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Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured

(70cl, 40%)

Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured

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Aberlour 12 Year Old Bottling Note

The fantastic and always popular Aberlour 12 Year Old, matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks, now bottled at 40% abv.

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Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured Reviews

A lovely drop.

Very smooth with sweet fruit and spice. Complex, long, with more fragrance and attractive honeyed notes developing as it opened. I like this a lot. Good value at the moment at £30.

16th October 2020

Too sweet

Good texture and long finish. Too sweet though. May be good for new whiskey lovers. Feel I am little bit seasoned for this type of whiskey. Waste of money for me.

5th October 2020

If you're new to whisky and like the sweeter things in life.... This might be for you.

I'm struggling with this dram. Thinking back to when I was new to whisky I think this would be right up my street, however I fear I have bought this whisky too late and have moved on from the flavour profile of this whisky. For me, this is a easy drinker if not slightly bland with not much mouthfeel or finish to speak of. If your new to whisky then this is great value and won't overpower.
If you've been around the block then something at higher abv might be the way forward. Aberlour...if this was at 46%abv then you might have yourself a fan boy... Can only hope.

13th September 2020

After a quarter of a bottle and a few weeks sitting around its really improved. Much improved mouth feel, longer sweet finish, loads more depth. A good all-round drink. Needs time to breathe.

After a quarter of a bottle and a few weeks sitting around its really improved.

10th September 2020


Lack of finish, green apples on the nose, very delicate flavour, thin mouthfeel, might be better at 46%. Expected more. Hopefully the bottle develops a bit..

4th September 2020

As " an entrepreneurial factor of production" I am more than happy to give this Whisky a very high "pass mark"

Superbly smooth. Extremely moreish ! A whisky which encourages you to be aware that this is a concoction which is to be quietly enjoyed and appreciated.
It does not treat your tonsils as a punch bag on the way down and gently suggests you "have another wee drop"

26th August 2020


Delicious and smooth

16th August 2020


Considering this can be picked up for south of £30 its a superb drop. Wonderfully smooth and fruity, sherry notes very prominent

6th August 2020

Good value.

For me, it is a bit simple. To ordinary. Should have been at 50%, I would love it at CS as ABI is. I can already picture it, while I have experimented with delutations of Abi, which I now drink as it is presented. Anyways....Good, solid, down to death entry single malt, bottled at 40% for novices...why 5/5 then? Meh, for the price, it is a steal. And good when you want to clear your palate a bit, or swing it a bit longer on your tongue. If you like a little bit more aroma, I would pick up JWSB at 45%, FRSB at 50%, woodford at 43,2% or even cognac martell vsop, on the other hand, I do see it way better than JWB12, chivas 12, Glenlivet 12 (the new blue bottle).

3rd August 2020

Not as I expected

The bottle and the colour of this whisky is so sweet but I could not find what I expected so far. I can not taste any distinctive flavours out of this whisky which is disappointing for me.

20th July 2020

A quality Speyside

This is a very mild, very medium, drinkable Scotch.

Nose: caramel; toasty; fruity
Taste: malty; nutty; medium texture

19th July 2020

Very good, but no Glenfiddich!

I bought some of this recently as it was on offer. It's very tasty, easy to drink and great value. I tried it alongside the Glenfiddich 15 Old Solero as I felt they were rather similar. And indeed they are! Incredibly similar to my uneducated palate, it's just that the Aberlour didn't quite live up to the 15, and considering the Glenfiddich is often cheaper, that one will still win as my 'everyday tipple'. This one's still bloody good though and the bottle is nice too!!

18th June 2020

Example of quality speyside

Honey, vanilla, sweet blossom, sherry .. hints of citrus en chocolate after taste.

Truly magnificent single malt.

14th June 2020

Example of Mastership

On the nose vanilla notes are dominant with distinct sherry notes. Faint cinnamon, fruity and oaky nuances are also present. Soft and smooth, typical Speyside malt. Amazingly sweet and beautiful. Some faint citrusy nuances can be noted as well. On the palate it is very balanced and rich, some dried fruit and complex aromas are present. Wonderful example of a whisky mastership. A bit expensive as it may be it is worth it as quality shows so well.

26th May 2020


Very easy to drink.. would recommend to anyone that is starting out drinking single malt whisky

24th May 2020


Fairly new to whisky and this is just incredible I can’t get enough of it, next to no alcohol burn.
On the nose is very fruity and long lasting on the palette.
Had 8 bottles since lockdown began!

23rd May 2020

Memories of my 30th birthday

The first time I really understood whisky. You wouldn't think you would have such a beautiful malt for this price.

21st May 2020

Beautiful Whisky

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!

17th May 2020

Finish worthy of Mortal Kombat

Longest finish I've had. Even longer than A'Bunadh.


16th May 2020

Just buy and drink this!

Apple, pear drops and marzipan on the nose. A Christmas cake in the mouth, nice and light, I don't want to say watery because this is probably where the distillery finds its peak performance, and I have room for this type texture in my drinks cabinet. A warm but not harsh finish, very nice.

10th May 2020

sophistication at an affordable price

A very good buy at the price , beautiful colour ,rich ,malt, and nicely sherried nose, mature and sophisticated....definitely worth the extra few pounds as it outclasses the 10 a margin. Maybe its all in the second cask??

14th April 2020

Favourite for price.

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.

24th March 2020


Ah yum great night cap

20th March 2020

Well worth trying and hopefully you enjoy as much as we did

Had this at our last Burns Supper.

Really impressed by the flavours and pleasant mouthful it provided.

13th February 2020

Excellent Sherried Dram

Sherries, dried fruits, cherries, cinnamon, oak tanins

27th December 2019

Good at £28 0r even £35 and well above many NAS supermarket quality malts

Hey I got this at £28 also not £35. I am always wary of Double Cask finishes as I often fear that they are trying to correct something like a bad cask in there somewhere more so with Triple Cask finishes. I have read a few comments below and I'm with the folks that said Good v BV12yo D Wood as it is becoming very inconsistent. However on a good day for both I wouldn't mind either. There is a bit of the apple and raisin in there yes Oak yes butter yes. - Im with lacks good finish but its ok. In a big way Im with the nothing special at first and I estimate this will get a lot better when more air gets into the bottle so Im decanting half into an old washed to BV and going to leave out for a week or so. Initially I thought I was picking up something bad like sulphur but the empty glass 6 and 12 o Clock trick yielded nothing negative. have been a big fan of Aberlour esp the A'bunadh small batches and they are well and truly much better as are a good few distilleries these days than that fallen temple just up the hill. BTW avoid AA batch 62 Something seriously wrong there. 63 much better. I'm also with a few of the kneejerk negatives I see but if I may suggest that few drops of water and leaving it to breath for say 30 mins - I think you will get a better result. All in all I would say this is a good buy and well worth a go esp at £28 - I have had a lot worse for a lot more cash. My Score if I had to as I really hate scores as they can be so pre- influencing - is between 85 - 89/100

17th December 2019

Nice balance of fruit and spice. No smoke. Tastes like Christmas cake

Fruit and spice and all things nice! Reminds me of Christmas cake. A very enjoyable winter dram! May be a new favourite actually.

10th November 2019

Nicely balanced, notable sherry notes

Not quite as good as the 43% expression from a few years ago, but still a nice balance of flavours.

3rd November 2019

Rich but bland.

Taste quite bland. I can't quite understand what's going on. After several tests I realize that he promises more than he gives. Rich, very nice. But it lacks character and robustness.

28th September 2019

Clearly approved

Full flavor with clear taste of chocolate and cinnamon. Feels significantly sharper than its 40%. Makes a mild aftertaste.

31st August 2019


So far it's the nicest whiskey I have tried. I have consumed several bottles.

4th July 2019

nice whisky for the price

This whisky is nice for the price i paid (£28). It tastes almost like bourbon, sherry influence is strong and there is some nice spice to to it as well as the sherry sweetness. I would give it four stars but the mouth feel is quite thin and the finish is short, if it was a higher ABV I think it would be significantly better. Ive tried this side by side with the RedBreast Lustau and the Lustau beats it hand down in all areas and I only paid £7 more for it. Overall good not great

21st June 2019

Super taste

Just had a bottle bought for my 80th birthday hard to believe the taste. Goes down a treat no sharp bite, smells so different from the normal run of the mill whisky. Top of the class. A bit more expensive but well worth it. Bottoms up, cheers.

3rd May 2019

Smooth but lacks a good finish.

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.

21st April 2019


Smooth with slight smoke. Easy drinking

26th March 2019

Hard to fault, lovely whisky for the price

A touch of sweetness (maybe raisin and apple?) with some oak and a nice spicy finish, but not too overpowering. I think I get a tiny hint of fudge or similar, too. The Aberlour range (Aberlour 10) was my first venture into 'nice' whisky terrirory so I'll always have a sweet spot for their whiskies. I haven't purchased the 12 for a while so it's nice to revisit an old friend. When obtained at the discounted price (can often be found for around £28) I think it's a great buy and though I am still learning, I think it makes for a lovely dram without being too complex, i.e the peatiness of Laphroaigh (which I love), or peppery notes of Talisker (the ones I have tried, anyway). Give it a try, even if it isn't exactly to your taste it would be very difficult to vehemently dislike it. Although this is purely cosmetic, I also like the bottle!

9th March 2019

Very nice

Very smooth. Tried this alongside Balvenie Double wood 12 and much preferred this.

20th February 2019

Rewards patience

On first opening nothing special, BUT after two weeks flavour dramatically improved, now a fantastic whisky! Highly recommended, rewards patience

2nd January 2019

What a bargain

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.

17th December 2018


Aberlour £25 in Waitrose supper store. Waste of money

12th December 2018

Worth its price, but a bit unbalanced

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

2nd December 2018


Love it. My favorite to date. Very good value for money.

21st November 2018

Excellent. The top 12 year old.

Pleasant, easy to drink. Vanilla, fruits - maybe pear, sherry scent. Sweet, but not sweet. Ideal for after dinner or dinner. I do not suggest it for an aperitif. Great and for its affordable price. Maybe the best 12 years I've tried.

31st October 2018

A Fine Single Malt

One of the nicest, freshest, and tastiest single malts I've tried in a long time. Salute'

26th October 2018

Nice to drink during rains...

Nice smoky finish n some sour taste with great aroma around the end...

24th October 2018

If low price, get it !

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 !

22nd October 2018

Horrendous bomb of bitterness

This was my first sherry-influenced whisky. Incredibly disappointing. When the bottle was new there was zero smell or taste, after the bottle oxidized, the nose has developed and taste as well but the taste is a horrid bitterness and nothing else.

11th October 2018

Good but bland.

A little bland. I am torn between Scotches which are too smokey and those which are not enough.

16th July 2018

Best tasting scotch I've found

Excellent no need to say anything else. Five star scotch.

17th June 2018

A good daily dram.

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.

8th June 2018

Light but in a good way.

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.

21st April 2018

Very nice indeed

A very nice, decently priced Speyside. Nice with a couple of drops of water to open it up.

Vanilla, orange zest and a spicy finish.

Much nicer than the Aberlour 10 and factoring in the price, a solid 4 stars.

19th April 2018

Well rounded

Well rounded, oak spices & sweetness without overpowering either. Nothing particularly memorable.

6th April 2018

Worthwhile at $40. Bought out on LI, NY.

an inoffensive and somewhat unclear nose, to my palate a clear and sweet taste, following by a bit of peaty-heat to its afterfinish.

4th April 2018

Excellent drinking malt

Excellent whisky, totally under rated
Better dram than many twice the price!
Sherry, spice and toffee notes - very nice straight from the bottle or with a wee drop of water

31st March 2018

Fruity and nicely spiced, go on treat yourself!

Even on opening, the light spicy whiff is a delight and you know you are in for a real treat! Fruity with notes of toffee with a light spiced aftertaste. 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!

19th January 2018

A star 🌟 is born

This whisky is stunning mature fruity Smokey and a delight to enjoy with A Cuban cigar while I sit in my leather armchair in front of a roaring fire..

25th December 2017

amazing surprise

It is always a pleasure to have a son who knows how to select a treasured gift for his aged father.

24th December 2017

Like it.. a lot

Cool dram dudes

20th December 2017

Great value for money

Butterscotch, spiced finish

19th December 2017

Very nice whisky with the sun-bathed bark of an English oak that reminds me of the past in my granfathers house sitting next to his leather writing desk eating his penny toffees whilst my Nan passed me a piece of fruit cake

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.

30th November 2017

A lovely dram.

Wonderful fruity sweetness with sherry. I can taste Christmas pudding too.
I love smelling whisky and this one is really nice. Well done Aberlour.

30th November 2017

Perfect for a relaxing drink

I'm a Macallan man but someone talked me into trying this and it is absolutely my new favorite.. I hope more places carry this because it is the smoothest and most flavorful on the market, the sweet and woody flavors are unmatched.

31st October 2017

Just try it

It’s the best 12 year Scotch I’ve tried. I haven’t tried all of them yet but I’ve tried a lot.

30th October 2017

The Best

Just sooooo great. The best I had in Scotland We tasted many many things. This won out ... although 21 yr old Macallan was amazing as well

15th October 2017

Smooth with a sweet aftertaste

A fantasticly smooth and non Smokey whisky. For the price I paid this is extremely good, can definately recommend it!

8th September 2017

smooth and slightly sweet


26th August 2017

A wonderfully smooth 12yr old -

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 drawer

6th August 2017

A great smooth Scotch

If you like a smooth, not peaty scotch you will love this, I was introduced to it by a friend who lives not far from where it is made. It is now one of my favourites

4th August 2017

Painful. Hideous. Rough as guts.

Well I'm a big fan of Teeling. I don't mind Laphroaig too. Both are very different and suit different settings. I was given the Aberlour 12 yo as a gift. The bottle was lovely and heavy, but when I sampled the drop, I thought I'd swallowed a lit cigar. Painful. Unpleasant. No stars.

4th August 2017

A can't miss scotch!

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👌.

3rd July 2017

Wonderfully sherried everyday dram

Wonderfully sherried everyday dram

15th May 2017

Lovely :)

Beautiful bottle. Amazing colour. It dances lightly in the mouth but with lovely notes that bite just right :)

7th May 2017

Hell I drink whisky, but this stands out for me

Early spring evening with the smell of the last of log fires. Long lasting smooth taste. A small price for perfection.

4th May 2017

Can't beat the price

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.

3rd May 2017


This one is really nice.
Did not like it first opened but after 2 weeks it is completly transformed and will buy again.

28th April 2017


I loved the smell, quite sweet and fruity. Some caramel and smoke coming through. Quite a fruity taste, without being sickly, smooth finish.

4th April 2017

Subtle smooth and sexy

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

3rd April 2017

Gentle, smooth, sweet, unassuming.

This one is hard to describe. Very soft and balanced, with no strong dominant taste. Wait . . . no, yes -- maybe caramel, no, wait, maybe tangerine, no, that's not it, a bit nutty maybe, and then there's just a hint of smoke and peat on the finish -- but it's not really there, it's just an idea, that's all. Very, very gentle. It's subtle and smooth. Sweet. Easy. Lovely.

Always neat. -- a_m_oral

28th March 2017

Excellent Speyside!

The double cask makes a huge difference in mellowing out the aromatics in this speyside.

18th February 2017

Give it a Try You Won't be Disappointed


26th January 2017

Transformed with water

I thought it quite a light weight whisky and drank half the bottle with that in mind. However I found that when one clears the palate with water between sips the subtle sweet tones really stand out making it a whiskey to recommend. Now very pleased with purchase.

2nd January 2017


I found this quite disappointing. It has a pleasent aftertaste with a hint of caramel and honey, but it's first taste is blunt and harsh without any revealing flavours.

25th December 2016

Moray master

Nice sweet smell on the nose unlike others ive had or smelt then 1st taste is sweet then you have a spicy taste after swirled in the mouth great for christmas time to keep warm

24th December 2016

It's better than that

Having been supremely satisfied with the ten year old, I went shopping for another. However, there were none left at my usual outlet, so I picked up a bottle of the 12 year old instead. Wow, what a treat. This is now my new favourite single Malt.

24th December 2016

Mr. Andrews Belleville Ontario

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.

16th December 2016

Like this one a lot.

A really nice Speyside with sherry tones - recommended for the price.

12th November 2016

Sweet on the nose but it has a good spicy oak

I really like this whisky. You can taste the sherry influence. It gives it a lovely sweetness that smells increadible and is there in taste. You also get a spicy oak taste which kind of give it a bit of heat so its not soft like glenmorangie and the sweetness is nothing like toffee. Lots of flavours going on. Not smoke or peat in this one. Purely a spicy sweet sherry. Its smells brilliant and tastes it too. If you like this try arbelour abunadh.

11th November 2016

Simply amazing

This bottle meeds some time...and air
When i first opend it I didnt like it.
It tasted too stuffy...

Came back to it a few days later - loved it
And it gets bettter every time i taste it.

Lots of depth lots of sherry, very balanced

24th October 2016

Extreemly Smooth Mellow Flavour

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.

14th October 2016

Aberloir 12 YO double cask single malt Scotch

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.

29th September 2016

Baby a'bhunha

Orange zest, cinnamon, toffee and deep sherry. Awesome stuff.

22nd September 2016

Great finish

I've only sampled around 30 single malts and Aberlour is my favorite. I've had the 15 and 16 yr. old and I actually prefer the 12. Piney notes on the nose and finishes clean. Not complex but mellow and very satisfying. If you want an adventure, look elsewhere. There is genius in simplicity.

3rd September 2016

Pure joy in a bottle

First 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 !!!

2nd July 2016

It's OK

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.

30th May 2016


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.

16th May 2016

What's with all the hate?

This is the first bottle I've purchased from this distillery and I am pretty impressed certainly gives Balvenie double wood a run for it's money in the realm of sherried 12 years.Smells like caramel candy with hints of cinnamon apple and raisins. Tastes like it smells with some vanilla and spices and fruit cake bit of citrus fruit maybe even some peaches and just a light hint of toasted oak with a nice butterscotch/raisin finish. An excellent dessert dram pretty close to Glenfarclas 12 and neck and neck with Balvenie double wood for me.Was hesitant to buy this because of mixed reviews on here but I am totally happy with this it's a wonderful very drinkable Speyside can't wait to try Abunadh.The Sugarbear

27th April 2016

Waste of money

don't get fouled, this whiskey tastes very common, proper highland single malt

22nd March 2016

Great whiskey

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.


28th February 2016

Wally: One of the Best whiskies I've ever tasted

'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 ...

17th February 2016

Love it

It's a very affordable very sippable scotch. Love the sherry aspect of it

29th January 2016

Yes Please

My first Speyside whisky after a not so happy encounter with Glenfiddich a few years ago. First impressions were a bit like a bourbon. Sweet and slightly syrupy but with that more familiar malty-ness coming through at the end. Lots of flavour here.

Very, very easy to drink this. Needs very little, if any, water imo. Got this on offer so feel I got a real steal here.

If you are a fan of bourbon but are curious about single malts give this a try. Can't wait to try the Abunadh!

31st December 2015

Half a bottle down and loving every sip

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 gone

30th December 2015

Stonkin' :)

I only really drink the smokey stuff but got a bottle of this for Crimbo yesterday and I have to say, it's pretty awesome. I get quite an oily mouthfeel when I drink this which is nice (not sure why nobody else seems to pick up on this in their reviews, maybe I'm imagining things) Very warming in the mouth without being spicy like a talisker and has a really nice after glow like lagavulin 16yo. If you like the smokey stuff then I urge you to try this, it's not an Isla obviously but it has a similar appeal to me. It's really nice and an interesting change. Top notch :)

26th December 2015


Alcohol taste. Nose is ok

7th December 2015

Satisfying recommendation from a friend.

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.

6th November 2015

R Sattin

Got given a bottle when it was cheap around Christmas. Absolutely loved it. Really easy going taste, great after-burn. Really good all round for the price.

7th July 2015

Mr A Young

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.

23rd June 2015

Excellent single malt

Moderate sherry notes - spicy chocolate toffee finish - great value 12 year old Speyside whisky - will buy again

20th May 2015

Smooth, very smooth

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!

12th May 2015


Divine taste...

9th May 2015


Medium sherry, fruity, nice everyday drink. I bought it for 22eur, so its good price and quality combination.

9th April 2015

Miss the 43%

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.

19th March 2015


which means I am also unsure what to think....yet! no question that it is quality stuff and is unique. the problem is I was expecting not just balance and a spectrum of flavors (all there), I am missing an expected (unfairly?) ummph....I was hoping for a heavier content

probably not fair that I looked into this after having had the cask strength release last week.....don't get me wrong, but this is a lovely dram. but I bet the 86 proof version was much better or....what I was really looking for

4th January 2015

Delicate at first, but watch out!

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!

12th December 2014


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.

26th November 2014

Some Pricing Madness

This appears to have increased in price by £10 since I last bought it. It's a nice 12 year old Speyside but nothing exceptional. Well overpriced here.

22nd November 2014

Find it a bit odd

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.

16th November 2014

Good Stuff!

This may be my all-time favorite. Very smooth and sweet. Excellent whisky,especially for the price! Keep it, Aberlour!

23rd October 2014

Excellent neat

Great aroma mild mannered and a mildly sweet aftertaste. I enjoy this neat. Great value and excellent alternative to blends.

23rd August 2014

Very good

I'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.

4th April 2014


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.

6th February 2014


My mistake, I was referring to the 43% version. Thanks for clearing it up Master of Malt

12th November 2013


I agree with batman. Less than €40 last month. Why the increase of over 25%?

8th November 2013


im nearly sure i bought this for under 40 euro 3 months ago not impressed with ths and my review is gone why master of malt

6th November 2013

Tempted to buy the lot!

Took a bit of a punt buying this as there were no reviews, and wow, did i get lucky :)
I finished the bottle in a couple of weeks (which is almost unheard of for me). I'd compare it to the Balvenie Doublewood 17 year old... which is still my favorite... but i'm buying another bottle of this one now

15th October 2013

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