Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo - 2013
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
What's in a name? Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured whiskey, rather than whisky.
I bought a bottle of this after having 2 or 3 bottles of the 10 yo which for sub-£30 is brilliant. The 16 yo extremely smooth but not as complex as I'd expect from a bottle of this age. I enjoy this scotch but I find the flavour is lost with water or ice so it needs to be taken neat which is why it gets a 7 from me.
28th June 2014
I love this dram, Floral and honey nose, smooth sweet sherried palate INCREDIBLY smooth and full mouthful. Complex and warming finish. Even better than the Balvenie single barrel 15 or Auchentoshan Thee Wood (and both of those are wonderful)
6th April 2014
A disappointment. It smells and tastes weak, with a hint of strange bitterness that could have come from -- as a reviewer mentioned above -- sulfur.
1st February 2014
Kind of dull with nothing offensive but nothing noteworthy. I have an almost full bottle but there so many other interesting scotches to poison my liver with. Why waste it on this.
31st January 2014
This is not a bad 16 yo whisky but after trying their A'bunadh range I would recommend it over this. A Glenlivet 15 is my preference at this price range.
30th December 2013
Can someone please explain why drinks giants like Pernod Ricard, owners of Aberlour, tend to reduce ABV in their products whenever they think they can get away with it. Aberlour 16 was bottled at a fairly miserable 43% but now released at a downright rock-bottom 40%. Surely a quality 16 year old malt deserves better presentation than this. The price goes up - the ABV comes down.
3rd December 2013
After really enjoying Aberlour's 10 and 12 year olds and loving their A'bunadh, I was expecting great things from this 16 year old. There some heavy tannins and bitter wood, but worst is the sulphur/carbolic soap on the nose and taste. I think Ralfy is right when he says the younger Aberlours are the best.
1st December 2013
14th November 2013
One of my favorites!
Nose: Floral, spicy dried red fruits, a little nutty, caramel, and vanilla.
Taste: Good sherry in the way of red fruits, dark chocolate, almonds. Sweet notes of brown sugar, vanilla, fall baking spices come in.
Finish: Long with continued spiced fruits.
In a quick summary delicious better than the 12 DC.