Eye – Pretty dark caramel, almost coppery
Nose – The first draft of Aberlour 16 smells like breakfast, there’s a something that made me think about waffles. Then it became fruity and floral with some sweet fruits and lightly buttery aroomas. In the end I could smell a little greenery or herbs and a little caramel (cooked or roasted sugar)
Taste – This scotch is rounded and smooth to the palate. First impression is lightly spicy, with aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon and a very nice caramel feel. The finish is buttery, long and warm with a slight touch of nuts.
Remarks – From the scotches I’ve tasted and rated (check my other reviews), there wasn’t that many “old” ones and I was expecting a lot from that one. Having tasted the 12 y/o a long time ago, I had good memories of the Aberlour distillery and it was dead on. Really good one and I’d be looking to keep one in my cabinet.