Aberlour 12 Years Double Cask

This is like the normal double cask of Aberlour but this bottling come with 40% ABV.

This is like the normal double cask of Aberlour but this bottling come with 40% ABV.

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6518
Aberlour
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 61 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Apple:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Orange:
Pear:
Pear:
Orange:
Oak:
Oak:
Honey:
Caramel:
Spices:
Honey:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Berries:
Berries:
Nuts:
Oil:
Herbs:
Spices:
Herbs:
Oil:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Heather:
Raisin:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Heather:
Raisin:
Chocolate:
Ginger:
Malt:
Grape:
Coffee:
Almonds:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Cake:
Lemon:
Herb:
Floral:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Malt:
Herb:
Cake:
Coffee:
Grape:
Almonds:
Peach:
Ginger:
Floral:
Hazelnut:
Peach:
Tasting
Fruit:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Spices:
Chocolate:
Oak:
Oak:
Chocolate:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Caramel:
Apple:
Caramel:
Apple:
Nuts:
Honey:
Honey:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Oil:
Oil:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Malt:
Orange:
Raisin:
Malt:
Raisin:
Orange:
Cinnamon:
Ginger:
Ginger:
Cinnamon:
Pear:
Pear:
Nuts:
Peach:
Chili:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Alcohol:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Heather:
Heather:
Clove:
Clove:
Peach:
Herbs:
Plum:
Tropical Fruit:
Berries:
Maritime Notes:
Fig:
Tropical Fruit:
Cherry:
Cherry:
Seaweed:
Blackberry:
Fig:
Pepper:
Berries:
Pepper:
Blackberry:
Grape:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Grape:
Finish
Oak:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Spices:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Spices:
Malt:
Malt:
Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Chocolate:
Chili:
Peat Smoke:
Chili:
Nuts:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Oil:
Oil:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Orange:
Honey:
Orange:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Grapefruit:
Grapefruit:
Cake:
Apple:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Cake:
Nuts:
Leather:
Cinnamon:
Heather:
Herbs:
Raisin:
Maritime Notes:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Cinnamon:
Raisin:
Heather:
Leather:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Ginger:
Pepper:
Ginger:

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This 12-year-old Speysider appears to be the tamed version of the excellent Aberlour A'bunadh, even though it is a vatting of both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry matured whisky. Fresh, citrusy and a little bit shy at first nosing, the aroma unfolds with tropical fruits, cloves and hints of marzipan. Despite its low ABV, the taste is surprisingly strong and fruity-spicy with lots of blueberries, plums and ginger. The finish is of medium length with notes of milk chocolate, baked apple and wood tannins. An easily accessible and quite affordable Single Malt with character.
RATING: 3.5/5.0 ≙ 83 pts
TheGreatMothra
24. Jun 2016
Nosing: Früchte Apfel Vanille Sherry Süße
Fruity with red apple, Sherry, vanilla and honey. There's a sort of menthol note that slowly dissipates as it sits in the glass.

Taste: Sherry Birne Süße Rosine Vanille
Medium sweet sherry arrival. Mixed fruitiness but mostly pears, and raisin with vanilla. There's a slight alcohol nip on the tip of the tongue but nothing excessive.

Finish: Eiche Früchte Süße
Medium short and oaky with mixed fruits

Comment:
I thought I'd check out this version of Aberlour being a big fan of the A'bunadh series. I can see the distillery character shared between them but this is a mixed bag for me. The nose is good but the palate and particularly the finish are a little one dimensional. Still, it was a value proposition so I'm not overly disappointed, worth trying but nothing to write home about.
28. Dec 2015