Aberlour 16 Review

This is part of the Aberlour core range of expressions. It’s a 16 year malt that’s matured in oak and sherry casks before being bottled at 40% ABV.

Nose: Thick sherry with malt pulling through cleanly. Pleasant oak notes with old leather, dates, and barbeque jerky.

Palate: Quite salty and more oak heavy than the nose let on. Sherry influence is quite minimal overall.

Finish: Sherry arrives here a bit, but still mild with plums and brine mixed among the oak.

Rating: 84/100

Value for the money: These retail around $65+ and I’d pass at that price point.