Aberlour 16 Year Old
Double Cask

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Aberlour 16 Year Old / Double Cask
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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.
Distillery Bottling
16 Year Old

Aberlour 16 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

19 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    12 August

    Smooth and creamy, with subtle fruit taste. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    13 February

    Sweet and good

  • 5
    21 December 2018

    One of my favourites. Not a huge difference from the 12 but just that little bit smoother and rounder. I like most of the Aberlours as they do not kick back but leave a warm and soft honeyed after taste.

  • 4
    1 November 2018

    Still available nowadays in France, I'd bought 2 bottles of this 43% version (bottling date : June 11, 2018). It's a real bargain. It's not that complex but with a drop or two of Vittel the aromas emphasise.

  • 5
    28 May 2018

    I found a store who still had these for $80, and bought all 4. Glad I did, can’t find them for under $150 now. And let me tell you, they are wonderful. So smooth. Floral notes with vanilla and Carmel. I’ve been tasting a lot of fine scotches lately, and this is for sure one of my favorites. I give it a 93/100

  • 5
    16 March 2018

    I am a novice when it comes to Scotch but I am beginning to get an appreciation for the various tastes of the many different Scotches and the Abelour 16 is quite good. I highly recommend it

  • 5
    6 June 2017

    Phenomenal whisky for the price. The only TRULY double oak matured whisky worth the investment.

  • 4
    23 July 2016

    Smoother than the 18

  • 4
    26 November 2015

    Glorious smooth raisinny taste with a long sweet subtle finish.

  • Graham L 27 January 2014

    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 Colonel 7 April 2013

    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.

  • Outlaw 6 February 2013

    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.

  • K. Brown, Dec. 2012 23 December 2012

    Previous Islay loyal, this changes the game. Try with a Padron 45 or 46. You in heaven

  • Ray 11 December 2012

    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.

  • oscarez 31 July 2012

    Superb malt, full of aromas, with depth and subtelty! My choice for the end of the world:)

  • mark brailsford 3 December 2011

    superb stuff, really nice and spicy. I never understand why malt ''snobs'' give aberlour a miss!

  • Mikko 18 March 2011

    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.

  • D.Scott. 19 August 2009

    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.

  • Whisky Mike 3 March 2009

    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