Aberlour 12-Year-Old is a single malt Scotch whisky from the core range of single malt whiskies distilled at the iconic Moray county distillery. It is the youngest expression from the Aberlour, one of the world’s most appreciated and underrated single malt whisky brands.
Situated in the Speyside region of Scotland, the Aberlour Distillery was built near the confluence of two rivers, Lou and Spey; and is owned by the Chivas Brothers. Another well-known distillery in the county of Moray is the Strathisla, also owned by the Chivas Brothers.
The Aberlour Distillery was built in 1879 making it one of the fairly younger distilleries in Scotland. It was built by James Fleming, who had previous experience working at a distillery through his employment at the Dailuiane Distillery situated in Strathspey.
Fleming ran the distillery until his death in 1895 whereupon the distillery was purchased by Robert Thorne & Sons who later sold the distillery in 1921 after running the business for over two decades.
The Aberlour Distillery changed hands twice before eventually being acquired by French conglomerate Pernod Ricard, who bought the distillery from S. Campbell & Sons in 1975.
Single malts from Aberlour are revered across the country and the world among true whisky enthusiasts not only for their splendid single malt bottlings but for their role as source whiskies in many delightful blended Scotch whiskies.
All Aberlour Whisky are ‘double cask matured’ except the A’bunadh, a no-age-statement single malt whisky released only in limited batches by the company.
The Aberlour 12-Year-Old is matured in traditional Oak barrels and ex-Sherry barrels lending a deeply elegant and complex character to the single malt. The maturation period of 12-years results in a smooth, yet intense whisky that is packed with flavor and a terrific texture.
Aberlour 12-Year-Old single malt carries an alcohol strength of 40% ABV, the standard permissible limit for Scotch whiskies.
Gold at The Scotch Whisky Masters in the Speyside Single Malts up to 12-Years-Old category in 2018.
Gold at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in Scotch Single Malt: Speyside category in 2017.
Gold at The Scotch Whisky Masters in the Speyside Single Malts up to 12-Years-Old category in 2015.
Gold at the International Spirits Challenge in the Distillers’ Single Malts 12 Years and Under category in 2014.
Silver at The Scotch Whisky Masters in the Speyside Single Malts up to 12 Years category in 2014.
Silver at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in the Scotch Single Malt: Speyside category in 2013.
Silver at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in the Scotch Single Malt: Speyside category in 2014.
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Soft, and aromatic with hints of rich red apples.
Balanced, and fruity with flavors of sherry and chocolate.
Warm and lingering; sweet and spicy.