Daily Dram - 2013
Malt Maniacs Awards
Single Malt Scotch - to 12 Yrs - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Interesting fact… Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured 43% whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured 43% whiskey, instead of whisky.
I only wish I had had some Highland Park for comparison. It was not possible for me to imagine how a whisky in this style / from this area could be improved. Sort of the apotheosis of Glenmorangie and Balvenie, my prior go-to faves.
23rd March 2014
Bought this in a ghetto "habib mart" style establishment on a Saturday night. The clerk saw I was willing to drop $50 on a bottle and opened a separate register to ring my transaction, despite the five people ahead of me, lol. The whisky itself is indeed a fine sherried dram, and the double cask maturation certainly shows in the flavor profile: smooth, lightly woody, sherry sweetness with citrusy notes and a hint of cognac!
23rd February 2014
A staple in my house, and definitely not discontinued.
4th February 2014
I seem to be running against the grain here, but I find the sweet fruitiness to be overriding any hint that there is a bit of peat or malt involved. For the money it's ok, but I expect a bit more complexity and a lot less sherry.
14th December 2013
A very fine whiskey, and at 71 I have had experience.
10th November 2013
Really like this whisky
14th August 2013
the old boys wont like this but my god smooth and full of flavour hints of plum and apples honey if this was an aftershave splash it on and go very happy with this purchace
15th July 2013
...but I still prefer Johnnie Walker Red.
6th July 2013
I know this doesn't give me great credibility, but I legitimately didn't drink before I turned 21. This was my first purchase and first drink, and it is just amazing. I think I'll be ruined for any other kind of alcohol.
18th June 2013
Forgot to rate it
14th April 2013
The folks at Aberlour hit the jackpot with this. Even those of us on a budget an enjoy a good scotch. This is easily the best Speyside scotch out there for the price. I'd even pay $50 or more for this. Got a bottle...you won't regret it!
Hands down my favorite scotch, less talk, more drink.
1st April 2013
This is a wonderful single malt. You can spend more, but there is no need. Once you discover Aberlour 12, your search for the perfect, all-around whisky will be over.
25th February 2013
I received a bottle as a gift. It has quickly become my favorite. Do yourself a favor and get a bottle. One dram and you will be fan too.
26th January 2013
I have tasted many, none as good as this! A smooth Scotch! None will be disappointed.
25th January 2013
...but I have zero regrets. This stuff is absolutely wonderful. Please do yourself a favor and get a bottle.
28th December 2012
Everything from nose to finish is just in place.
The price is right for this wonderful experience.
2nd November 2012
This maple syrup colored dram is fantastic. There's butter and brown sugar on the nose. There's a bit of oak and almonds on the tongue, with a smooth, burnt brown sugar finish. This drink sweetens up a bit with just a touch of water. Definitely one of my favorites.
10th December 2011
This Aberlour is very well done. Every drop is wonderful, right down to the nose when the glass is empty. Very fresh
28th April 2011