Aberlour 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand Filled at the Distillery
2016 & 2017
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Cask
Batch A16
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Aug 2016 1:44 pm by larswehmeier
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 271.66

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 16-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.40 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This malt clearly needs water to show its quality!
    A massive, impetuous, fruity sherry-heavy top malt!
    [Color] chestnut;
    • Nose
      intense oak, tanine, woody, dark berries, raisins, dried fruits, old sherry, dark chocolate;
    • Taste
      with water: intense, creamy, nutty, raisins, dark fruits, old sherry, spices, leather, spicy oak; sleek, elegant, very complex!
    • Finish
      long, soft, sweet, oily, creamy; in the aftertaste pepper and oak;

  2. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind tasting:
      The colleague floats very oily in the glass. Immediately come dark, thick, ripe berries. Freshly sawn, damp wood. A slight leather note makes itself felt and brings with it some salt. I do not notice much about alcohol. Warm mint tea and toasted cereal. With some time in the glass, the flavors become clearer. Plum, fig and raisins. Men's chocolate and something sour in the background. The nose I find scho 'ma' very cool.
    • Taste
      Full, thick, sweet start. Woooaaah .... salivary flow without end! Since I have to try noma right ... Sweet - sweetened plums, berries, cherry, whole milk smoothie. Warm chocolate pudding with raisins. Somehow tastes of warm Hanuta with a slight nuttiness. Herbs come in and are apt to match, some oak flavor.
    • Finish
      Long ... sweet and oily. Some bitterness and leather. Again chocolate and sweetened fruit ...

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Go towards some barrel-strong A'Bunadh. Delicious.
    • Nose
      86 86
      At first there is little, it takes time in the glass. Then: ripe berries, processed into a compote. Cinnamon and liquorice add flavor, pepper can also be found. But still rather reserved and unobtrusive on the nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Nut-chocolate appearance, which is not too strong. Now rum, grape and nut mixture in the chocolate. The liquorice again, but more subtle than in the nose. Fermented grapes, a hint of sweet sherry. Over time, it becomes dry and lies on the tongue in wood flakes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, very dry, with oak flavor and freshly squeezed grape juice.

  4. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great older distillery bottle-your-own bottling. Bares a resemblance to the great older bottlings of a'bunadh. Could be a bit more complex, but has no off notes and everything it does, it does very well. Can take water. Very good juice all in all!

  5. Rauchkopp did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Chocolate brown color with thick, relatively many legs.

      When pouring Schnapps chocolates. A part for sherry lovers. I haven't had one in a while. And it smells exactly as I always imagine it to be with whiskys of this type and color. With water it becomes very pleasant, dusty (church pulpit roughly), sweeter. Sweet liquorice.
    • Taste
      Initially also now pure sherry, but of a dry variety (according to Oloroso). Pure stainless steel - "feeling" on the tongue. VERY melting with water! Sweet, soft, warm. Sherry.
    • Finish
      Getting drier. Covering with water and heavy. Long!

      A sherry tuna with super melting. (I can understand leather and mint / spearmint. The rest of it quickly becomes too colorful and universal for me)

  6. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I brought this bottle from the distillery myself, so I really appreciate it.

    A sherry bomb, without question.
    But one with depth and complexity.
    • Nose
      Pleasantly tingles in the nose at the beginning. Dark heavy aromas of long-aged sherry. Deep sweetness. Add some leather and cedar wood. Above all, a fine, fresh touch of mint. No missing notes, not overloaded, but despite the intense impression, it is well balanced between fruity, sweet and spicy aromas.

      With a little water it shows more oak and aromatic tannins. With a touch of pepper.
    • Taste
      Strong, mouth-filling start. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet and fruity but also pleasantly spicy at the same time. Dark chocolate, a few nuts. Dried dates. Leather and cedar are back too. With strong fresh coffee.

      With water it becomes noticeably milder and lighter in the mouth. At the same time, the aromas show more of the barrel aging with vanilla and a hint of caramel.
    • Finish
      Quite spicy at first. Only fades away slowly and gradually becomes milder and sweeter over time.

  7. penumbra scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Have a personality, but do n’t like it, drink Aberlour A`bunadh honestly
    • Nose
      Shirley, mint leaves (Get 27 liqueur, black toothpaste), roasted nuts, chopped wood stubble, dried dates, honey, orange peel oil, cinnamon, blackberry jam.
    • Taste
      Strong spicy feeling, some kind of cough syrup, fennel, caramel, pepper, berries, rustic, brown sugar, black fruits, like bitter bites of apricot kernels (difficult to dissolve).
    • Finish
      Long, bitter, woody, burnt out cinnamon.

  8. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Vince' scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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