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Aberlour 16-year-old

Overall rating
82.80/100
votes
601
Whiskybase ID
WB46209
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask Matured
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Oak and Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKPJ 2753
Barcode
5000299298022
Added on
14 Nov 2013 2:51 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 78.83

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601 × member ratings

1537 × in collection

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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