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Aberlour 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask Matured
Stated Age
16 years old
Oak and Sherry Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
LKPJ 2753
Added on
14 Nov 2013 2:15 pm

Average value

€ 58,30

9 × in wishlist

189 × member ratings

425 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 16-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.56 points

  1. Jeanguy scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Nose: rather clean. Fruity, honey, malty. Oak influence and charming.

    Mouth: plenty of dried fruits, malty, spicy and peppery. Quite complex and evolving towards oakiness and biscuits in the same time.
    Finish: medium length, drying with toffee, chocolate and sherry influenced tannins.
    Not a world champion but a solid daily dram for sherried whisky enthousiasts.
    Lacks thickness in the body but quite affordable
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Colour: dark amber.
    Nose: sweet, apples, dried fruits, oak, spices, furniture varnish, vanilla, nuts, red currant and raisin.
    Mouth: sweet with apple sourness, dried fruits, pepper, oak, black tea, nuts and herbal.
    Finish: long with spices, vanilla, pepper, furniture varnish, apples, light dryness and dried fruits notes.
    Aberlour 16YO is a good balanced, smooth and tasty whisky. It’s a good choice for daily drinking.

  3. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. mosesumike scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The color is nice, but colored. The whisky can do a lot but too little of everything.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Typical bourbon note with citrus and orange, in the background a little vanilla and caramel. Nutty with light fruits and honey still get through.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very balanced, he combines sherry with coffee notes and remains fruity sweet. Nussíg, with some caramel, it remains soft and very pleasant
    • Finish
      81 81
      Everything is over pretty fast. It remains malty and dry in the mouth, but only for a short time

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Very easy and your everyday sherry dram. Still too light and not enough depth
    • Nose
      Sweet and light nose. A good portion of vanilla, nuts and chocolate. Caramel and little wood
    • Taste
      Honey, marzipan for the sweet and soft entry, almonds, cacao gives it some body but in the end too thin for me
    • Finish
      A few spices with apple

  6. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2012/10/01/aberlour-16-yo-2012-ob-43/
    • Nose
      N: subito bello aperto: un sacco di frutta accogliente, segnalando l’apporto massiccio dello sherry (fichi secchi, datteri, uvetta, ma anche frutta cotta). Marmellata di ciliegia, nocciola. Il legno porta poi note tabaccose (tabacco da pipa); fanno capolino suggestioni agrumate (cedro candito) e soprattutto irrompe un ulteriore lato fruttato, ricco e zuccherino (banana matura, grandissima intensità). Vaniglia. Un naso molto ricco, ma per nulla greve, anzi; davvero godibile.
    • Taste
      P: la prima impressione è che la freschezza del naso rischi di trasformarsi in troppa leggerezza al palato, ma siamo proprio sul crinale. Ancora tanta frutta (più secca che fresca; poi ciliegia, nocciola); cioccolato al latte, vaniglia. Al di là dei singoli sapori, non eccede in dolcezza né è per questo ‘amaro’: piuttosto, si sente molto il sapore di malto (cereali, biscotti). Molta uvetta; pian piano sale un bel sapore di legno, a completare un profilo molto beverino.
    • Finish
      F: a sorpresa, avvolgente e burroso; si sente, forte e chiaro, un bel po’ di legno, accanto a nocciola, crema uvetta (zuppa inglese?).

  7. mosesumike scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant fruity-spicy-elegant "dessert whisky" in its prime.
    • Nose
      The nose of the Aberlour is very inviting with its fresh baked flavors, the light fruitiness (especially light grapes) and some sherry; In the background also some oak spice appears.
    • Taste
      Very clearly comes the Aberlour in the mouth, a beautiful spicy fruitiness (again with the light grapes) determines the scene. Also on the palate are some darker fruits and oak.
    • Finish
      The oak determines with a few herbs and some sherry the medium-long finish.

  9. Malinois scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Before trying no high expectations: it turned out very good. Not that it is world classe, but no sharp ends or alcoholic situations. A solide sherryd dram!

  10. GutsPuck scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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