Scotch - Single Malt

Aberlour 12yr Double Cask Matured Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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98th Percentile
This score falls in the 98th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Proof66 Notes

Aberlour 12yr Double Cask single malt is aged—obviously enough—for 12 years in a combination of oak casks either used for bourbon or sherry (hence, "double cask") giving the whisky unusual characteristics in taste and hue.

The Aberlour Distillery was founded by James Fleming in 1879 in the heart of Speyside. They glory in being between the junction of the rivers Lour and Spey, the former river providing the water for the whisky.

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This bottle has 7 ratings and 6 reviews.
cgtboy1988 cgtboy1988 (117)
Rating: 4.2 (2016-11-01)
This is an exceptionally well balanced Scotch. Smooth with complementary oak and malt. Perfect on the sweetness level. Not too expensive for a nice Scotch, perhaps a bit inflated on the 66 site rating. Not peated (I usually prefer a good, strong Islay) but does have a touch of the medicinal taste that usually accompanies peat. Also a bit buttery and smooth.
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WhiskyChick WhiskyChick (26)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-05-03)
Perfect representation of a high quality Speyside scotch and not expensive. Exactly what Scotland would taste like if it had its own taste. My go-to sipping dram.
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Hotspur17 Hotspur17 (33)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-04-25)
Very enjoyable for a $50 scotch. Had good flavor with a little bite.
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Muncher Muncher (584)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-03-29)
This malt rates about 100 points higher, give or take, than the equivalent 12 years from Balvenie and Dalmore and about 175 points higher than Macallan's equivalent. I don't see the superiority at all. It's ok, but not nearly as good as the score suggests. Has the Aberlour tannins that are becoming very noticeable in everything I try from their range.
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scalihan scalihan (44)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-03-19)
Smooth and mild. Refined. VERY nice scotch. Similar to Balvenies double wood but $20 less. Hard to drink just one. Def buy more.
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Designify Designify (2)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-11-22)
Good but not Great
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