Cheapest I’ve seen this year so far, commonly named as one of the best ‘supermarket whiskies’ in this price range.
The Aberlour 12 is a single malt, double matured Scotch whisky. From the Speyside region of Scotland, it is first matured in traditional American, then Sherry oak casks. This results in the single malt having a rich and smooth taste, balanced with fruity and chocolate notes making it the winner of the 2019 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) Bronze award. This expertly crafted whisky is a perfect gift to offer for special occasions or to treat yourself as an everyday dram. It comes in a 70 cl (700 ml) bottle at 40% ABV, and is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
Founded by James Fleming in 1879, the Aberlour distillery produces some of the finest single malt Scotch whiskies. It is located in the village of Aberlour, Scotland, next to the River Spey, surrounded by water from the Lour Burn, ‘the chattering burn’. Aberlour’s distillers and blenders have a combined 120 years of experience. It is this depth of experience and unwavering vision that delivers the outstanding quality for which Aberlour is famed. The expert layering of spirit and cask has created a range of expertly crafted single malt whiskies with layers of complexity and a velvet richness.
Colour: Golden amber with hints of ruby.
Nose: Soft and rounded, with fruity notes of red apple.
Palate: A fine sherried character, balanced with rich chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and ginger spiciness.
Finish: Warming and lingering – sweet and slightly spicy.