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16 Years Old Single First-fill Sherry Cask

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Cask #4738
282 Bottles
70cl | 53.5%

Sitting in the heart of Speyside, Aberlour is well known for its incredible sherry-cask-matured releases, including the hugely successful A'Bunadh. When offered the chance to select a cask of whisky to be bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange by the distillery, the choice was obvious.

Cask #4738 is a first-fill sherry cask, filled with Aberlour's weighty spirit and left to mature slowly for 16 years. The result is a hugely flavoursome whisky, packed with rich fruity flavour and dark sherry character.

Aberlour 16 Years Old Single First-fill Sherry Cask with presentation box

Tasting Notes

Nose: Intensely fruity with notes of home-made raspberry jam, candied orange peel, treacle and ginger.

Taste: Ripe peach flavours, treacle echoing the nose, liquorice, aniseed with a velvety smooth texture.

Finish: Long and sweet with a tantalisingly spicy finish.

Nose: Rich and sticky, with toffee, caramel, milk chocolate raisins, stewed plums and flamed orange zest.

Palate: Sweet berry fruit, marzipan-covered fruit cake, tobacco and spice – nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.

Finish: Long, rich and sweet, with stewed fruit and dunnage warehouse notes.

Aberlour 16 Years Old Single First-fill Sherry Cask with glass




    Established in 1879 by James Fleming, the distillery sits in the village of Charlestown of Aberlour in the heart of Speyside. Long known as a first-class blending malt, over the past two decades it has also become a much-loved single malt whisky in its own right. Producing a weighty spirit, the distillery uses both bourbon and sherry casks for maturation, creating a wide range of classic Speyside whiskies.

    Its largest market is France, where it is the top-selling single malt, but with cask-strength sherry monster A'Bunadh leading the way, Aberlour is slowly but surely conquering the world.

    The Aberlour Range

    Despite being best-known for its sherry-cask matured releases, the distillery's core range is a balanced mix of whisky from different casks, marrying weighty spirit with the richness of European oak and the elegant character of American.


    The Aberlour range

    Aberlour 16 Years Old Reviews