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 - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Oak:
Orange:
Pear:
Spices:
Honey:
Herbs:
Berries:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Heather:
Oil:
Raisin:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Ginger:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Peach:
Herb:
Almonds:
Cake:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Tasting
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Spices:
Chocolate:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Honey:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Dark Chocolate:
Malt:
Nuts:
Orange:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Cinnamon:
Oil:
Ginger:
Pear:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Clove:
Heather:
Peach:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Herbs:
Berries:
Blackberry:
Cherry:
Fig:
Grape:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Tropical Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Oak:
Sweet:
Spices:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Malt:
Chocolate:
Chili:
Nuts:
Oil:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Caramel:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Cake:
Grapefruit:
Cinnamon:
Ginger:
Heather:
Leather:
Pepper:
Raisin:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:

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30. Apr 2018
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
24. Jun 2016
Nosing: FruitAppleVanillaSherrySweet
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: SherryPearSweetRaisinVanilla
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: OakFruitSweet
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.
01. Mar 2019
Nosing: FruitSherryVanilla

Taste: Dried FruitSherryOakSpicesChocolateCinnamonApple

Finish: Moderate

Comment: A rich smooth scotch with sweetened cooked and dried fruits. Prominent nutty flavours with sherry and chocolate. Apples, raisins and cinnamon on the finish.
29. Jul 2015
Hengl
07. Feb 2019
Nosing: SherryFruitPearAppleHoneyOrange

Taste:SherryDried FruitSweetVanillaHoneyMaltFruitPeachOrangeZitrusOak

Finish: MaltOakFruitSweetCaramel

Comment: 84/100
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09. May 2016
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