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Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured

(70cl, 40%)

Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured

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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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Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured Reviews



3rd August 2020

Preferred drink

The best Scotch I have ever tried. I`m a good Bourbon drinker. But this whisky is as smooth, if not smoother, than anything I`ve ever had. I tip my hat to you folks on a FINE Scotch Whisky.

30th March 2020



19th October 2019


Not appreciated!

31st August 2019

Answer my question : )

If I can get this whiskey for 57 euro, is it still pricy?
I'm looking forward for an answer.

15th June 2019

I wouldn't if I were you

This is such a disappointment. It's thin, lacking any depth and I can think of a number of scotches I'd rather drink, many of which are significantly cheaper. I don't like leaving bad reviews, but I think this scotch is so overpriced and disappointing that I feel it is justified. The only redeemig feature is that it is smooth. Aberlour is normally so much better than this.

26th May 2019


An exceptional dram, floral, well balanced, the two Barrels make the difference. Great.

10th December 2018

Buy the 43%

So that's what happened to my favourite whisky.
I wondered why the bottles I've recently purchased had way less taste than before and I didn't know about the change.
So sad, the 43% version was so rich in taste it was a feast for your taste buds.
At least I know what to look for now

14th February 2018

Tastes like beautiful water with a whisky bite, nice and smooth to sip but far too watery.


29th November 2017

Sad comedown from the 12

Appallingly watery spineless, characterless - going back to the 12 year which is spectacular . This followed The Glenlivet masters reserve- crushing disappointment

19th November 2017

The nectar of the Scotch God's!

One of the best single malt scotch whiskey being double cask matured.

11th August 2017

Super Smooth!!

One of the best Single Malts. Very Smooth on the nose and palate.

6th August 2017


My wife and i love this aberlour, smooth tasty and pleasure in a glass

1st August 2017

Save money/buy 12yo

Am I the only one who smells pear notes?! I think Aberlour 12 is good enough. 16yo doesnt have much more then 12yo

22nd March 2017

Great scotch received as a gift became one of my favorites.

Was given this as a retirement gift. Love a good drink but never developed a taste for scotch. Unless mixed as a Rusty Nail with Drambuie just didn't drink or buy scotch. After six months opened the bottle and it is great. Saved the bottle so when I replace it I do it right. Excellent to jus sit and sip!

5th March 2017

So smooth

Actually allowed it to age an additional five years and had a glass with my father in law for his 55th...eventually polished off the whole bottle. Distinctively smooth.

15th January 2017

Good not great

Nice and smooth. Reminds me of the Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14. Pairs nicely with a full body cigar.

12th August 2016


Distinctively an Aberlour. Takes all the greatness of the 12yo and adds deeper dried fruit, wood and spice and I quite like the slight bitterness on the finish. Aberlour's style is my favourite and this is brilliant.

3rd July 2016

Christine Sullivan

Best single malt.

29th June 2016

A novice opinion

As "Finnish is zero" said. A novice might like this Aberlour 16. I do, I quite like it over the Aberlour 12 year single malt. As for alcohol content sounds more like a schoolyard argument "mine is stronger than yours is".

30th April 2016

Save your money and buy the 12

I was really looking forward to to the Aberlour 16 being a big fan of the 12. The 12 is my go to scotch and what I serve my friends. The 16 is very raw, almost tart. It is not at all, what I expected. I will not buy again.

28th December 2015

Very nice

I love this one, very solid and complex, a great buy considering its price.

23rd December 2015

The 12yr is better.

I really enjoyed the 12yr and was looking forward to trying the 16yr. Very disappointed. Not much body, richness or complexity. There is a bitterness to it. I will go back to the 12yr.

18th September 2015

43% still available in France

I bought a bottle yesterday at Carrefour for 36 € (25 £). Bottle and box are identical to the picture shown here, except for the alcohol content. I'm not sure you can find it in Paris, but in the countryside they have it in every Carrefour.

26th June 2015

Waste of money.

What a disappointment. Great nose and nothing else.

10th June 2015

What has happened to Aberlour?

I just wonder. My guess is that they are expanding production rapidly. That will explain watering down 43% to 40% and use of badly sulfured sherry casks. Oh these days, how deep can this distillery go?

31st May 2015

Maybe a little bland

This is a pleasant scotch, but it is a wee bit bland. Would be better with a higher alcohol content

10th February 2015

Grown up 10

very smooth very pleasant
a bit light on the nose and very much in the aberlour house style - extremely elegant sherry casking. a bit more ABV for the money is a fair request but then I see balkantines 17 at 40% going for £55. this rates as excellent value against that

23rd November 2014

Finish is zero

As a long time SMS drinker, I am terribly disappointed with the Aberlour 16 bottled at 40 ABV. This is what happens when you drown a dram with a wee too much water accidentally. It is worse when a profit seeker does it and ruins the entire stock. Watery and no finish. Nose is light with the reduction in strength. Perhaps to hide the use sulfur. A novice might like this.

18th October 2014


This review goes out to all the newbie's like myself. If you are looking for a single malt that is smooth and does not have that alcohol bite. Then this is the one for you. I have tried a lot of single malts but this one you can really drink straight.

15th September 2014


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

Sweet sixteen

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

Boring and oddly bitter (sulfur candle?)

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

prefer A'bunadh

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

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

Sulphur Alert !

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

Oh yeah stars!

From above

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.

14th November 2013

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