Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured
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Aberlour 16 Double Cask Details
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Whisky or Whiskey
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.
Aberlour 16 Double Cask Bottling Note
Matured in two types of casks, the traditional oak and sherry oak casks and bottled at a slightly lower abv of 40% than previous editions, this 16 year old Aberlour is bursting with lush plum, raisin and even floral notes. A cracking Speyside malt.
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Boring and oddly bitter (sulfur candle?)
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
Reduction in ABV
Sulphur Alert !
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