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Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask

Aberlour a 1st expeience

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@WPTReview by @WPT

30th Dec 2010

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The aroma was full of fruit and sherry with hints of nice oak. The aroma was good for me over and over again before taking the first taste. asting was an acknowledgement of the flavours from the aroma while long lasting on the back of the tongue.

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11 comments

@WPT
WPT commented

Sounds like an outstanding single malt scotch to grab a hold of and give it a real good tasting.

10 years ago 0

@jwise
jwise commented

So, have you compared it with the 12 year? What was your impression of the older whisky?

10 years ago 0

@WPT
WPT commented

No, i haven't yet. Do you recommend tasting the Aberlour 12yr and make straight comparison? That I believe would be better test. The Aberlour 16yr was a gift and my 1st experience with the Aberlour products. Thanks for commenting.

10 years ago 0

@jwise
jwise commented

Its just that I really love the Aberlour 12yr, but have never tasted the 16yr. I'd like to here how they compare.

10 years ago 0

@WPT
WPT commented

I can't give you that comparison yet, however I will get ahold of the 12yr in 3 days and make the comparison. Let me asked you what makes you like the 12yr so much? Have you tried any other Aberlour products? Oh yeah good to be commenting with you.

10 years ago 0

@jwise
jwise commented

I have tried the A'Bunadh, which is VERY good. I have a bottle of the Macallan Cask Strength, which is very similar to the A'Bunadh. The 12yr Double Cask Aberlour is a wonderfully sherried whisky, if not a little boring. It is fairly one-dimensional, but that one dimension is fantastic! I like a sherried whisky.

10 years ago 0

@WPT
WPT commented

@jwise - Just wanted to let you I'll be picking up some of the Aberlour 12yr double cask on Wednesday. Looking forward to making that comparison with the 16yr double cask. I'll let you know. Also, getting a bottle of A'bunadh, same trip, that will be fun to taste. Life's good.

10 years ago 0

@jwise
jwise commented

It is, indeed! I managed to find a bottle of Glenrothes '85 today, but I don't know when I'll crack that seal. I may hold it for a while.

10 years ago 0

@WPT
WPT commented

@jwise - I don't blame you that's not just super aged it's gold. Hold on to it until you just can't stand it anymore. In 2007 I got ahold of a Glenlivet '77. Got it early in the year 2007 an held on to it until a celebration of my birthday. I made a terrible mistake and broke the seal for my friends, an myself, to enjoy. Myself and 2 others appreciated it's value an worth. I should have monitored this commodity but I didn't. My last check I noticed a friend mixing coke with it. I couldn't believe it but all he saw was a whisky. It must be for mixing. I got the bottle then and I was very sad to see it was gone except for a very small amount. I still have the bottle with the little bit still left just to remind me of how wrong I was leaving it unattended. So, the long an short of it is don't let it out of your hands should you take it to a tasting. Just a little friendly sugguestion.

10 years ago 0

@moy71
moy71 commented

I assume you didn't like this very much as you rated it only 65/100 ?

9 years ago 0

@GregLogan
GregLogan commented

That was my assumption - 65 sounds like something I am not interested in trying.... Most others gave a much better rating...

9 years ago 0

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