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Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

Blend is Better

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

18th Nov 2013


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Aberfeldy was founded by John Dewar, the man behind the blend of the same name. So it is not surprising that this is a finger print malt in that very accessible blend. But it is also available as a single malt. This 12 Year Old was bottled around 2004, in a tall bottle that comes in a green tube. Nowadays, Aberfeldy is bottled in dumpy bottles.

The nose is light, grainy and sweet. Some dried grasses and buttercups and a bit of white fruit. Sweet apples. Hints of dried pineapple. Pretty herbal, but too light to be really surprising.

It is equally light on the palate. Almost watery, which is a bit of a shame. A bit of spices, mostly ginger. Aside from some honey and the pineapple from the nose, I also get something slightly bitter as if from cold tea. Not much else.

The finish is medium long with a peppery twist.

Personally, I think the Dewars 12 Year Old blend is better than this single malt.

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