Aberlour A'bunadh batch #19

Overall rating
88.15/100
votes
75
Whiskybase ID
WB1495
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
07.02.2007
Casktype
Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry Butts
Casknumber
Batch 19
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LT41450
Added on
28 jan 2008 4:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 245.00

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Whisky reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #19

18 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.15 points.

  1. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    My first cask strength malt I bought in 2008. Was an overwhelming experience, wonderful and scary at the same time. Did not know about batches and all that. If I had known I would've saved up to buy more for later when the style got less 1st fill sherry heavy. Excellent powerful stuff, would buy nowadays for 150 EUR, three times the price of the original. But beyond that I'd be looking for other alternatives. Can't go wrong with this one, big recommendation to sherry bomb lovers.

  2. Markie81 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. ldcsh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. BXpress scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    A few years ago i may have liked this. Nowadays though i have a hard time calling these things "Whisky". Nonetheless, it's well blended. Tastes like GD Revival on steroids.
    • Nose
      Very typical dark sherry notes like very prominent liquorice, spices, raisins. However, the form is very good. Not agressive, rather very soft. Christmas cake, mint, over oaked Cognac, herbal liqueurs.
    • Taste
      Same thing on the palate. Ultra strong attack on raisins. Then some coffee and plums before it gets very oaky. With water: more liquorice, even more raisins.
    • Finish
      Very long. Mostly on spices.

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I had tried this before and must say, it is even better then I remembered. Sublime. In my opinion the best a’bunadh I have tried so far.
    • Nose
      Wonderfully sherried nose on plums, dades, pears on syrup and caramel, but with a special touch of smoke that I do not detect in all a’bunadh. This one also sports a drop of balsamic and a hint of chocolate on its rich and round nose. Moreover it has got a green edge. Herbal, I think it’s called. On the nose, there is little evidence of the high cask strength.
    • Taste
      The moment it caresses your tongue, it is soft and mildly spicy, but once it reaches every corner of your mouth, you realize the strength. And yet it is quaffable without water. I get kirsch, coffee and balsamic first, then raisins and plums and even a hint of coconut. All is wrapped in some woodsmoke. There is a lot going on here. Very complex whisky.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long and sweet, but remains spicy until the death.

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  Typical a'bunadh - a truckload of clean, fat sherry with a nice fruity profile, mainly on dried fruits (raisins and the like).  On the palate fresh fruits too.  Water is not needed (as often with a'bunadh) but it smoothens the dram significantly.  So if you like it rough, drink it neat - otherwise add some water...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. lukeboone scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    for me. this was a really blackcurrant bomb.... never had i expected that....

  11. lukeboone scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  12. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Correct sherry bomb. I feel spicier than the newer batches.
    • Nose
      Huge sherry, forrest berries, cherry, raisin and spices
    • Taste
      Powerful but smooth. Berries, raisins, spices, caramel
    • Finish
      Long, soft, spicy sweet sherry

  13. ahroeen scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This bottle has been open in truth a few years now and it is still excellent.

    I did not feel the need to add water, probably because it has benefitted from a little air.

    I will try some batch 47 next and compare them as they are a good few year apart.
    • Nose
      Strong sherry (obviously), rich dark fruits like black berry, black currants, black cherry and plump juicy raisins.
    • Taste
      Powerful but pretty smooth with it and the fruits that were on the nose come across to the palate.

      There are some sweet red wine notes and a little baked ham and the final thought again is juicy raisins.
    • Finish
      Long, smooth, sweet sherry.

  15. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    http://www.worldwhiskybase.pl/a/40-aberlour/56-aberlour-a-bunadh-batch-19-59_90.html
    • Nose
      8,7 Słodka z nutami wiśni oraz śliwki z odrobiną cynamonu, kakao i gałki muszkatołowej z akcentem dębu.
    • Taste
      8,7 Lekko pikantna, słodka z nutami wiśni, gruszki, kakao z odrobiną goryczki.
    • Finish
      8,6 Dość długi, lekko ostry z nutami wiśni, brzoskwini ze szczyptą cynamonu, gałki muszkatołowej oraz białego pieprzu.

  17. klohmann scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very good if you like big sherried malts. I do. If I compare this to my other sherry love, the Glenfarclas 105, then this shows less chocolate and more barley. I’m not sure which one I prefer, but I think this one is a bit more complex.

    from whiskynotes.be
    • Nose
      Big sherry, which is surprisingly integrated with the malty flavours. Raisins in rum, dry figs. Spicy chocolate. A bit of furniture polish as well.
    • Taste
      This is what they call a ‘sherry bomb’: strong of course, but still drinkable without dilution. The same oloroso influence: raisins, cherries, a bit of balsamico. Coffee and toffee flavours. Gets more herbal if you add a bit of water.
    • Finish
      Long. Warm and spicy (ginger), with a bit of cocoa and a distant touch of smoke.

  18. rinuskrijnen scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Very explosive; one of my favourite whisky`s. Fruity and Sherry and a little sweet
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  19. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I Love the power of Aberlour! It has great taste of sherry and fruits.

    This also is a powerful scotch so I don`t recommend it to new whisky

    users. It is good to gain a palate that recognizes the difference

    between cask strength and some that are less ABV like 40% or 43%.

  20. leehuan scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Natural spring water release the intesity of aroma, making it easier to identify the flavours. I guess cask strength requires some water.

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