Aberlour 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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 2:51 pm

Average value

€ 78.83

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 16-year-old

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.80 points

  1. 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.

  2. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The color is beautiful, but stained. The whisky can do a lot but not enough of everything.
    • Nose
      Typical bourbon note with citrus and oranges, in the background some vanilla and caramel. Nutty with light fruits and honey still get through.
    • Taste
      It combines sherry with coffee notes in a very balanced way and remains fruity sweet. Nussig, with a little caramel, remains soft and very pleasant
    • Finish
      Everything is over very quickly. It stays malty and dry in the mouth, but only for a short time

  3. 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.

  4. MLE scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  5. hafssol scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Double wood and long maturation give this malt a quite long finish, with lots of smooth vanilla taste.

  6. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    The nose is a nice mix of fruit and sweetness. All in all very soft and round. In the mouth and on the finish it could have more oomph. He is a bit cautious when it comes to releasing his aromas - this may be due to the "only" 40% alcohol content. It would be interesting how the 43 variant is in this regard.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Color is amber. Fruity and sweet, initially oranges, then ripe red apples. Rum raisins and caramel.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Soft body, gentle. Creamy mouthfeel. Milk chocolate, fear from the nose. Changes to spiciness with cinnamon and nutmeg. A bit watery on the whole.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Soft finish. Subtle notes of sherry. Subtle oak. Becomes drier towards the end. Finish rather medium-long.

  7. Teomarg scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. DrunkDude scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    From pure blind taste, don’t know what it is before write the notes.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Floral and vanilla, with apple aroma 83
    • Taste
      79 79
      More sour and fruity, at the same time sweet, spicey but strong. 79
    • Finish
      79 79
      Aftertaste Chocolate 79

  10. 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


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