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Aberlour 16-year-old

Overall rating
88.30/100
votes
82
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand Filled at the Distillery
Bottled
2016 & 2017
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
Batch A16
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Aug 2016 1:44 pm by larswehmeier
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 226,80

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 16-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.30 points

  1. 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.

  2. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This malt needs a lot of water to show its quality!
    A powerful, impetuous, fruity-spirited toppaint!
    [Color] chestnut;
    • Nose
      intense oak, tannins, 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; very complex!
    • Finish
      long, soft, oily, creamy; in the finish pepper, bitter oak;

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Vince' scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Dagobert scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    15-12-2017
    • Nose
      84 84
      sherry
    • Taste
      88 88
      sherry
    • Finish
      86 86
      sherry

  8. 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 ...

  9. Macheye scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose on this hand filled Aberlour, whilst more than pleasant, doesn’t fully hint at the depth of flavour that is about to follow on the palate. It’s obviously going to be sherry bomb, but there’s some interesting shades here – aniseed, menthol and mint all feel slightly unusual for this style, but they all work nicely here. Whilst to my taste dilution is not required, a few drops of water brings benefits all the same. Whilst you might not be able to physically hand fill this at the distillery anymore, the quality of whisky and the price point require your attention whenever you’re in the area.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/aberlour/aberlour-2000-16-year-old-hand-filled-at-the-distillery/
    • Nose
      A jam-packed and substantial sherry influence. Coffee, dark chocolate, rum-soaked raisins and some actual rum start us off on our journey into this genuine sherry-bomb. There’s a lot of fruit here, but it’s not fresh, rather heavily stewed, reduced and transformed into jams and preserves – raspberries, redcurrants and plums – Resting for a short time brings additional nuance – some nuttiness (walnuts) and biscuit aromas, along with red apples joining our fruit menagerie but offering a touch more lightness than we had before.. Spicing is noticeable, but generally delicate, favouring cinnamon. The addition of water brings out some of the natural earthiness of the spirit and adds in a sprinkling of black pepper.
    • Taste
      Now we’re talking – a rich but velvety arrival packed full of flavour that is surprisingly drinkable at 56.5%. At the front of the palate, sherry notes – chocolate, cake and raisins are joined by touches of tanned leather and rancio. Development of the whisky then moves into fruit and spice – berries, plums and apples – with some bit cinnamon and pepper, but now also some very interesting aniseed. At the back of the palate, coffee grounds, cough syrup and anise. Water brings out the juicier elements of the fruits, and whilst this is drinkable without dilution, boy does it like some water all the same. Mouthfeel is now silky and an array of new flavours have joined the party – menthol, mint, light soils and some cask influence – vanilla and planked wood.
    • Finish
      Medium in length and quite spicy – cinnamon, pepper and aniseed.

  10. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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