Aberfeldy Distillery was founded by John Dewar & Sons, Ltd. in 1896, they opened their doors in 1898. It sits on the eastern outskirts of Aberfeldy, on the southern bank of the upper Tay. Aberfeldy sources its water from the Pitilie Burn, which runs alongside the distillery and is rich inalluvial gold. You won't find any nuggets in the bottle, but it is at least known to be exceptionally pure. Needless to say, these laddies make a pretty damn decent drink. Oh, and they are partnered with local beekeepers as well, raising awareness one hot toddy at a time.
The Aberfeldy 12 Year Old comes from the Last Great Malts series and is a great showcase as well as the perfect entry point into the lineup. It's a Highland Single Malt made from 100% malted barley that has spent its dozen years in American oak ― some ex-Bourbon, some ex-Sherry. Fruity & creamy, full-bodied, and well balanced, it's a treat for the senses that is bound to make you want to delve deeper into Aberfeldy.
This is a good sipping single malt, one with keeping in my bar.
I recommend this to folks who are unsure about or new to single malts. You won't have to sell your first born or take out another mortgage to buy it, and it's nice and smooth, with nearly no trace of smoke or peat flavors. It's a great scotch whisky, a reliable fallback, and I can always find it.
Very smooth scotch, hint of smoke with plenty of other flavors. Perfect for someone who wants to try scotch and doesn't want be smoked out.
Very smooth with little burn. Great caramel nose and a light finish. Definitely will buy again
Fruity, honey, pineapple, apricot aroma? First sip sweet, dry in the end
A timeless classic the ol’ Scottish way.
This is a solid Scotch, for the price. Has a nice smoke characteristic, and smooth and easy to drink.
I have to say this is one of my favorite Scotches so far. To me the nose is fruity, the palate is vanilla and spice (more spice than I expected - but not too much), and the finish is moderately long, and has a warmth that reminds me of ginger beer without the sweetness. Very nice.
Best sub 50 dollar Scotch I’ve tried. A little sweet, malty, and a little bit fruity. My new favorite in this price range. I’d put it on par and maybe even better than (depending on your tastes) Highland Park 12.
The flavor profile did not work well with my palate. It had a sort of medicinal aftertaste to me. A solid scotch, but maybe just too much of a peat profile.
Very smooth. Top notch.
Really like this Scotch. I have found that the 12 year to be my sweet spot. Very smooth, so smooth I bought 3 bottles. I don’t have one of those discriminating pallets but I know what I like.
Solid oaky nose. Forward flavors of spice, cinnamon and brown sugar. Sweet, custard, creamy finish.
Very smooth, smoked taste. Brings a slight tingle to the tongue. Hints of oak and citrus follow up. For the price, can not go wrong!
Overall very good. Definitely pick up the malt and smoke with a little bit of sweetness. Easy drinker and good value.
N: Grape, honey, vinaigrette.
P: Honey, fruit salad, toast.
F: quick finish with barrel notes, orange.
Malty taste and nose. Hint of smoke.
Like an Irish whiskey, smooth and sweet. A very slight spice and dark chocolate at the end. A good every day drinker. Especially for a long Maine winter.
Well rounded and bold
Smooth and flavorful.
Rich vanilla and oak on the nose. A solid gold color and good legs. The taste is sweet, and not too spicy but no real finish.
To me, Aberfeldy 12 is even better than Glenlivet 12! The very embodiment of smooth!
Little more bite than I expected, overall though it was a good flavor and carried well. Tried it with and without a "Baller" cube in and that seem to settle things a bit when I added the ice. Not my first choice to dilute the drink.
Buttery and sweet, reminds me of a sour apple caramel sucker
A bit dilute for my preference but the flavor is good. Vanilla with some slight almond and cocoa finish.
After drinking it more, the flavor with the mouth feel almost reminds me of drinking butter. Not necessarily in a good way.
Unbelievably good, incredible price point. I’d be happy with it even if I’d paid double
Sweet and pleasent
Very soft, fruity, but yet very deep in taste!
Love it! Peaty with a great after taste. I get the vanilla most in the after taste. Great price for a nice bottle.
A decent highland, very little burn. Could have been improperly stored at some point, I get a chemical flavor almost like plastic in the middle.
Delicious. Very smooth and the finish is great. I will be ordering this again
This was smooth clean and almost too drinkable.
Smoothest drink I’ve had. Absolutely no burn. Vanilla and citrus on the nose. Malty sweetness, subtle peat, in a medium finish. Glad I grabbed this one, it’ll be a staple.
Loved the smooth finish and how it initially presents. I loved it. I will order this monthly!
Phenomenal. So good. So smooth. Instafave.
How did I like it? It gone. It went fast too.
Because I first had a dram in Inverness and carried a bottle home to the US, I'm emotionally invested.
This is great scotch. It would be one I will purchase again. Very smooth lite smoke.
Always a good choice for an everyday sipping malt. Very slight peat taste. Usually have some in my cabinet.
THIS ONE FLY'S UNDER THE RADAR,SWEET;A LITTLE LITE PEAT
GREAT VALUE A MUST TRY;ONE OF MY GO TO
early birthday present from the wife. a nice cross between a sweet and smoky scotch. enjoyed reading the history of the distillery on the can as well. will be a regular in the home bar
One of my favorites. Sweet notes with a little smoke
A nice dram. Peaty for a Highland and quite appealing. Somewhat sweet with vanilla and nuts.
Probably my 2nd Favorite, but what I probably have in the cabinet most often.
My first bottle purchase from Flaviar, and maybe I was just too excited to try alcohol that was delivered to my doorstep, but this stuff is F-in Amazing !! PERFECT mix of sweet, spicy, caramel-ly, very velvety mouth-feel and finish. Wow !!!
Excellent and easy sipping single malt.
An every occasion, inexpensive whiskey. It’s got a sweet, smoky flavor, but it goes down relatively easy.
Good...easy to drink. Smokey and smooth
Delicious! Great all the way through, and easy to drink on all occasions