Aberlour 16 Year Old

Aberlour 16 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


8.3/10
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$78.99
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The sweet and spicy.

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. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    Traditional oak and Sherry casks

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spicy
oak
sweet
caramel
sherry
vanilla
dried fruit
apple
cinnamon
What does Aberlour 16 Year Old taste like?

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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Apples and pears with warming nutmeg.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oranges and cloves, dried fruits and apples, with a little hint of thick caramel and cinnamon, oak wood and vanilla.
 
Finish
Warming and long.
Ratings & Reviews
Jo
Jo,
Bet Scotch ever! Incredibly smooth.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very smooth. Nice balance.
 
Craig
Craig,
Close to perfection.
 
Mark
Mark,
Strong apple, cinnamon, and oak. Sweeter than many scotch whiskies I’ve previously had. Very smooth.
 
James
James,
Big time Apple and cinnamon and oak on the nose. Nice balance of sweetness and spice on the palate too. Really light mouthfeel. More of a short-medium finish which bumps it down a star for me
 
Chris
Chris,
Loved it! Regardless of how long it took to finish the bottle from the first drop to the last was delicious. Flavour notes were spot on would definitely buy again.
 
Steve
Steve,
Second time around, just because my initial experience did not reflect the ratings I was seeing. It must have been something with that bottle. This one was NOTICEABLY better.
 
Brad
Brad,
This is very smooth. Not a lot of bite on the end. Was a great pour over ice.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Great flavor with a smooth finish
 
Greg
Greg,
I was caught off guard by this one. It’s freaking awesome!
 
Orlando
Orlando,
Sherry upfront with some fruity vanilla noted wish it was higher proof
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very smooth. Lacks a balance between the sweet flavors and the spice/oak notes. It’s too much on the “syrup” side
 
Steve
Steve,
I expected, as a 16 yo batch thsi woudl eb smoother; still a nice batch.
 
David
David,
Just get some. Best price at Heathrow Duty Free Shop, if they have it.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
My first Aberlour - got plum, thick berry jam, and small doses of black cherry, butterscotch, and dark chocolate on the nose. Very nice. Taste got a little sherry, sugary pie crust, warming spices, and a faint hint of butter at the end. Great mouthfeel. Very nice dram, but just a touch too sweet for my taste currently. Only thing that held it to just a 7. Would love to hear suggestions for something similar to this but with a bit more smoke/oak to balance out that syrupy sweetness a bit more.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nice sherry flavor
 
Scott
Scott,
Smooth, and benefits from a half-hour in the glass before drinking. Good dark flavor.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
very good scotch, very harmonic. but much too sweet for me.
 
Sharif
Sharif,
Not impressed especially for that price tag. Naked Grouse tastes nearly identical and you can pick it up for $30. At 40% ABV it tastes very thin. I'm quite disappointed with this one.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Very nice. Not as good as A'bunadah, but good. It has real earthly flavors going on. Leather, tobacco, etc. I think it would probably open up with a good cigar.
 
Derrell
Derrell,
aberlour has become my favorite scotch brand. the 16 year old doesn't disappoint.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Ok. While the sherry and oak flavors are present, a higher ABV would really help with the mouthfeel. I would avoid this expression and go with either the 12 (for price) or 18 year (for taste).
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
One of my faves. I love the simplicity of the flavors, nice light smoke with a touch of spice. Not too sweet not too tart.
 
James
James,
Nose: Caramel, sherry, cognac, toffee, fresh fruit, raisins, fresh plum, cinnamon, mulled wine, pineapple, banana, tropical fruits, lychee, eastern spices Taste: citrus, honey, anise, mouth watering. Base note: burnt sugar, vanilla, cooked apples, Cinamon. This one clearly should sit in the glass
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Mild oak and apple with small spice at the back of the throat.
 
Richard
Richard,
Great dram. Mellow, smooth, but falvorful. A great daily drinker. One of my current favorites.
 
Eric
Eric,
I'm not a huge Aberlour fan overall, as they are a little too gentle for me. The 16 offers some nice complexity if you're willing to work a bit to find it.
 
Gabe
Gabe,
Simply delicious
 
Ron
Ron,
What it lacks in nose it more than makes up for in taste. Just the right amount of smoke too!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Spice and peat. While I don't like peat, it doesn't overpower your taste buds.
 
Antti
Antti,
Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured (40%) is a very good, complex, Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has an floral & aromatic birth; while a rich & spicy life leads to a warming death of medium length.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Very good smooth and flavorful. I buy this one often and have found very little that compares at the same price range.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Really like this one. Great depth of flavor, nothing overpowering. Some caramel, some spice, just a little pepper.
 
Ron
Ron,
Sweet but with hint of spice. Can not go wrong with Aberlour. I get more caramel then Flaviar says.
 
Mike
Mike,
Very smooth and ever so drinkable
 
guest
guest,
16yr Aberlour is my go to favorite every time.
 
guest
guest,
My go to dram
 
Roland
Roland,
This has become one of my favorites. Best on its own. I prefer it neat because water or soda only dilute and/or change the flavor profile.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
The spice at the first is a bit abrasive
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Solid and consistent. Spicy yet smooth. Easy choice for the evening glass.
 
Todd
Todd,
Sweet and spicy. One of my favorites.
 
Luke
Luke,
Great on it's own. Better with lemon ginger tea with a drop of honey. Earthy and delicious, one is able to sip it on ice for as long as they'd like. Definatly a favorite.
 
Roland
Roland,
So smooth I could drink too much if it. ;). Great flavors that ease my soul on a Friday evening sitting on the deck.
 
Seth
Seth,
My favorite
 
Heather
Heather,
Easy to sip...
 
scott
scott,
Very nice, I have bought several bottles.......try it!!
 
Levi
Levi,
Solid Sherry aged single malt, silighlty sweet. Not overally impessive, but it isn't something I would ever say no to.
 
Will
Will,
Spicy and sweet, strong Carmel...excellent!!
 
Christina
Christina,
Smooth crossover to scotch for a regular bourbon drinker. Bit of smoke, not overwhelming, sweet. Very nice.
 
Petter
Petter,
Too chemical for my taste.
 
Sandra
Sandra,
A sweet treat! This was exactly what I wished for when looking for a very sherry whisky.
 
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