Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberfeldy distillery has a long history as the primary single malt component of Dewar’s blended scotch whisky, and it’s evident in the sweet honey-and-heather overtones when you sip it. Located in central Scotland on the banks of the river Tay, the 12-year exhibits the classic floral-and-honey notes of so-called Highland and Speyside single malts, and if you’ve ever had any of the core Dewar’s blended whiskies, you’ll recognize the flavor profile right away. Although ex-sherry casks only make up a minority portion of the aging process, hints of almond and stewed fruit point to their influence.
We lose a fair bit to the angels
The ‘Angels’ Share’ is the whisky lost over the years while the liquid is maturing in oak- casks, disappearing into the air before we’re ready to bottle.
Almost a third is lost before we’re ready to to bottle our Aberfeldy 12 year old.
Country Scotch Whisky
Region Highland Whisky
Distillery / Brand Aberfeldy Distillery
Age 12 year old Whisky
Style Single Malt Whisky
Appearance: A light honey color
Nose: Dried apricot and red apple come forward first. The fruity notes are followed by leather and oak. Gently charred raw sugar hits next with a nutty quality that finishes out the nose with the sharp spice of clove.
Palate: Nice, quickly dissipating heat that wakes up the palate. It has a buttery flavor laced with apple, dried fruit and a hint of citrus. The fruity flavors are followed by oak and a bit of salinity. Spiciness from baking spices like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg add to the balanced bite. The finish is smooth adding to the ease of drinking this Highland sipper.
Rating and reviews
Double Gold - 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
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