Aberlour 16 Double Cask Matured Scotch Whisky

Aberlour 16 Double Cask Matured

The Aberlour 16 Double Cask Matured is a single malt Scotch whisky from the core range of single malt whiskies produced by the Moray based distillery.

Aberlour’s line of single malt whiskies have been one of the most critically appreciated and revered single malt Scotch whiskies for years now. Rated highly for their quintessential Speyside characteristics and unique double cask maturation process, it is one of the most underrated Scotch whisky brands, a classic staple among seasoned whisky lovers worldwide.

History

Built by James Fleming, the Aberlour Distillery is one of the younger distilleries in Scotland with many others dating back to the 18th century, and the early 19th century. It is situated at the confluence of two Scottish rivers, the Lour and the Spey; and named after the town Aberlour in the Moray county, home to another iconic distillery, the Strathisla Distillery, one of the oldest and continuously running distilleries in Scotland.

Aberlour was the fruit of James Fleming’s labor, and his ambition to build a distillery that was perfect in every manner and just the way he had desired to construct it. James had previously worked at the Dailuiane Distillery for 10 years, bringing a wealth of his knowledge to Aberlour.

He distilled whisky at the Aberlour Distillery until his death in 1895, whereupon the premises were bought by Robert Thorne & Sons, running the business until 1921 before selling it to W. H. Holt & Sons. The Aberlour Distillery eventually made its way to Pernod Ricard, the French alcoholic beverages giant with whom its ownership currently resides.

Making Process

The Aberlour 16-Year-Old carries an age-statement of 16 years, delivering a delightfully smooth drink with the Speyside flavor profile making the Aberlour a wonderful single malt Scotch to savour.

The Double Cask Maturation in traditional American Oak, and the finest, handpicked ex-Sherry butts enrich the whisky with a breathtaking depth of flavors and richness.

Alcohol Percentage

The Aberlour 16-Year-Old Double Cask Matured carries an alcohol strength of 40% ABV, the standard permissible limit for Scotch whiskies.

Awards

Gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in the Scotch Single Malt: Speyside category in 2017.

Gold at The Scotch Whisky Masters in the Speyside Single Malts – 13 to 18 Years Old category in 2015.

Second Place at the International Whisky Competition in the Best Single Malt Scotch 13 to 17 Years category in 2015.

Gold at the International Spirits Challenge in the Distillers’ Single Malts Between 13 and 20 Years Old category in 2014.

Gold at The Scotch Whisky Masters in the Speyside Single Malts 13 to 18 Years Old category in 2013.

Source

Aberlour 16 Double Cask Matured Tasting Notes



Nose

Rich, floral and infused with sweet aromas of raisins, nuts and some spiciness.

Palate

Smooth, full of flavors; sweet, spicy and floral with traces of plum.

Finish

Long, warm and spicy fruitiness.

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