What's in a name? Aberfeldy 12 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Aberfeldy 12 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Creamy. Some sherried fruit with a trailing hint of smoke.
Palate: Sweet, malty, a gentle peat but nonetheless the mouth feel is very clean.
Finish: Malt, a faint hint of citrus.
The Best to Enjoy it EveryWhere , Smoothly fruity.
14th December 2009
Citrussy & malty, but also too much caramel added. Plus this unpleasant fizz effect on the tongue...For beginners only.
23rd May 2010
pleasant at first - smooth and creamy - but, too sickly sweet to last. Like fast food or cake - nice for a quick refreshment, but too much leaves you wishing you'd had less.
11th January 2011
This is NOT rotgut........I also find most reviews of 12 year old whiskeys to be too finicky. Also, if you want good stuff like this, stay away from duty free and get to a supermarket of the country you're visiting. They're bound to have what duty free sells and they'll have it for less.
I paid 24 euros for my 12 yr old Aberfeldy in Italy. Duty free had it for 35. What do you think I'D pay?? I use to get 12yr old Jameson from a bartender in Italy for $17 a bottle.....you just have to look....
By the way, this is DAMN good single malt......gotta stop typing before the buzz kicks in....bottoms up!!!
17th January 2011
For beginners only? Please!! Who do some of these whisky snobs bother us with their own personal taste dressed up as education. This is a fine malt and its worth depends entirely on your personal preference
24th October 2011
26th October 2011
This is a Single Malt that I can get comfortable with every evening at 5pm! This is a malt that does not need to be eased into, but yet has those special smooth notes of much more expensive single malts. A fantastic malt to introduce to any other scotch drinker without the fear embarrassment!
27th December 2011
I have tried Crown Royal, and Bushmills however Aberfeldy was softer on the palate, smoother down the throat, and did not leave the burning alcoholic taste as other brands. I enjoyed it completely.
15th March 2012
Fruit, honey, no peat - sweet malt!!! I like it!!!
8th May 2012
A sublime, beautiful drink. Don't listen to the snobs, buy it!!
27th May 2012
Aberfeldy is a great unpretentious, no-nonsense whisky with a delicious honey sweetness and appealing smoothness. Not particularly complex, but I'd say it's among the best 'introductory' malts around.
22nd June 2012
I've tried many scotchs' but aberfeldy is damn good. Bought one from London to try and very happy I did cos it's my new whiskey of choice. So smooth and has a sophisticated taste! Try one now!
9th July 2012
This is a great Scotch. It has a big taste, but still has a nice subtley. We are in the realm of 'it is a matter of taste' here, but for a strong, direct character which stands up without losing its complexity, I like this Scotch.
26th July 2012
Beginners only? Someone's tastebuds must be broken or something. This Scotch is one of the finest examples you'll taste in the 12 yr, $40 range. It has a quality near Suntory Yamazaki and Hibiki who've won global medals year after year. No one here mentions smoke. This whisky has a lot of smokiness, and a mature fine regal flavor.
26th March 2013
Visited the distillery for the first time this year, despite visiting the area every year for the past 12 or so. Fabulous experience; a reminder that Dewars deserve a very great deal of credit for having propelled whisky to its current proud position. Aberfeldy is the heart of all Dewars blends, and is rather good as a single malt; really recommend it as a dessert malt, or a sweet nightcap. Nose: Honey dominates. Floral heather and sherry with a suggestion of syrupy fruit. Sweet barley and gentle peat mellowing in the background. Palate: Cereal sweetness and creamy, heather honey really prominent. An implication of peat with fairly robust notes of sherry and fruit. Finish: Sweet malt and honey still dominate. Trace of vanilla, and the mildest hint of spiced currants and peel - like a big, rich Chelsea bun.
19th April 2013
I have to have a bottle of Aberfeldy at all time. It doesn't feel right to not have one. If you just love Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Etc. etc. Don't apply. This single-malt is simple and yet complex. The smell is fruity pineapple and decay??? I will call this peat. It has some smoke which comes from the peat but is not overpowering or medicinal in the least. Dark Chocolate finish. I love it again! Peace
3rd May 2013
Ignore the "scotch snobs" - this is one of the best single malts there is. Having tried them all, this rates amongst the finest
In the world.
8th June 2013
Tasted it before it was exported. Should have bought several bottles before leaving Scotland.
12th June 2013
I have tried way better, yet still better than many out there. Give it a try and see. Looking forward to your reviews.
13th July 2013
Delicious whisky. Pear and orange peel. Sweet and smooth with a slight smokiness to it. An amazing scotch for its price range!
You could dismiss this whisky as unexciting but take the time to nose it in a Glencairn glass or similar and ensure that you taste it properly and I guarantee you'll be hard pressed to find any faults. Marmalade and honey notes on the nose, smooth and creamy on the palate with a delicate honeysuckle sweetness and a lingering finish. This is quality stuff! 9/10 at the price.
23rd July 2013
What I want from a malt is something that doesn't burn the back of my throat but still has a bite and also tastes damn good. This one does it.
3rd October 2013
This bottle was roughly €33 about a month ago. Why the 40% price increase?
7th November 2013
Very smooth and with great, long, lingering aftertastes. Not infused with classic whisky dramas, but very, very drinkable.
A highly enjoyable single malt. Best enjoyed neat.
16th November 2013
Its such a good whisky, only thing is its so difficult to buy it
4th December 2013