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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #59

Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
128
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 1:09 pm by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 72,17

11 × in wishlist

128 × member ratings

446 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #59

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 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. Misery scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch No. 59 | NAS | 60.9% | 21 + 22 + 21 + 21 = 85pts
    N: Sherry concentrate, cherry liqueur, red berries, burnt caramel, old lacquered furniture, some spices and chocolate.
    T: Sweet, tart, biting by a degree. Concentrated base, red berries, sherry, chocolate, sweet raisins and a handful of dried fruits.
    F: Long, alcoholic, wave-rolling and working like a motor. Sherry, notes of bread and strawberry compote, milk chocolate and cinnamon.
    B: A very saturated monster, which while drinking well. Well tailored, the balance is level, but I will not name it a memorable whisky.

  3. Joint86 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Cool sherry malt. A worthy representative of the series
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, fruit, caramel
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, Spicy, Rich
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, warm, a bit sharp

  4. Myst111 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Super oily, typical Aberlour Abunadh, but had better barrel numbers.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Cherry, dark chocolate, sweet wood, some caramel and sherry, dried oranges

      Need a big glass in any case, otherwise the alcohol is too dominant.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oak, leather, a little orange with dark chocolate
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to long, almost like a bourbon,

  5. amann1 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The A'bunadh are just awesome! For almost 60 € and always about 60 turns you can (not) do anything wrong. The PLV benchmark for a "sherry bomb".
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Cask Is King scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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.

  7. 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;

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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.

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