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Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask

A'Bunadh? Not Quite.

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@UisgeJonReview by @UisgeJon

20th Jan 2013

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    21
  • Overall
    85

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After being spoiled by the A'Bunadh last week, I tried the 16. And although a very solid dram, it kind of feels like going from galloping on a horse to a nice trot. Still very fun, still highly enjoyable, but you miss the excitement.

Nose: Good. Very good. Cherry, sherry, vanilla, spice, with some cinnamon. I like this!

Palate: It has a nice weight to it that I appreciate. More cinnamon, now with some woody smoke, dried fruits and some more vanilla. Definitely good, but I can't help myself from saying "yes, this is awesome, BUT... it's not the A'bunadh."

Finish: Lovely. Cherry, vanilla, accompanied again by smoke and oak. That sherry leaves a nice impression.

This is a very solid dram. I don't want to take anything away from it. I just love the fire and the big personality of the A'bunadh. Still, I would drink this again and again, no question about it.

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5 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

A lot of people like Aberlour 16. To me it seemed a bit rough. Give me Aberlour 18. THAT is a whisky.

8 years ago 0

@UisgeJon
UisgeJon commented

I haven't had the opportunity to give that a try yet! The 16 had a lot of fine aspects to it that I enjoyed, but I agree with you that it could use some fine tuning. I would love to compare it to the 18 at some point soon. What score would you give the 18?

8 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

My score for Aberlour 18? Somewhere around 93-95.

8 years ago 0

@UisgeJon
UisgeJon commented

Wow, that good huh? I guess I'll have to go looking for it and see if I can track it down. Thanks!

8 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb commented

I tried the A'bunadh last week and was looking at this today as its on offer. Definitely something to think about.

8 years ago 0

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