Aberlour 16 Year Old
Double Cask

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Aberlour 16 Year Old / Double Cask
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A fruity and spicy release from Aberlour, this 16 year old has been matured in a combination of sherry butts and first-fill bourbon casks. Jim Murray scored it 94.5/100 in his 2015 Whisky Bible, describing it as 'a malt of unbridled magnificence'.

Distillery Bottling
16 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Toffee Toffee

Aberlour 16 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Fresh, with notes of toffee chews and milk chocolate, plus spicy oak.

    Palate: Well balanced, with tasty malty notes, rich toffee and a hint of sweet spice. Very drinkable.

    Finish: Rich and spicy.

  • Producer's Notes

    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.

12 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    11 January

    Absolutely love this whisky and it has been my staple drink for a while now. Nothing more enjoyable than sitting back and relaxing with this intoxicating dram.

  • 5
    8 January

    Everyone has different tastes, but for me this is one of the best whiskies I've ever had, bought for me as Christmas present by a legend. Smooth as silk, wonderful mid and after taste, burn on the way down is warm and not offensive. This is a wonderful wee dram – highly recommend.

  • 4
    25 December 2018

    A very interesting 16 year old whisky.. Very warm and creamy. Nice and satisfying finish

  • 5
    10 April 2018

    I bought this for my husband for our anniversary, he likes Glenfiddich and after talking with the whisky exchange, who recommended this (never heard of it), he said quote 'one of the best he has ever had' :D so thank you!!!

  • 5
    12 January 2018

    Seen this Whisky but never tired it before and I am impressed very fine tipple

  • 5
    18 November 2017

    Great taste really enjoyed it

  • 2
    11 December 2015

    I used to buy this a lot, however since they dropped it from 43% to 40% it simply is not a patch on what it used to be, gutted, as used to adore this dram.

  • 5
    15 October 2015

    An amazingly rich scotch for the price. The 16yr is the perfect blend of sweet without becoming a dessert.

  • 5
    2 June 2015

    I have to reply to Grant - there is no ''classic smokey taste of whisky''. Speysides don''t carry smoke. Islay whiskys carry smoke. That''s what sets them apart. Aberlour is a classic Speyside so why expect smoke ? This is a fine, well rounded dram with the ubiquitous sweetness you would expect from this region.

  • 5
    1 September 2014

    on my list of favourites, I found it easy to drink, no water added and no after burn, strong but mellow, no hint of peat

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    Great taste

  • Grant 17 June 2014

    I was a little underwhelmed by this. It isn't like a whisky you see, the sherry cask takes over the flavour too much, and you end up with a cognac. It is nice and sweet, but for me, it lacks the classic smokey taste of whisky. If you don't add a drop of water, it will anesthetise your pallet too.