, and you will be rewarded. N: A big punch of vanilla, chocolate, sherry, orange peels, walnuts and a quite comforting presence of malt.B: Sour green apples at first, then sweet pears, that turns in to butterscotch. Very interesting indeed. F: Short. First sour, then sweet.Overall an interesting and terrific whiskey. Offers a lot of value for the money. Will make sure to always have a bottle in my possession.TomasFirst you get a fresh whiff of fresh cut grass then the spicy oak and then the fruity sherry oak kicks in but when you taste it ohhh it's so balanced with chocolate oranges, dried figs and zesty spicyness and the finish fades with that spicy oaky notes which compliments it's layered character all in all I'm very satisfied with this dram it's my first taste of this so I'm now going to kick it a notch or 10 by buying the Al'bhunda series which from I can tell is a more intense dram and I'm going to buy all the batches because I want to get to know this dram a bit more so yes it's defiantly worth buying if you like Terry's chocolate orange (joking) but give it a go it's very soft and forgiving no harsh fineness at all ! And it's very tasty !!!
Palate: Wow, for me the 10 was confusing. The elements in their youth were all fighting to gain supremacy. In the 12 They have settled and decided on their prevalence. A gentle smoke tantalises as the sweetness of cherries and the brown sugar that at this point has caramelised completely. The 12, 15, 18, and the Dark Origins. I can drink the 12 just fine. It's a bit rough, but that's expected. The 15 needed a tsp of water. There just wasn't enough nose on it to enjoy it without the water. I did enjoy the 18. It was smoother. More caramel, butter, coffee. No matter what, going with the Aberlour 12 is a great choice. Great. Um nur € 41,90: Aberlour 12 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 48% Vol. 0,7 l in Geschenkbox Dieser 12-jährige Aberlour unterscheidet.. When I opened the bottle, couple weeks ago, I was not impressed at all. I found it watery and flaverless, just ok for the price actually.But now, jesus... It jumped from 70 to 90/100 points ! Still very sweet, but the oak influence has improved massively, adding big fruity notes and a nice spyness. Man, for a 30€ bottle, it is perfect ! Kings of low cost single Malt with the Green Spot and the laph 10yo.Lovely sherry notes, almost no alcohol burn and very fruity! This is a great whisky if you're new to whisky, very very pleasant could drink this everyday....and i do!
This is probably the smoothest single malt that I have tasted. I stumbled on it by accident when I saw it on offer in a supermarket at an irisistable price. I have enjoyed several bottles since. By just adding a small amount of distilled water to the mix all the aromas are able to flourish. The sweet, fruity, honey aromas fill my nose. The buttery richness flows on my tongue. It's like drinking a whole new scotch. Beautiful, Thank you Alex Robertson for opening my eyes, and nose. Taste: Sherry influence in the way of red berries and plums, caramel, vanilla, and more spices. Bits of floral and nutty notes intermingle. The double cask method certainly brings complexity.Beautiful bottle. Amazing colour. It dances lightly in the mouth but with lovely notes that bite just right :)The A’bunadh for me is too much a sherry bomb, and a raisin bomb. the 12 is ok, but the 16 is way better so it’s up to you. save money and drink the 12, or even though it’s maybe overpriced, go for the 16? I’d pay the money and get the 16. $46 compared to $62 yes it’s a jump in price but I think it’s well worth it.
Aberlour 12yo Double Cask Matured: 8.38 ± 0.15 on 13 reviews ($$$) Aberlour 12yo Non-Chill-Filtered: 8.80 ± 0.24 on 11 reviews ($$$) Auchentoshan Three Wood: 8.26 ± 0.41 on 21 reviews ($$$$) Balvenie 12yo Doublewood: 8.45 ± 0.34 on 19 reviews ($$$$) BenRiach 12yo Matured in Sherry Wood: 8.68 ± 0.23 on 11 reviews ($$$) Bunnahabhain 12yo: 8.57 ± 0.31 on 16 reviews ($$$) Dalmore 12yo: 8.45 ± 0.27 on 16 reviews ($$$) GlenDronach 12yo Original: 8.58 ± 0.22 on 20 reviews ($$$) Glenfarclas 12yo: 8.63 ± 0.35 on 16 reviews ($$$) Glenkinchie Distiller’s Edition: 8.38 ± 0.30 on 12 reviews ($$$$) Glenmorangie Lasanta: 8.40 ± 0.36 on 18 reviews ($$$) Macallan 12yo Fine Oak: 8.47 ± 0.40 on 14 reviews ($$$$)It's been 3 months since I opened this one (oct 2012). Coming back to it now, I'm getting apples on the nose, with buttery (butterscotch) sweetness and vanilla. I let it sit out about 10mins before nosing and tasting. Some smooth whiffs of vanilla also present in the nose. Goes great with milk chocolate. A Soft fruity finish with apricots, grapes, oak and vanilla finish off the whisky and making for an enjoyable dram. 301 Moved Permanently. ngin
Nosing: Taste: Finish: Comment: Beautifully presented and glorious depth of colour in the bottle, delicate top notes in the Nosing of cherry and caramel, delve deeper for the heather and fruit, and to the base which is definitely sherry and oak. Tasting - Fruit and oil with a dark chocolate note and then vanilla comes through, seems to evaporate within the mouth, smoky finish with a hint of. Kommentar: Der nicht-kühlgefilterte 12-jährige Aberlour ist ein idealer und mit einem sehr guten Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ausgestatteter Einstieg in die Brennerei. Die klassischen Sherry- und Fruchtnoten, die stilbildend für die Speyside stehen, kommen hier sehr gut zur Geltung As the label claims, this Aberlour was finished on specially selected sherry cast, after the initial maturation period on traditional bourbon casks.
The Aberlour 12yo Double Cask Matured reminds me a bit of Auchentoshan Three Wood or the BenRiach 12yo Matured in Sherry Wood – in all these cases, there is a fairly gentle underlying base spirit. If anything, I suspect the Aberlour 12 spent less time in sherry casks than the others, but it is still a good introduction to the Aberlour house style. A good place to start, and something of the opposite extreme from the “sherry bomb” A’bunadh.The nose is warm, sweet and dark. Some raisins, tangerines, sugar cane but mostly stewed apricots. No, make that apricot marmalade. On warm puff paste. The whole is sprinkled with some cloves and cinnamon.
Palate: Ok, a bit of spice, but mostly just a sherry sweetness washes over the tongue. There are some pleasing notes of marmalade, dried fruits, and a hint of macadamia nuts. Went with reviews and suggestions to try. First sip with drop of water nice oily beginning then somewhat of a strange note of moss. A slight burn at the end. Tried second dram over one ice cube. It settled in nice with floral and cinnamon notes. Not everyday dram but nice for a different note on the palate.Palate: Light bodied. The oak is very prominent here with hints of vanilla. Slight tannins. You can really taste the barley here as well as the citrus. The sherry stays in the background and lets the oak hog the limelight too much for my taste. As I was tasting the 11 year old white oak Aberlour I thought I’d finish a little vertical tasting with the 12 year old. This Sherry cask matured expression is exclusive to the travel retail outlets in the UK, I picked this up from my local World of Whiskies in Edinburgh Airport. Again at just over £30 for 1 litre of Aberlour this appeared to be a good dram per buck ratio.
Great aroma mild mannered and a mildly sweet aftertaste. I enjoy this neat. Great value and excellent alternative to blends.A fantasticly smooth and non Smokey whisky. For the price I paid this is extremely good, can definately recommend it!This is like spicy ginger marmalade straight out of the glass, gives way to mellow fresh apple juice not too sweet then the sherry oak mustiness returns [with hints of raisins?]Here’s a popular one. Everyone knows Aberlour for their sherry. The A’bunadh is, for good reason, considered their pièce de résistance. But for the longest time I didn’t explore anything else from their range. Time to fix that. I’ve tried the 10, but I think the 12 is a better place to start.
One of my favorite. Not peaty or smokey, and I love peat and smoke, but a full bodied scotch with some hints of ginger, almonds and oak and a good price. Love the heavy bottle as well👌.Overall: A nice whisky that has a good complexity. Not as complex as the 16 yr but quite a delicious drop. A good recommended secondary step for the beginner whisk(e)y drinking enthusiast. I picked up this bottle without doing too much research on it (I usually take my time and do my homework to find a great drink)and man, did I wish I did my homework on this one! Its very hard to get a good nose out of this scotch due mostly from what I can tell to its high alcohol aroma that completely overpowers everything except for the sweet smell of brown sugar. The palate starts out very sweet again with the brown sugar out front transitioning into an apple and pear like fruitiness. The lack of sherry though is disappointing.Palate: Same fruits as the nose, but they seem a bit diluted here. A faint touch of spice coming in now (mainly cloves). Still getting the cake and fruit sensation throughout. Light body overall, with a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Would probably have benefited by a higher ABV, as there isn’t all that much going on at this low proof. A touch of bitterness creeps in at the very end. Certainly on the delicate side for sherry matured.
Nose: floral, light, sweet.Body: tastes a lot like pear. It's light enough that it's easy to forget that you are, in fact, drinking a scotch and not sherry. Finish: very short, but that's where you get just enough peat and heat to remind you, "No, you're not crazy, you were actually drinking a scotch." Overall: a yummy scotch with a light, fruity sweetness to it (in contrast with, say, Glenmorangie Lasanta, which has a syrup-y, molasses-y sweetness). However, I got it significantly discounted from its normal retail price in Texas. Normally, it's about $65, and I got it for about 20% off. *If* you are like me and prefer things like AnCnoc and Ardmore, it isn't worth that much (meaning that I also wouldn't recommend it for the $85 it costs through Master of Malt, assuming delivery to U.S.). This disclaimer isn't based on the quality of the whiskey; it's a reflection of my preferences. If you can get it discounted, I think you should go for it. Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured Single Malt Whisky, Aberlour, Scotland, Speyside 700ml $ 48 .35 $ 69.08 / 1000ml inc. sales tax Go to Sho Reminiscent of Jonny walker green but without as much peat if any, and quite a bit cheaper. Lots of oak, butter scotch, sherry, ginger/cinnamon and sweet on the palate. Tastes fairly matured at 12 Years. I like it and will probably buy again.
But this burnt note brings me to the bitter: as sweet as I’ve made this whisky out to be, I did find some bitterness in the finish. Notes of black licorice and peach pit, which would be a fine way to round out this dram, if only the finish was more drawn out. Which is what I found this Aberlour lacks generally; a finish that doesn’t allow the drinker to appreciate some really excellent, complex flavors. First try for me, had the botte for 24€. I like it, it is fruity and a little spicy, very easy for non whisky drinkers. A bit watery maybe, but for that price, a real bargain. Good One !Finish: Not too long, but not short. I guess that makes it medium? Some spice comes out, but it is not very powerful. The marmalade comes out strong: orange marmalade. Dried mango and pineapple. Delicious, really. There is just a bit of maltiness, but it is not a primary player. Very nice single malt, smooth without the peaty bite, but crisp enough that you know your tasting a very good quality single malt. The nose certainly picks up a slight apple scent, but don't expect a fruity taste, rather a good clean finish - certainly will keep a bottle in the drawerIf you’re into awards, it won the Silver Outstanding for the Speyside category of the IWSC in 2013 and 2014 plus Gold in the 13-19yo single malt category at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Thoughts: It’s a particularly fruity one, even by sherried standards. I like the apricot, pineapple, and chocolate notes here. However the sour notes of rhubarb and bitter melon do occasionally overwhelm the sweetness, which detracts from the balance as well as my personal enjoyment. And while it may be quite full-flavoured for a whisky at 40%, it’s still a whisky at 40%. A good dram, and a nice introduction to Aberlour’s brand of sherry, but it’s not very balanced and gets too bitter for my taste. I haven't had the Glendronach 12 or Aberlour 12, but I have extensively tasted other Glendronach and Aberlour expressions and I have had standard Macallan 12 many times. In a side-by-side of the Glendronach 15 Year Revival and the Aberlour 15, I chose the Glendronach, but they were close. However, you asked about the 12-year versions of each
Der Aberlour 12 Years Old Double Cask Matured reifte mindestens 12 Jahre lang in zwei Arten von Fässern - nämlich in Ex-Sherry- und Ex-Bourbonfässer. Erst kurz vor der Abfüllung werden die Inhalte der zwei verschiedenen Fassarten vereint I find it quite pleasant. Fruity and a bit spicy, typical lightness from Speyside. Not memorable, as someone said, but you will remember it as the one that tasted good. The big issue for me is the price, this whisky is not worth more than Glenfiddich 12 but is usually sold at Talisker 10 prices which is criminal imho. So buy it only when it is on special offer.It was Aberlour that first got my attention to scotch whisky. That being said that was 12 years ago. I still appreciate the product but I would be lying if I didn't say that I miss the 43% abv.
During the 12 long years the whisky spends in the cask, the single malt develops a rich and complex taste, an exceptional balance and a beautiful ruby colour, giving birth to an exceptional whisky.The attack is rather light. On the palate, it turns a bit more spicy and the sherry takes hold. A slight nuttiness is joined by warm fruit cake. It lacks some body, though. It is almost watery.Average whiskey, however worth its price.Nose: Oak, Pear and Honey, some rasin as well.Pallet: Oak and Spicy, this is the strongest flavors.. Much better if add just a few drops of water to enhance the pear and buttery sweetness. Finish: Spicy, raisins. Sweet butter Aberlour manages all three, being an innovative distillery that offers at least a few reasonably priced expressions, and standing as the most popular single malt in France, where Scotch whisky is much-loved. The Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask is an example of that good value part, and is one of the distillery's entry-level whiskies My favourite whiskey for the price. drank most of this bottle neat as its so balanced and rich. Perfect gift for someone without breaking the bank or for beginners.
The body’s soft and smooth, so smooth I found that some flavors keep slipping past analysis. But once I caught up, I noted lemon peel, apricot, and maple syrup, although I could be influenced by the color on that last one. If you're close to my age, you undoubtedly remember the Nintendo game "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out". The premise was fairly simple; you played as "Little Mac", a diminutive yet plucky young pugilist who was determined to be a champion. Under the tutelage of trainer Jerome "Doc" Louis, you fought your way through the ranks, challenging boxers from three different circuits until you faced the ultimate champion: Kid Dynamite himself, "Iron" Mike Tyson. The game even included an inspiring 1980s training montage each time the player beat a circuit champion. Aside from the not-so-subtle racism, it was a great game.
The fantastic and always popular Aberlour 12 Year Old, matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks, now bottled at 40% abv. Customers Who Bought This Also Bought Tell us what you think of Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured. Find out how we use your information >> Please enter your details to make it easier for us to help you further When I first opened it there was a over-ripen grapes flavor that was a bit overwhelming. It also contained strong bourbon notes. Over time ( at about 2/3 of the bottle), it settled and a velvety vanilla, bread pudding cake emerged with raisins,cinnamon,cinnamon, nutmeg,oak. I was surprised how much alcohol burn it had. Good, solid sherry bomb. I think its a bit overpriced. What a beautiful wee dram. had some 10 year old a few weeks ago that had toffee notes but this one is a one to savor. Very nice single malt that is one of the smoothest i have had the pleasure of tasting.It's an OK Aberlour .. actually liked it beter than the 15 year .. but FAR prefer the Sherry Cask .. a lot smoother finish.However I'd never buy it at this price ... other suppliers can be far CHEAPER. Recently bought a 100cl bottle of 15 year Double Cask for €42.50 and 100cl 12 year Sherry Cask for €34.50.Therefor you have to be careful where to shop.I like to poor strait to the glass and start enjoying. This has always worked well for me. I sit down with my dram and enjoy the evening. I did this with my Aberlour 12 yr Dbl Cask. My first impressions were not that favourable. I found it be a little bit too bold. There was a strong iodine in the finish that I tend to associate (some times in error) with a more inexpensive scotch. Don't get me wrong it was nice. There were some very pleasant aromas from the oak and the sherry was coming through. The fruitiness was there but it was being over shadowed by the strong alcohol.
The retail price of this bottle is $74 and my feeling is that you get better value out of Aberlour A’bunadh at $85 and Aberlour 12yo at $58. If you love yourself some sherry, go with the A’Bunadh, it’ll knock your socks off with sherried goodness (and alcohol!). The 16yo will seem “light” by comparison. The Aberlour 12yo represents a better value, the 16 is more refined but not worth the 28% higher price tag.I love it! Drink it neat before and after dinner and enjoy. One of my other favorites is Glenfarclas 12, which is very similar, except more dry, which I like very much. These are by far my two favorite Speyside whiskies. Cheers!The nose is firmly staked on soft-and-malty territory, with a solid note of Starking apple (also known as Red Delicious) for character. On the palate, the whisky comes over as a medium-bodied, well-balanced sipper, straight forward and flavorful. A nice dollop of earthy woodiness plays off the sherry-driven, dark and red dried fruits core. It’s simple and delicious, and the finish rolls off a sweetly spicy note to deliver plenty of lingering warmth. 24/7 Help and advice online - get a response within secondsIt is always a pleasure to have a son who knows how to select a treasured gift for his aged father.
Beim Aberlour (13 Jahre) Sherry Single Cask handelt es sich um einen Single Cask Whisky aus der Speyside. Die Reifung erfolgte in einem Sherry Butt I make no secret of the fact that I’m a huge fan of Aberlour A’bunadh and it’s cask strength goodness… and its sherry bomb.Easy to drink and tastes ok but nothing special. Prefer the Balvenie double wood for similar price. You may disagree but that's part of the lure of whisky, something out there for everyones taste.
This is the core expression in the Aberlour range, delivering the best bang for the buck. It is a 43% ABV double cask matured whisky which has spent part of its time in ex-bourbon casks and the other in ex-sherry butts. This combination gives a depth of character and sherry sweetness Aberlour is known for.HomeWhiskyScotch WhiskySpeyside WhiskyAberlour Whisky Distillery Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured (70cl, 40%) (100 Reviews) Sorry about this... We can't actually ship Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured to you in Germany right now. We're working on a solution, but in the meantime you can find out more hereI'd say the flavor of this is very similar to Macallan 12 with a heavier taste of sherry. A very enjoyable dram, will definitely buy again. Purchased locally for $42 so I'm surprised to se it listed at $70. I like the ocassional glass of whisky but when I got the 12 year old whisky as a fathers day present and I was extremely disappointed with it. In fact I had to pour away 1/2 a glass after hoping I might mellow towards it. I can't really describe it but somehow the taste reminds me of a pre med which I had before an operation many years ago when I was a child. Is there any possibility it might be a bad batch? Sorry about the negative feedback.
Medium sherry, fruity, nice everyday drink. I bought it for 22eur, so its good price and quality combination.I cannot fault this bottle at the price. For me its a strong favourite, nothing I have tasted quite makes me smile as much as this one. Don't get me wrong its not in my top 5 but the smile is worth so much more. Nothing would be more pleasant than a second dram but unfortunately I decided to try the 10 first to get a direct comparison. What a shame. Don't think I will ever be without a bottle of this one and must say as a double cask it walks all over the similarly priced Glenmorangie Lasanta. Can't wait to see how this bottle matures (if I can wait long enough to let it!)Nose:The dark chocolate I found a real delight in the 10 has disappeared. Replaced by a sweeter scent of brown sugar gently boiling... not quite caramelised but almost. Cherry appears as an afterthought and adds a nice touch to the scent. Theres something else, maybe some sort of nut (walnut?) but unfortunately my nose obviously hasn't developed enough to place it.Our goal here is to help people from the hospitality industry meet their basic needs until national governments are able to step in and provide more long term support.
Nose: Typical, pleasant sherry notes on the nose. Sultanas, big apricot, cinnamon, rum, caramel, brown sugar, red apples, red licorice, leaves.I loved the smell, quite sweet and fruity. Some caramel and smoke coming through. Quite a fruity taste, without being sickly, smooth finish. Taste: Again Malty, a bit pungent (which I like) Spicy, gets back into the nose quickly. NOt at all as sweet as it smells but it has a good balance.I have just taken delivery of a bottle of Aberlour 16yo after finishing off my previous bottle that I bought maybe 2-4 years ago. I am shocked at how different the new bottle is compared to the one I just finished (in a bad way!). This *was* one of my top 10 favourite whiskies and I am really disappointed with the new bottling. Not sure what they’ve done but it is just bad – had a very harsh, dry character to it. Previous bottle was beautifully balanced example of sherried whisky. I haven’t tried the 12yo to compare with. Have had several abunadh’s and appreciate that these can vary greatly between batches but thought (hoped!) the 16yo was a more consistent product…Finish: The perfect level of finishes for me. The tongue tingles as spice enters the fray, the sweetness fades slightly. Raisins finally make a long awaited entry but not in an intrusive way. In fact I can still taste them now several minutes after finishing my dram.Some whiskies kick some whiskies bite some whiskies charm and smooth talk this is the smooth talking whisky gentle whispers to the tongue and throat warm inviting tender,want to get a girl interested in whisky,pour this then add a 10 ml measure of kahlua and she will be smitten enough to enter the dark and dangerous drams,Rob paisley