The waters in these parts of Speyside are known not only for their purity but also for their healing powers according to druid priests that lived there in times of the Celts. Later, they used the same water to baptise them into Christianity. So it is no wonder they used nature's best and produced a fantastic product. What is better to make from water than Scotch Whisky!?
True to this legacy and heritage, young James Fleming, a farmer's son who supplied grain to local distilleries had a dream to build a perfect distillery in the 19th century. A daring modernist as he was, he did not let anything differ from his expectations. And his dream of the perfect dram lives to this day, in the Aberlour distillery.
Matured in two different casks, this is a complex and rich dram. It is fruity and spicy with a little hint of sweetness from the thick, oak wood. The barrels play a massive part in the finished product and can be tasted in a sweet oakyness with a good amount of spice on top.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Aberlour 16 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.
Good really GOOD, I'll buy it again, but more of it!!
Not as smooth as I expected. But recently average
Smoooth. It’s my go to beverage after a hectic week herding cats (I’m a teacher).
Complex, not Smokey,
Super disappointingly short finish
Great drinking, lightly sweet, very addictive! My friend and I enjoyed it so much we almost polished off the bottle in 1 sitting.
Easy to drink, light, and on the sweet side. Mild spicy flavor to start. Finish is mild. Nothing bad about this one.
I prefer the flavor of their 12 year.
Great easy drinking, a little on the sweet side
I find this a bit bland. Trying very hard to find any flavours, but it works perfectly as a hot summers day whisky. I won’t buy this again but could recommend for beginners.
Scotch was quite smooth, very slightly sweet, no smoke, very easy to drink.
Very smooth and warming. Still exploring other brands, but I can see myself coming back ro this one. Normally I share my best bottles, but I am thinking of keeping this one to myself.
Fantastic scotch. A great middle ground on the spectrum of peaty and airy flavor. As smooth as water. One of the best I've had to date.
Someone noted smoke but there is none.. perfect mix of spice and sweet!! Amazing!!!
Not my absolute favorite of the Highland region. Subtle smoke and still smooth. Prefer Oban over this one but still good.
Fantastic! Super smooth, with aromas of caramel and sherry. Palate is complex with stewed dark fruits, oak, vanilla, and slight baking spice. One of my favorite single malts.
Lovely notes of Sherry, one of the smoothest sipping Scotch that I have ever happened.
The notes of fruit combine with a highland smoothness to make this a most enjoyable dram.
very good , in fact I love it ..no after bitter taste..I like bitter but not to much ..this was just right..I could taste the sweet but yet spicy smooth taste..excellent
Sold for the price
This is a very smooth Scotch, I found hints of vanilla and spice. Lovely as an afternoon neat drink.
One of my all time favorites. A bourbon lovers scotch. Sweet and spicy with some nice smoke at the end, and so smooth. Great intro to fine whisky for whiskey drinkers.
A mellow, drinkable scotch. I really like Japanese whiskeys - which for me sit between bourbon and scotch - and this sat right on the border. More flavor and edge than a Japanese whiskey, but not over the top. Seems reasonably priced as well. I will buy it again.
It goes down smooth, but the smoky aftertaste was not for me. Luckily, I have a good friend who likes it and drinks more of it than me.
Very enjoyable. One of my preferred Scotch’s. Apple, vanilla, and spice on the nose and palate, with a nice hint of caramel as it sits on the tongue. Smooth and delicious. Will buy again.
Loved it. The best Scotch I've tried so far. Smooth and delicious. Will buy again.
This is a decent whiskey but, to me, lacks an interesting flavor profile.
Smooth and warming. Apple and spice on the nose and palate, with a nice hint of caramel as it sits on the tongue.
Very smooth from start to finish. Straight up is the only way to savour this dram. I personally enjoyed pairing it with some mildly spiced assortments.
I’m getting more of the spicy and oak notes up front than dried fruit. At first taste this whisky is good, but not great.
Love. Sweet, caramel and brown Sugar. Strong..
Pretty good scotch with all the flavors need it to rate it that way, little smokiness and smooth.
Really enjoyed the flavor without being overpowered by peaty or smoke. Very smooth and will add to my scotch list.
Very rich with deep flavors!
Smooth non peaty scotch to enjoy anytime.
This is a decent bottle of Scotch that is not smokey or peaty and has a good amount of different flavor and spices happening. I am only dinging it for the price point. Also, Total Wines has the 18 version for about $115 and this one for $68. Shop around.
One of the best in that price range and beats some of the higher costs brands.
Smooth with a little bite at the end!
I just got my bottle last week it is very good scotch. The only thing is I gave$ 86.00 last week for it now it's $110.00 the next week ???
Perfect for all occasions, sweet, smooth and clean from start to finish. Even a layman will appreciate. The price point makes it even better, for a more refined palett don’t forget the Abundh at cask strength!
Drank this then night before my wedding, savored the bottle with my closest friends and will never forget it. It has become a scotch I crave.
The Aberlour line in general is a favorite of mine.
Very good. Caramel taste stands out.
personally I really like this drink. I am new to scotch and this has enough smoke and peat for me to know that this is not an american whiskey, but it is not overpowering. I know I can enjoy sipping this time and time again.
You can really taste the sherry, at times it almost has a creamy taste and texture. Very good and diffrent in a good way.
Great dram for sipping and super smooth! Would have given it 9 stars except Aberlour reduced the ABV