Aberlour A'bunadh batch #60

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry Oloroso Butt
Batch 60
60.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Oct 2017 2:47 pm by xllx
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 80.73

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #60

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points

  1. WillemvdK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I know not everyone agrees but I think this REALLY needs some water to open up. Or time, maybe, but I'm not the patient type. This is, as you'd expect, full of fudge, sultanas, dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut and toasted oak.

  2. dapoinbua scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Aberlour Abunadh batch #60 VS Aberlour 9-year-old CA 55,1%

    to begin with - this is not a fair match. the abunadh is not even close to getting where the cadenhead bottling is. the abunadh shows a nice direction but the trip ends very fast. the casks used here were not the fanciest ones unfortunately. after the first three seconds in your mouth everything goes downwards. not even the high abv of over 60% can help it. although, one must mention that the high abv does not feel as too much. still, no complexity, waters down in your mouth very fast and finished rather disappointing.

    and then there is the cadenhead bottling :) oh my god how beatiful this whisky is. the nose gives you gummibears and sweet wet oak with artificial banana flavours. the cask(s) used here must have been very active and wet as november. just a gorgeous dram. it is very sad that i only have this one sample of it. if there is a possibility for you to get a bottle you should :)
    • Nose
      86 86
      nuts and moncheri. glue and nail polish. milk chocolate. brown sugary sweetness. vanilla and spices, maybe cloves? there are some fruits but hide in the background.
    • Taste
      83 83
      sherry strong in the beginning but disappears and becomes watery fast. rather flat unfortunately. maybe some fruit tea? but not the tea taste you get from old whiskies. ok but a bit boring.
    • Finish
      82 82
      rather short for this abv. bit young and oaky. not bad but rather mediocre...

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet; Syrup; Molasses; Sherry; Fruit; Alcohol hardly noticeable; Caramel; Orange / citrus, which note becomes even more intense and clearer with water
    • Taste
      sharp; spicy; Oak / cinnamon; some ginger; orange zest; Coffee Chocolate almond mix; peppery pungency; The oak note brings along the coffee and the dark chocolate; a dash of water intensifies the citrus note, becomes slightly tart and the barrel looks great
    • Finish
      Sherry; citrus; Oak; Chocolate almond coffee; stays long in the mouth with sherry and spice

  5. Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice A’bunadh, sherry half-bomb. Sweet, tasty, needs dilution. The only disadvantage that balance is a bit on the oaky side.
    • Nose
      Sweet, sherry, cardamom, raisins, dusty notes, caramel, oranges, damp wood, water amplifies caramel and releases fruit candies and honey notes
    • Taste
      Sweet, gingery, apricots and ripe pears, apple pie, lemon zest, berry marmalade
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet, a bit oaky, leathery notes, mild spices

  6. Gerhans scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What a beautiful dram. This was my first A'Bunadh and I will definitely be buying a few different batches. If they're anywhere near this good then I've got myself a new favorite medium-budget non-peated whisky.
    • Nose
      Beautiful strong nose with a lot of Oloroso influences; raisins, dates and figs with dark chocolate and some marzipan
    • Taste
      My goodness, that mouthfeel. It's creamy, it's full-bodied, it's delicious! Again the sweet dried fruits and the bitter dark chocolate come to the front in an incredible way. Some spicy oakiness lingers on the background together with a touch of ginger and orange zest.
    • Finish
      Really strong finish, it lingers on and on, with that dark chocolate and spicy, sherried oak covering the palate.

  7. leeho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. wncvirus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: malt, honey, varnish, caramel.
    Taste: Mild flavor. However, it's a bit one-dimensional. Bit of sweets, some sherry with tea elements and basically that's it.
    Rating: 87 | 100 Finish rather short with a sweet touch.

  9. asmodey11 scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

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

  10. Ruud W scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    wow, beautiful stuff


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