A fruity, clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice, Aberfeldy 12 Year Old is an excellent introduction to this Highland distillery. Aberfeldy's main claim to fame is as the heart of the excellent Dewar's blend, but whiskies like this are putting it firmly in the spotlight.
Tasting notes from Stuart at The Whisky Exchange:
Nose is fresh and fruity – freshly cut melon, green apple and pear – along with hot toast and honey with a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg.
Lovely smooth texture, with rich honeyed fruit freshened up with crisp apple notes. Gentle, sweet spice adds to the complexity. Very drinkable. The rich mouthfeel lingers, with the honeyed fruit lasting longest. Good balance. A lovely dram that will please lovers of fresh, fruity whiskies. Not a touch of smoke.