The waters in these parts of Speyside are known not only for their purity but also for their healingpowers according to druid priests that lived there in times of the Celts. Later, they used the same water to baptise them into Christianity. So it is no wonder they used nature's best and produced a fantastic product. What better thing to make from water than Whisky!?
True to this legacy and heritage, young JamesFleming, a farmer's son who supplied grain to local distilleries had a dream to build a perfect distillery in the 19th century. A daring modernist as he was, he did not let anything differ from his expectations. And hisdream of the perfect dram lives to this day, in the Aberlour distillery.
Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask is matured in two kinds of casks, in ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon for at least 12 years and then “married” together for a short period before bottling. A heavy, brooding malt that is warming with lashes of Sherry, dark fruits and wood smoke that is not to be trifled with.
Definitely one of the best value Speyside malts around.
Member Reviews and Ratings of Aberlour 12 Year Old
Very sweet and tasted no smoke. Definitely expected more but not bad for a beginner scotch...
It's probably just a tad too smokey to be a yo-yo, daily driver, but it's really good. The nose is deceptive on this one so it's fun for my learning curve. Definitely enjoying it and would recommend!
Love this - probably my new favorite
Loved it. Incredibly sweet with a lasting finish. The only thing I dislike about it, I'll be finishing the bottle far too soon.
This is a very smooth scotch. Flaviar hit the nail on the head with the tasting notes. I'd say it's carries the bold flavors of a 15yr like Glennfiddich but with out the deepness. I'd bet a more mature cask would yield an excellent pour!
My favorite one in this price range.
Beautiful fruity smell, nice and delicate taste and a little oak finish with a touch of cloves.
Smells of Chocolate and honey, taste is very good. Sweet and warm with good finish.
Best 12 y/o I've ever had. Very impressed with this one! You would think its no younger than 15 y/o when you taste it.
Smooth smokey taste and great palate. My all time favorite for now.
Absolutely brilliant for a nice night in - smooth and sweet, pairs well with a light cigar. Sweet sherry nose above all, followed by somewhat more bitter dried plum and slightly burnt sugar. Taste is warm and sweet, sherry notes taking over (not in a bad way), a subtle flowery note kicks in along with some raisins and fruit (pomelo sprung into my head), leading through to the very nice finish of caramel and honey. I imagine this would be perfect on a snowy winter night in front of a fire place in a cabin, where the go-to for most would be mulled wine. Take the Aberlour 12 instead.
Smooth taste and perfect for beginner whisky drinkers. Not too strong of a finish and a beautiful color and opening taste. Sweet and citrus.
Enjoyed the flavor from start to finish.
Very smooth finish
Extremely smooth and very sweet, which I’m into. Very easy to drink, my new go to scotch at this price
Aromas of sherry, fruit flavored hard candies, dried fruit, caramel, honey,
Flavors of powdered sugar, spicy oak
For some reason very nostalgic: it’s a round rose-gold experience with brightness and memories of hard candies and 4th grade.
A tad too sweet for my taste
This is my go-to Scotch. Sweet on the mouth with hints of raisin and a warm smooth finish. A taste of this after a day walking in the Scottish rain (or any Scotland-esque rain) and you'll have found your soulmate.
So smooth whilst still packing a punch after two or three. This is my go to Whisky for a night out drinking, pairing this with a good blond beer is perfect
Nice and mellow. I wouldn’t know it was a scotch just by taste.
Smooth, full of flavor great value
This is very smooth and has a great vanilla flavor.
Scotch that is smooth. The taste is easy to identify and calming. Over Rocks it is even better.
Burns. Not like I like my ladies.
To me this is what Scotch should be. Pairs great with just about any premium cigar I have in my humidor. Just has a smooth nose, taste, and finish.
Just picked this up the other night, much rounder and softer then its bigger brother, the 16, but still a fine dram to relax with. Calming and uplifting, it washes the day away, but leaves you ready for the night.
I actually like this 12 year better than some of the other Aberlour. Lovely over rocks.
Smokey but not smokey enough. Heavy alcohol taste. A sweet finish. it's ok.
Tasteful. Excellent choice for the price.
Aberlour was all it was supposed to be. It was very smooth for a Scotch and the smoke finish was nearly perfect for me. I'm introducing it to my bourbon and single-malt friends. Please keep it in stock!
Very smooth, good burn
I enjoyed this bottle, but If I was to buy Aberlour again I would buy the 16. The 12 tasted like an immature version of it's older relative the 16.
One of my regular pours! Spicy with hints of dried fruit.
Smoke is noticeable in the smell. Very smooth to drink with caramel very present Slight smokey flavor. Nice burn going down. Very pleasant taste. Vey enjoyable
A nice smooth whiskey.
Good easy drinking
Great whiskey. Love the flavor
Very smooth, with a hit of peat smoke flavor and really nice floral
Sweet and floral on the nose. Less sweet and somewhat of an earthy flavor on the palette. I was waiting for something to excite me but it never came about. I might order it at a bar but I wouldn't own a bottle.
Love how smooth and flavorful it is
Smooth and sweet. Fairly light and does not coat the tongue as much as other scotches I've had. Honey flavors.
Smooth but fiery, with a little smoke and none of the caramel notes you sometimes get in a highland. Nevertheless, a good everyday scotch.
Smoke and butter flavor with a mild aftermath of flavors.
Smokey taste with rich aftertaste.
Picked up a bottle yesterday and tried it. Bursting with flavor and the smokey overtones. Impressive!
Great finish and smoke flavor throughout. Hints of spice and Carmel with a superb body that catches your attention. One fine Speyside Scotch.
When it comes to a Scotch to introduce people to this is my first choice.
The balanced flavor of Carmel, smooth, no excessive burn, semi- sweet.
Classic Speyside. Always a nice whisky
Loved this scotch. Smooth all the way through.
Bee nice and smooth sherry. For the price, can't beat it...
Mild, rund, aber wenig Tiefgang und etwas scharf im Abgang