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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #66

Overall rating
87.80/100
votes
51
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
Casknumber
Batch No. 066
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Mar 2020 2:04 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 64.52

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51 × member ratings

178 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #66

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. joep scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In the nose the well-known, wonderfully sweet-fruity Aberlour creaminess. Delicious chocolate and sweet raisins in the mouth. Good batch!

  4. Collegiate scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Better than the last batch (which I found to be the weakest one I’ve had yet), but still a far cry from the gems that the batches in the upper 40s were (which were so sherried that I find them more akin to Glendronach 18 than I do to current batches). This one brings back the spiciness and doesn’t have the off notes I saw in batch 65. But, I am finding with these more recent bottles that my palette is just getting a little tired of the heavy handedness of the sherry. You get the bombardment of Christmas cake and raisins, but there is little in the way of deftness or complexity in this experience. I suspect in recent years the amount of aged sherry in the mix has been reduced. If you go for this sort of thing - a masochistic, in your face, one trick pony, youthful sherry bomb - then this is for you. If however you are looking for complexity and balance, you’re likely looking at the wrong option with this one. Props to Aberlour though for this snazzy new livery and the mention on the back of the tube that they are using local barley.

  5. Wum scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    WOW. What a great single malt. This whisky convinces in every discipline. The nose is just fun. At the same time, it is extremely easy to drink. Extremely soft and mild, yet a poem of aromas.
    Everyone should have tried this whisky!
    • Nose
      wow, spicy, citrus, herbs, very tasty, slightly sweet, sherry, reminds me of the "Roundhouse Imperial Gin"
    • Taste
      Oak, herbs, very soft, tasty. Perfectly coordinated
    • Finish
      long and pleasant finish,

  6. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ranks in the typically modern sherry profiles. Fruity and sweet with clearly present (young) wood. A little unbalanced with the noticeably young wood note. Overall very tasty, but also relatively straightforward and unexciting. Measured against the price but a good bottling these days.
    (Rating: o)
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sharpness of alcohol; fruity-sweet; intense orange note; some cherries; Dried fruits; Caramel candies; Spices; woody oak note; Adding water brings out the fruity sweetness more
      - modern, beautiful sherry profile
    • Taste
      85 85
      intensely sweet and spicy; directly spicy rather fresh wood notes present; Cherry notes; some oranges; slight ginger spiciness; Dark chocolate; with water the fruity aromas behind the wood come into their own
    • Finish
      85 85
      long and warm; peppery-spicy; Ginger; Dried fruits; woody oak note

  7. Angleraetsche scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Incredibly good price / performance ratio.

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