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Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured

A recommended secondary step.

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@GotOak91Review by @GotOak91

8th Jul 2013


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I acquired a generous helping of this younger bottling of the Aberlour distillery at one of the better nearby bars in my area. (The Wooden Nickel). I was curious to see how the younger double cask stacked up to the 16 yr double cask. Anyways let us get to the good parts...

Nose: A nice mixture of fall baking spices (cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg), floral honey, red raisins and plums, and bits of vanilla. A little nice complexity (not as much as the 16 yr but still delicious).

Body: Medium-rich body. Coats the tongue relatively nicely. Little warmth.

Taste: Sherry influence in the way of red berries and plums, caramel, vanilla, and more spices. Bits of floral and nutty notes intermingle. The double cask method certainly brings complexity.

Finish: Medium length and warming. Notes of baking spices, pepper, and toffee/caramel.

Overall: A nice whisky that has a good complexity. Not as complex as the 16 yr but quite a delicious drop. A good recommended secondary step for the beginner whisk(e)y drinking enthusiast.

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