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Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Whisky

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The definition of Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Whisky

Aberfeldy 12 Year is a Single malt Scottish Whisky which has been aged for 12 years.

Launched in 1999, Aberfeldy 12 is produced at a distillery that is one of two single malt distilleries that comprise the Dewar’s Blended Scotch line of whiskies. A fruity, clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice, Aberfeldy 12 Year Old is an excellent introduction to this Highland distillery. Aberfeldy’s main claim to fame is as the heart of the excellent Dewar’s blend but whiskies like this are putting it firmly in the spotlight.

Aged for at least 12 years this excellent Highland Single Malt is a not only a great introduction to the category but a wonderful example of the highland style. Fruity, clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice

In Short?

Appearance: Full, golden yellow.
Nose: Fresh and fruity – freshly cut melon, green apple and pear – along with hot toast and honey with a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg.
Taste: Lovely smooth texture, with rich honeyed fruit freshened up with crisp apple notes. Gentle, sweet spice adds to the complexity. Very drinkable.
Finish: The rich mouthfeel lingers, with the honeyed fruit lasting longest. Good balance.
Overall: Full flavour, the perfume characteristics become more spicy, with a bitter hint of Seville oranges in a decidedly dry finish.

ABV: 40.0%
Volume: 700ml

What Is Scotch Whisky?

Scotch whisky (Scottish Gaelic: uisge-beatha; Scots: Scots whisky/whiskie, whusk(e)y; often simply called whisky or Scotch) is malt whisky or grain whisky (or a blend of the two), made in Scotland.

All Scotch whisky was originally made from malted barley. Commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century. As of 2020, there were 134 Scotch whisky distilleries operating in Scotland.

All Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product. A whisky with an age statement is known as guaranteed-age whisky. A whisky without an age statement is known as a no age statement (NAS) whisky, the only guarantee being that all whisky contained in that bottle is at least three years old. The minimum bottling strength according to the regulation is 40% alcohol by volume. Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky (formerly called “vatted malt” or “pure malt”), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky.

The Smallprint:

Where and by whom is it distilled?
Aberfeldy 12 Year Old is produced in Dewar’s world-famous distillery in Aberfeldy.

What, exactly, goes into it?
100% Single Malt Whisky aged in oak casks.

Any other recommendations?
A great example of a highland single malt whisky, if you’re buying for a Scottish whisky fan why not also consider Macallan 12-year-old double oak?

If you want to buy a bottle of Aberfeldy 12 Year, our flagship venue TT Liquor has it available online and in-store. TT also runs a magazine packed with great brand interviews.

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