A spiced, rich 16 year old Speyside single malt, 'double matured' in both ex-bourbon and sherry casks. A great Aberlour.
Nose: Creamy and delectable, in true Aberlour style.
Palate: The sherry and oak are in good harmony. The toasty bourbon notes are harnessed well, the vanilla spices are nicely ingrained in the barley.
Finish: Soft and smooth, with waxy honey notes and a barley sweetness.
Overall: Smoother and more refined than younger bottlings.
Whadda I know ...
And a rating...
for many years my favorite single malt has been the Glenrothes 1991 14yr. It has just surpassed by the Aberlour 16.
16th August 2014
Forgot to rate
11th November 2013
I liked the 12, but now, the 16 just blew me away.... I am on my way to the 18... Looking forward to it
11th November 2013
but not a patch on the 12 year old double cask, which was sublime!
15th October 2013
I'm not an expert. I don't know from nose, all I know is when I like something. I cannot get The Singleton in my state any longer. The guy at the store reco'd this and it was on sale. I like it and the empty bottle will be a nice home for my olive oil.
4th June 2013
has to be the bargain of the century.
5th May 2013
Superb stuff. First tried this a couple months ago and hadn't realized I had backup bottle. WIll indulge a dram or two tonight
5th February 2013
Nice enough, though not keen on the whole Aberlour range to be totally honest, we went on a distillery tour and tasting when we visited Scotland.
This was my favourite out of all the ones I tasted at Aberlour and definitely the one I would get if I decided to get some Aberlour.
6th December 2012
We opened the bottle and four of us tasted it with a small amount of ice (to keep the alcohol effect on the moth to a min). ALL FOUR were so pleasantly surprised and the smoothness and the flavor GREAT sipping whiskey to say the least 4 thumbs up it did lose a little in my book due to the cost but....