The Aberlour 12 YO Scotch Whisky has been produced at the Aberlour Distillery since 1879 and it is a whisky that has been matured in a traditional oak cask and a sherry cask. The Aberlour whisky is added separately to an oak cask and a sherry cask and then the casks are allowed to mature or age for at least 12 years. The whiskies in the oak and sherry casks are then blended together so they can balance each other out. The blending or marriage comes together seamlessly and creates the Aberlour Double cask single malt scotch whisky.
When a little water is added, it opens the toffee and spicy character of the whisky. You might detect some caramel or black or blueberries as the flavors diminish. As I think of the flavor of the whisky, I am also wondering what type of cigar to pair it with. I will have to do some research and see what I discover; however, if some of the whiskey and cigar aficionados want to make any suggestions then please let me know your cigar choice.
Due to the complexity of the whiskey and the sweet-spicy notes, I will use the tasting notes provided by Aberlour Distillery website.
Color: Golden amber with hints of ruby.
Nose: Soft and rounded, with fruity notes of red apple..
Taste/Palate: A fine sherried character, balanced with rich chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and ginger spiciness.
Finish: Warming and lingering – sweet and slightly spicy.
What did you think of the Aberlour 12 YO Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky?