This whisky is at the extreme north end of the colour spectrum, a colour I’d describe as "Football" (gridiron) and that others may say is "Brown Sherry." It is definitely not golden in colour. Strange that, because rumour is that gold can be panned (and salmon can be fished) in the Pitilie Burn, a spring and the water source for the Aberfeldy distillery. This remains a rumour to me.
I can, however, confirm that the Aberfeldy 12-year-old whisky is well worth searching for. The deep colour accentuates the viscimetric whorls from the drops of water added to open this whisky. The nose is leaning toward... It appears my notes leave a little to be desired. I’m sure it smelled like whisky should: whiskyish.
The true test is the taste, and this Aberfeldy 12-year-old whisky tasted like… I need to have another to be sure. It’s very, very good. It’s all gone? Well, let me know when you have some more, because I have a review to complete. About $55.