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Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

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@guitaroninReview by @guitaronin

10th Feb 2010


Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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I'm very new to trying to be attentive to the character of my drink, so I'm not going to try to be more creative than honest. :)

First I should note that I'm drinking from a wine glass, not a decanter or snifter. Second, I added Smart Water, which is vapor distilled, but also has some minerals added. I added only about 3/4 tsp to about 2 oz whisky.

I found my best placement for nosing to be about 3 - 4 inches from the rim. I detected a distinct scent of honey, and little or no burn.

To taste, it is very mellow. It fills the mouth in a with a gentle syrupy texture. There is honey flavor. The full flavor doesn't appear until after it's all the way down, at which point it is dry and leaves a tobacco flavor.

Most qualities and ratings are relative, so I may feel differently about my rating after I've tried a few more specimens.

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PeatAndMeat commented

I found this review very interesting; both precise and honest (I sometimes use a wine glass too BTW).

14 years ago 0

jwise commented

Nothing is wrong with a wine glass, especially those with a big bowl that narrows at the rim.

I know what you mean when you say the whisky had little to offer the tongue, but the finish was where the flavors came out. I have tasted many whiskies with similar attributes. This is why the finish is just as important as the palate!

14 years ago 0

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