Rich golden amber in color with a nose that is rich, dry scented floral and sweet raisin aromas with spicy nuttiness. Smooth, full, sweet floral and spicy flavors with a soft plum fruitiness and gentle oakiness with a finish that is long, warm, spicy fruitiness. Aberlour 16 Year Old is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and the finest ex-sherry butts. This maturation ensures the depth of character as well as the distinctive fruitiness and spiciness of Aberlour. Situated at the junction of the Rivers Lour and Spey, the distillery lies in a beautiful glen, surrounded by glorious scenery dominated by the rugged peaks of Ben Rinnes a short distance away. Pure spring water for making the whisky is drawn from underground springs, and the maturing spirit in the warehouse beneficially inhales the moist Speyside air. Here, the abundance of nature and the centuries-old passion for making single malt whisky conspire to make the generous and multi-layered whisky of Aberlour. ‘Aberlour’ is a gaelic word meaning ‘mouth of the chattering burn [stream]’.