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Aberfeldy 16

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SKU: 2020HDMA19983 Category: Brands: DewarsBottle Size: 1000mlABV: 40%Drink or Keep: Drinker


638Aberfeldy 16 year old single malt from the fantastic Aberfeldy distillery.  Nestled within a lush valley in the foothills of the Central Highlands of Scotland. Aberfeldy Distillery lies within the quaint village of Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Aberfeldy whisky is known as the ‘Golden Dram’. Golden, for the distillery’s water source is the famous Pitilie Burn; renowned for its water quality and famed for its rich deposits of alluvial gold. Golden, for Aberfeldy continues to be awarded gold medals in international spirits awards. Golden, for every sip laden with honey, spices, citrus and hints of vanilla.

Laid to rest for 16 years in handmade oak cask, this enriched offering is finished in first fill Oloroso sherry casks to impart a subtle fruitful nature and a roundness to the whisky.  Unveiled in the latter half of 2015 as part of the Last Great Malts series. This expression is finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, imparting juicy sweetness to the whisky.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Raisins and cinnamon at first, before moving onto butterscotch, caramel and apple slice. A touch of floral malt, too.

Palate: Well rounded and mellow, but not lazy at all. More apple at first, soon joined by clementine segments and honey on toast. A spark of ginger.

Finish: Waxy peels and oak.

What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Aberfeldy 16

Quote 1 “Simple smooth scotch. Nice for your non-whisky drinking friends.  Interesting mixture of sherry and bourbon.  Not too sweet as a full sherry cask matured, and not as dry as a bourbon cask matured.  A plesantly balanced best of both worlds approach”

Quote 2 “Great fruity notes with a hint of smoke which is unusual for Aberfeldy but really good…”

Quote 3 “Simply, not shy, but not overwhelming. An easy drinker for newbs or folks that do not care for the deeper drams”

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