Aberlour 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask Matured
Stated Age
16 years old
Oak & Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New one-piece label (2010)
Added on
15 Aug 2010 9:14 am

Average value

€ 79.10

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299 × member ratings

812 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 16-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.26 points

  1. pdby scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The logical and pleasant development of the dvenashki. More comprehensive on all fronts, good work with the barrel, good balance and high power.
    • Nose
      Sherry-dried fruit. Raisins, dried apricots, milk chocolate, cocoa, peach jam, oranges, citrus candy, a few flowers.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, with a slight tart bitterness. Dessert wine, a handful of dried fruits, a pleasant spicy piece of wood, a little black pepper, peaches.
    • Finish
      Medium length, warming, astringent. A piece of wood, black pepper, sherry, some flowers.

  2. branneman scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Dates, nutmeg, clearly a sherry
    • Taste
      Nutty, raisin, subtly peppery
    • Finish
      More raisin and sherry

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An intense nose with rather generous sherry and cooked apples, then there is leather, vanilla. Nice balance between robustness and softness. In the mouth, the promise is not kept in terms of complexity. There are many spices, vanilla but there is also a slight imbalance. Long final.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  4. volker40sw scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 03-04-2020
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    The nose is a nice mix of fruit and sweetness. All in all, very soft and round. There could be more wums in the mouth and on the finish. He is a bit cautious in giving off his aromas. The 12y Non chill-filtered was much more present here and I personally liked it better.
    • Nose
      After the 12y non chill-filtered my second Aberlour. The color in the glass is very similar to that of the 12. Nice and oily. I have the 40% version here. Accordingly, you don't notice any alcohol. Fruity-sweet smells rise straight from the glass into the nose. For me, the fruit or the fruits cannot be exactly defined. Orange at the beginning, maybe also a ripe red apple. Rum raisins behind it. After the first sip I notice caramel.
    • Taste
      Very soft body. Round in the mouth. No burning from alcohol. Fruit right at the beginning. In the middle a creamy mouthfeel, like light milk chocolate, which is crushed against the palate. After the first sip, the fruitiness changes to a spiciness at the beginning.
      I am a little lacking in the intensity of the flavors in my mouth. Can of course be due to the "only" 40%. It would be interesting if the 43er version brings more pressure on the palate.
    • Finish
      A soft, beautiful finish. The first sip I don't notice anything on the barrel. Maybe at the very end a trace of the oak, just a hint. The mouth dries towards the end and ends with a subtle sherry nuance. Overall, the duration of the departure is rather medium.

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The smell of barley, straw.
    Tasty musty, furry.
    Not mine.

  7. AdamsB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    In 2012, she won a gold medal at IW&SC
    • Nose
      Oranges, raisins, lemon, dried plum, cinnamon, oak, drop of sherry
    • Taste
      Oak, almonds, spices, apple, drop of sherry
    • Finish
      Honey, oak, cloves

  8. Sandman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nutmeg, marmalade, winegums, licorice, raisins, dates, wax, honey and hints of heather.
    • Taste
      Orange, gingerbread, winegums, marmalade, raisins, dates, plums, cherries, honey and wax.
    • Finish
      Medium, nutmeg, orange marmalade, raisins, plums, cherries and honey.

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    beautiful malt, not killed by sherry, balanced
    like it a lot
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweetness, slightly oak, slightly nutty-musty, slightly floral (so flower meadow)
      later Walt (soil), slightly earthy, vanilla increases
    • Taste
      full and strong
      Oak, spicy, raisins and red fruits, the alcohol is noticeable
      later light lemon, pastry (so Butterspekulatius), a whole basket of fruit
    • Finish
      medium to long
      slightly sherry only, oak, bitter, slightly licorice in the bitter

  10. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84


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