Aberlour 16 Year Old
70cl / 43%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
A recent release from long-time TWE favourite Aberlour, this 16 year-old has been double-matured in traditional oak and sherry casks. Deep and complex, with lip-smacking spices - not as sherry-sweet as the 18yo.
World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Speyside 13 to 20 years
IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
Aberlour 16 Year Old Reviews
Colour: A warm, golden amber.
Nose: Creamy with sweet raisin aromas and a spicy nuttiness.
Palate: A smooth blend of floral and spicy flavours, paired with a sweet plum fruitiness and gentle oakiness.
Finish: Gloriously long, with a warm, honeyed spiciness.
10 Customer Reviews
I purchased a bottle of this recently from TWE and have to say it is a pleasant dram but really quite one dimensional. Smooth and with a honey sweetness, not a lot more I can say really. My bottle was 40%ABV not the 43%ABV stated in the listing. Maybe this is partly responsible for the lack of depth in this whisky. Average.
The Aberlour 16yr is a genuine bargain and one that I can highly recommend. It's nothing like the 10yr, so much richer and deeper. There is no shortage of that Speyside sherried sweetness but it doesn't dominate and the taste is complex, balanced, fruity and long. Many say the Aberlour 10yr is a beginners whisky, I say the 16yr is a lesson everyone should learn.
For me this is an excellent Speysider, I won't go into detailed tasting notes as I don't want to influence the palate of the next person who tries it too much, however, I just had to mention the rum and raisin fudge and Christmas cake notes that seem to carry right through from nose to finish, fantastic! The rest I will leave up to you to decide.
Previous Islay loyal, this changes the game. Try with a Padron 45 or 46. You in heaven
The richness in flavors blew me away, savor it at the back of your tongue and you'll think you're in heaven. Haven't found a better whisky so far.
Superb malt, full of aromas, with depth and subtelty! My choice for the end of the world:)
superb stuff, really nice and spicy. I never understand why malt ''snobs'' give aberlour a miss!
One of the smoothest deliveries in single malts. A very silky, honeyed and fruity mouth feel. The finish is long and smooth unlike 10 year old. Still, this one loses some of the amazing bourbon-sherry duality of Aberlour 10 year old.
This is my all time favorite single malt. I couldnt taste it at the time as i was at work but passing through back to falkirk. Im glad i bought it and waited till i got home. WOW i wasnt disapointed. What a whisky. I'll be back for more very soon.
A much more rounded version of the 12 year double cask matured. The extra four years bring out a more honey and floral taste. The sherry overtone that was dominant in the 12 year old is now a background player at best, leaving a soothing feel on the palate that finishes with a spiced fruitiness kissed with honey