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Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask

High Calibre

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@UisgebethaReview by @Uisgebetha

13th Jun 2014

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  • Nose
    24
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    94

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This is just high calibre sherried malt. Simple as that. Nose: Sherry, buttered toast and lots of fruit, grape, apricot and plums. Taste: Buttery dry sherry and touches of smoke and cocoa. Finish: Long buttery, dry with a little smoke too.

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9 comments

@FMichael
FMichael commented

The 16 yr, and 12 yr non-chill filtered are probably my 2 favorite from Aberlour.

7 years ago 0

@GotOak91
GotOak91 commented

Both the 16 DC and the 12 DC are my favorites. The 16 DC is on my top 5, personally.

7 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Amazing how different this sounds from my experience with the duty free 15 DC. It can't just be "that 1 extra year"-- there must be something about the casks: Cask size? First-fill vs. reused? Proportion of sherry cask/bourbon cask? I'd like to know...

7 years ago 0

ricko commented

I'm very disappointed by the 16. I find it unbalanced, the taste of cask is too bitter at the end. It's not a bad whisky, but not a great one. Surprisingly, I find the 10 most balanced, more pleasant, like Ralfy...

7 years ago 0

@vrudy6
vrudy6 commented

Some claim that this 16yo is better than the 18yo. I haven't had the chance to try neither of the two, but now reading your review I'm very intrigued.

7 years ago 0

@Uisgebetha
Uisgebetha commented

vrudy, I've not tried the 18y old yet, but from my experience the only bottlings to be slightly wary of from Aberlour are the Duty Free ones.

7 years ago 0

@FMichael
FMichael commented

Picked up another bottle of the 16 yr this morning...Enjoying a wee dram right now, and it seems a tad muted than what I recall...Looking over the bottle, and cylinder I noticed it's now bottled at 40%, and not 43% as previous bottlings.

5 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

I have a bottle of the 43%. When I fell in love with A'Bunadh I bought each of a 10, 12,16 and 2 18s. The first 18 started ok but then faded quickly. A friend brought over a 16 he was given for making partner in a law firm. It was not a memorable malt moment.

I now have a set of 4 Aberlours of varying ages I don't know what to do with. I'll probably never drink them.

5 years ago 0

@FMichael
FMichael commented

Nozinan - yeah the recent 16 yr purchase seems rather ordinary - no bad - just not what I recall from the previous bottle which was 43% abv.

Luckily the 12 yr Non-Chill Filter, and A'Bunadh are still solid whisky's.

5 years ago 0

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