Tasting Date: 2021-03-25
Region: Scotch Whisky – Highland
Type: Single malt
Age Statement: 12 years
ABV: 40% ABV
Cask Type: American White Oak, Ex-Bourbon Casks
Distiller: Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
Location: Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery is nestled within a lush valley in the foothills of the Central Highlands of Scotland. Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery Aberfeldy Perthshire PH15 2EB Scotland
Bottler: Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
Purchase Location: Gift
Purchase Date: ~2015
Tasting Notes From The Aberfeldy Website:
NOSE: Scented with spices and honeyed plump fruits.
PALATE: Syrupy, with lots of vanilla and fudge, with a whisper of smoke on the finish.
Colour: Honeyed copper
TransparentSmoke: Dewar’s blended whisky is the most popular whisky in the world by volume. It is drank the world around as a simply good whisky. The Dewar’s family made the distillery at Aberfeldy, just so they could make more whisky for their blend at a cheaper price. The Internet can’t lock down how much of Aberfeldy whisky never gets sold as coming from Aberfeldy, but some estimate 99% of the volume of the distillery goes into the Dewar’s blends.
The Aberfeldy 12 year bottle says limited bottling batch No. 2905. But here is the amusing thing, I can’t find a bottle since 1999 that doesn’t say that. They all seem to be from the same batch and this seems to be the worlds longed limited bottling.
The whisky is nice and simple. My bottle has been open for a long while, but I can find the plump fruits and the whisper of smoke. This is a nice beginners show piece for what I hope the older age statement bottlings can do.
Our Score: 68/100
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