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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #59

Overall rating
86.77/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
Strength
60.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
5010739261523
Added on
13 Sep 2017 1:53 pm by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 70,87

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #59

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.77 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The high alcohol content (60.9%) causes a slight stinging in the nose, which is not completely gone even after more than 20 minutes. Beautiful sherries dominate the action: plums, cherries, black currants, juicy oranges, almonds, marzipan, plenty of caramel, chocolate and delicate echoes of oak I perceive. Adding a few drops of water evaporates the slightly alcoholic note and the fruity aromas intensify noticeably. The nose now looks much rounder and more harmonious.
    • Taste
      Without water: Violent onset, the texture is pleasantly oily. The front part of the mouth is lapped by sweet sherry notes while it tingles violently on the tip of the tongue. With a few drops of water, the malt remains very intense, but is more pleasing and harmonious. The fruit notes are fresher and even sweeter, I register plenty of red fruits, oranges, chocolate, caramel, almonds, delicate hints of leather and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Medium long, intense and sweet and spicy. Fruity sherry notes, sweet forest berries, caramel and spicy oak notes accompany the finish. A bit of dark chocolate, a hint of cinnamon, nuts and orange peel complete the balanced finish. The Aberlour leaves a subtle, but not disturbing, bitterness on the palate.

  2. Cask Is King scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nice sherry bomb - not cloyingly sweet, due to the high abv which balances the sweetness in a decent way. Good whisky but pretty one-dimensional.

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Again a well-done batch ...!

    [Color] copper;
    • Nose
      dark berries, raisins, dried fruits, sherry, tobacco, oak;
    • Taste
      with water: a powerful start, heavy sherry, berries, leather, spicy oak, oily, sweet honey, chocolate, mouth-filling, aromatic;
    • Finish
      long finish, lots of sherry and oak; dry off;

  4. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Collegiate scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    My definition of a more basic A’bunadh batch. I found it very juiced up in Sherry and not offering a whole lot of complexity. Still tasty, but Batch 58 was much better.

  7. Roland Piesker scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A really lovely cask strength sherry whisky~ It's very hard to choose between this and the Glenfarclas 105. As both heavily depends on the cask influence, sometimes i prefer Abu sometimes 105.

    Hey not to complain but its always great to have multiple selections!
    • Nose
      Dry, oak perfume, sherry bomb! Saw dust, toffee, sugar syrup, vanilla. After rest it for some time, the dark fruits and chocolate slowly coming out.
    • Taste
      Very rich, strong, oily, sweet vanilla, dark fruits burst. Is this a bourbon? In the middle, here comes the marmalade, cinnamon stick, dark chocolate, orange peel. 
    • Finish
      Long with dark chocolate, mints, cloves, sweet dried raisins~ and at the very end when the bitterness slowly dissipate the oak perfume is back~~~

  10. DavidH. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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