Aberlour A'bunadh batch #69

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Batch 69
61.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
LKPR0023 2021/01/20 1048
Added on
09 Mar 2021 3:06 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 68.14

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55 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #69

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.87 points

  1. bikenerd did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Is it really necessary to repeat all the data that are already contained in wb???

  2. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Aberlour has been bottling its cask strength under the name A'Bunadh for 69 batches, and since batch 67 the single malt a'bunadh has also been a bit darker in a new packaging. This shows that the casks have been selected and matured well. The a'bunadh (Gaelic: the original) has no age information. It is not chilled and filled in batches with their natural cask strength. The maturation takes place exclusively in Oloroso Sherry Butts.

    Special: Successful batch series that is looking for your equal.

    Variety / type of single malt whisky
    Country Scotland
    Speyside region
    Aberlour Distillery
    Bottler Aberlour
    Alcohol content 61.2% vol.
    Old man
    Barrel strength yes
    Barrel type Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
    Keg number batch 69
    Cool-filtered no
    Smoky no
    Content 0.7 liters

    Aroma Full of spices, pralines, oranges and lots of Oloroso sherry.

    Taste Intense start. Unusually creamy on the palate for the cask strength. Full of oranges, dark cherries, dried fruits, sherry, ginger, dark chocolate and oak aromas combine to form a seductive body.

    Long-lasting and intense finish. The soft, warming impression lingers in the mouth for a long time and continues to carry exotic spices, dark chocolate and oak until the end.

  3. MelB scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    This was an unusual Aberlour A'bunadh in my view - for me it had very strong notes of banana and saccharine sweetness.
    Too much banana for my personal liking!

  4. Collegiate scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I call this the Naughty batch…. Because of the high abv of course. Haha! One of my preferred recent batches. I’m finding that A’bunadh no longer feels quite as heavily sherried as they used to, but they continue to make up for it in spicy Aberlour goodness. At $100 Cdn (£59), this continues to be the best bargain in malt in my locality.

  5. Glenanalyser scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

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

  6. Hlektrion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Ulcinj scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior


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