Review: Aberfeldy 16 yr

This is a whisky I would recommend to everyone. Especially to those who never had a drop of whisky or says to dislike whisky. Not that long ago, someone told me out of the blue, she didn’t like whisky, at all! I know, its unbelievable, how and why, questions remained unanswered.

I just can’t imagine, that someone doesn’t like this spirit for it’s lovely. Aberfeldy for example is a golden dram that suits everyone, just give it some time, air and love. I am convinced that she and others would love it …

The Aberfeldy distillery is owned by the brothers Dewar & Sons and is located in the northeast of the city with the same name in Highland Perthshire. Also, known for “The Birks of Aberfeldy”,  Robert Burns wrote a poem about this, recommendable to read. You might enjoy it, while drinking a dram or two.

Aberfeldy 16 yr old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (part of the Last Great Malts), is mellowed for 16 years in handmade Oak Casks and finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks. There is a lot of dark fruit to discover with an edge of nuts in this adventurous liquid.

Scottish Alchemy: Turning water, barley and yeast into liquid gold is simpler when the stream tumbling towards you contains that precious metal.

Aberfeldy 16 yr – 40%

  • Color: Amber gold
  • Nose: Sweet, fresh, raisins, cinnamon, butterscotch chocolate, custard fresh green apples with a hint of a sea of flowers, lavender, honey, dark fruit like cherries, strawberries and a fresh salty breeze from the sea, walnuts, wood and a wee bit of leather
  • Taste: Mellow, sweet, smooth, hints of sweet apples, raisins soaked in honey, loads of dark fruit like blackberries, raspberries, complexity of fresh cinnamon, oak, ginger chocolate, warm custard pudding, hints of tangerines, citrus fruits, peaches, pepper, nutty and saltiness
  • Finish: Sweet, warm, but short (so you need to fill up again, but I don’t mind)

Suggestions: To make it more smooth and more accessible, a few drops of water could make the whisky more appealing. For my experience, not a single drop.

Visit Aberfeldy Distilley.



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    • You should .. I think its better then the Aberfeldy 12. But that’s my opinion :). Please let me know your thoughts about the 16yr when you’ve tried it.
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