Review #30 – Aberlour 12yr Double Cask

Review #30 | /r/ScotchReview #9 – Aberlour 12yr Double Cask

The Schtick: This is a chill filtered release from Aberlour that is 12 years old. It’s time in barrels is split between ex-bourbon and ex-sherry.


Distiller: Aberlour

Bottler: Aberlour

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Nose: Sherry and grapes. Some cherry, some plum, some light floral honey mixed with raspberries. Sweet and inviting. No ethanol whatsoever.

Taste: Very light and fruity, almost a little syrupy, but not too bad. Lots and lots of red fruits here, primarily raspberries and then some sherry notes. Overall, it’s thin but not offensive. There’s not a lot here, but what is present is very light.

Finish: Not terrible long, but once again it’s pretty delicate. There’s a little oak, but it’s mostly fruit again on the way out. Almost no alcohol either, but since it’s only 80 proof, this makes sense.

Overall: I like this. I want to love it, but I’m not feeling like I’m getting a whole lot for the money. Going for almost $60 here, I’d rather throw in an extra $10 for the NCF or $20 for the A’bunadh. It’s not bad, but it’s nothing to go bonkers about.

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Rating: 5


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Insurpassable | No better exists


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