Aberlour A'bunadh batch #59

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
Batch 59
60.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LKPL 0522
Added on
13 Sep 2017 1:09 pm by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 97.65

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #59

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.69 points

  1. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Deep oily cherry liqueur with red berries, burnt sugar, old furniture and sweet spices.

    RATING: 85pts - [n22,t21,f21,b21] → |83-85: Decent|

  2. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is very intense and deep like a typical sherry bomb with notes of burnt sugar, dried fruits, cherry and sweet spices.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is very spicy and oily with strong profile of dried apricots, milk chocolate, furniture varnish and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium lenght, very fiery and oily with notes of dried fruits, assorted nuts and milk chocolate.

  3. 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.

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a young sherry bomb with great character and dar brown creme brulee experience - for me always a good buy because of the high abv very interesting malt
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. qzek scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    rich, fruity with some plasticine; very nice

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    On the nose, sponge cask, dark chocolate, vanilla and toasted nuts are present. You can clearly sense the high level of ABV from just the nose. A foreshadowing to its aggressiveness.

    On the palate, extremely warm and quite hot with notes raisins, mineral and rubber (burning tires).

    The finish is medium with off-notes such as acidity(?).

  9. Canucks89 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Fragrance: Rosin. Prune. Caramel. Vanilla. Hint of apple.
    Taste: Vanilla. Sugar. Sherry. Light raisin.
    Aftertaste: Cherry. Something real.

  10. S_S scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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


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