Aberlour A'bunadh batch #69

Overall rating
86.91/100
votes
114
Whiskybase ID
WB178673
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
20.01.2021
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Casknumber
Batch 69
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKPR0023 2021/01/20 1048
Barcode
5010739261523
Added on
09 mar 2021 3:06 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 83.91

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Whisky reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #69

22 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.91 points.

  1. ekn1967 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    An amazing and very intense Oloroso cask strength batch with deep layers opening in an intense beautiful character, full bodied, beautifully amber coloured. Discovering this glass is a pure celebration.
    • Nose
      Intense pralines, caramel, marzipan, vanilla and intense oak, spicy orange, deep intense typically Oloroso sherry
    • Taste
      Intense sherry followed by orange and ginger,, black cherries, dark chocolate, dried fruit, peach
    • Finish
      A very long and pleasant finish with chocolate, allspice and oak

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  3. Hrexxi scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      The bottle has been awake for more than half a year, and the smell is much gentler, but the alcohol is still a little bit. When I first opened the bottle, the smell was mainly banana. Now the fragrance of flowers and fruits is obvious. annoying.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, ebony, spicy, creamy almonds, candied fruit flavors are also gradually intensified.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, almond, black coffee bitter, creamy.

  4. Jriip scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Batch 69, 61.2 ABV
    Tasted neat: Bold, oily, rich, viscous, extra crispy creme brûlée, dried fruits, caramel, subdued ethanol, the sherry is surprisingly subdued, long, long finish.

  5. Jolemann scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Oloroso Sherry, sweet and intense, dried fruits, oranges, apricots, chocolate, nuts, caramel, vanilla cream, oak
    • Taste
      93 93
      Intense, nutty, spicy, fruity, leathery, vanilla cream, caramel, peaches, oranges
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, strong, sweet, dried fruits, peaches, caramel

  6. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    spicy, alcoholic on the brandy, hazelnuts, candied fruit on the orange with the well-cooked and dried zest, toasted, it's dry too.
    Stuffy:
    the fire of alcohol as a starter (think of the drop of water); the fruits less marked than in the older batches, the oloroso less strong than the PX, in short, fruits soaked in alcohol, on candied cherries in brandy, on cooked mandarin, praline hazelnuts and spices, Christmas with dark chocolate shavings and peppercorns
    the dry woodiness with bitterness.
    Final:
    long, intense despite the young age; always this warmth that turns at the bottom of the palate with candied fruits, dry oak and cocoa, the gateway to the world of whisky always.

  7. amarinel scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    My first sherry bomb, which make me appreciate the complex but very well blended typical oloroso notes.
    The sweetness that is obviously clear is not overwhelming and the after taste is long and warm, without the alcohol ruining anything nevertheless high ABV

  8. peej84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. IgorNov scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. gman4405 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I' am writing this review in response to the immature review and posting by SAXATPHONE who rated this whisky @ 60 points which is utterly ridiculous and irresponsible to honest hearted whisky seekers looking for accurate reviews by mutual whisky appreciators. I suggest if SAXATPHONE rates this whisky as a putrid spirit maybe he should stick to wine or beer and leave this quality spirit to men who appreciate the flavors!......Slainte!

  11. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. ObiBramKenobi scored this whisky 77 points Newbie

    Nose is magnificent. Caramel, marzipan, vanilla, oak, praline.
    Taste: good complex, but not well balanced, the alcoholic overtone casts a shadow on the flavours. This is too strong for my opinion. It gets a lot better when you add water. The flavours open up and become softer and more balanced (however, it keeps its ragged edges, there is no smoothness). Taste: sherry, vanilla, oak, dried fruit, apricot and marzipan.
    It lingers for medium to long and leaves a medium sweet aftertaste. Would recommend but for people who like it very smooth.

  13. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  14. KB201 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The single malt a'bunadh 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.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Mixed spices, pralines and spicy oranges with intense notes of sherry.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy and full-bodied with sherry and oak as well as oranges and black cherries, with dried fruits, ginger and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long and tart-sweet, reminiscent of exotic spices, dark chocolate and oak.

  15. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Larry411 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Warm pecan pie with praline ice cream drizzled with warm honey, seasoned with bits of dehydrated dark cherries.

  17. Glenanalyser scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

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

  18. MelB scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    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!

  19. Hlektrion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  20. 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.

  21. Ulcinj scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  22. bikenerd did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  23. 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.



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    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.

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