Aberfeldy 12 year old
Experience the warm and welcoming flavors of Aberfeldy 12 Year Old, a premium Scotch whisky that's been crafted with care and aged to perfection for a truly exceptional drinking experience.
Aberfeldy is renowned for its signature honeyed sweetness, and the 12 Year Old expression is no exception. The nose is filled with inviting aromas of heather honey, malted barley, and hints of tropical fruits, creating a welcoming and comforting scent that draws you in. The palate is equally delightful, with flavors of caramel, toffee, and vanilla that are beautifully balanced by subtle notes of oak and spices, resulting in a smooth and satisfying taste that's both approachable and sophisticated.
The 12 years of aging in oak casks add depth and complexity to the whisky, allowing the flavors to mellow and develop over time. The result is a well-rounded and harmonious whisky that's perfect for sipping neat, on the rocks, or as a key ingredient in your favorite whisky cocktails.
Aberfeldy distillery was opened in 1898 by the John Dewar and Sons company. It remained operational until 1917 when barley shortages forced it to close down. It reopened in 1919 and produced whisky intended for blends until the Second World War broke out.
During the war the distillery remained shut. After the war concluded and barley shortages were over, the demand for Aberfeldy whisky caused stock shortages. The whisky was laid for just 3 years as opposed to the usual 7 years.
Not much happened at the distillery for a couple of decades until 1972 when it was enlarged and four steam-heated stills were installed. Production continued and in 1999 a 12 year old single malt was released. A year later, a visitor centre was opened to the public.
To this day, Aberfeldy single malt whisky is the main component of the Dewar's blended Scotch.