Aberlour A'bunadh batch #32

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
60.4 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2010 4:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 128.33

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #32

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry monster. A touch of red wine, hint of grass, some oak. Quite a alcohol burn to go through tough. Some spices and nettle tea. With water (9ml on 30ml sample): more wood and some spice. Yet still a sherry monster. hint of shoe polish.

    Taste: Dark chocolate arrival, burst of sherry notes, sweetness of the oak, some nuts, five spice, cinnamon, pepper. With water: everything gets more developed and a less aggressive.

    Body: Full and rounded. a bit oily but only when you add water

    Finish: long: Heavy sherry. Some chocolate, dark leather notes, hint of tobacco.

    Price: This one is twice the original price (50 euro's) nowadays, a bit exaggerated.

    Presentation: This was a sample, but all recent bottles are decent. 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      8,4 Słodka z nutami wiśni w czekoladzie z odrobiną cynamonu, wanilii oraz gałki muszkatołowej z akcentem beczki dębowej.
    • Taste
      8,4 Lekko cierpka z nutami wiśni, śliwki oraz agrestu z odrobiną kakao i cynamonu.
    • Finish
      8,5 Dobrej długości, ciepły z nurami wiśni oraz pomarańczy z odrobiną białego pieprzu oraz gałki muszkatołowej.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Ripe plum, cherry, orange Tic-Tac, toffee, raisin, dried apricot, leather, milk chocolate, vanilla, lime, liquorice and honey. A very rich nose that gives a more mature impression than the whisky's actual age.
    • Taste
      Orange, toffee, cherry, marshmallow, raspberry, prune, raisin, mocha and citrus. A lot less mature than the nose, but still very enjoyable.
    • Finish
      Caramel, orange, almond, cherry and a whiff of smoke.

  4. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Young, fiery and long in the mouth. Not complex but easily drinkable. A beautiful batch.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits (walnut wine), red fruits (strawberries and grenadine), figs. We feel the influence of a sherry cask but we also feel the wood with a lot of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Powerful, sweet. On grenadine.
    • Finish

  5. D3US scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A'bunadh has always been one of my all time favorites and this is no different. Fantastic stuff and I'll never tire of this. 
    • Nose
      Chocolate is the first thing I get. Heavy, dry sherry and oaky sharpness. Cinnamon spice, coffee liqueur, dark cooked fruits, raisins and lots of spice.
    • Taste
      So very dry, but after the gums and tongue regain sense, mouth watering to no end. That's when an explosion of sweet flavors comes out; Cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, dark sweet fruits, malt, coffee, leather, maybe even some faint mint. 
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, lovely. Drying sherry, chocolate and caramel sweetness, the fruits are more winey now, raisins, cherries and grapes. 

  6. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A real delightful sherry beast! Very full and rounded balance.

    A little water makes it even better!

  7. TheNose scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: chocolat, toffee, farnish, dried prunes, some tobacco (pipe)

    Taste: raisins, coffee, orange peel, spicy, 

    Finish: long, drying

  8. Jonkers scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    What a whisky ! It's almost too bad to share this whisky with other people, even with your best friends. You would prefer to drink it all by yourself....but civilisation and politeness tells you NOT to do it. Wished I was NOT civilized and NOT polite...
    • Nose
      After the strong alcohol: lots of sherry. Slightly malty, vanilla honey and oak.
      After adding 3 teaspoons of water: Sherry, malt and hints of vanilla and white chocolate.
    • Taste
      Liquorice is strongly present. After the "alcohol-explosion" sherry appears, accompanied by honey. Very mouthfilling !
      After adding 3 teaspoons of water: a not expected softness because of the high alcoholpercentage (60!). Clearly honey and sherry but also hints of liquorice and banana. Light peppery.
    • Finish
      Pepper !! Then liquorice and then sherry and honey.
      After adding 3 teaspoons of water: slightly bitter and peppery. After that a very pleasant sweetness. Honey and custard and in the end butter candies. Longlasting.

  9. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This was the first release I found with the new one piece label. Anything over 60% is going to be well worth its weight in gold. The work it must take to get this color consistently awesome. The taste is amazing and the trick is to sip a mouthful and let the alcohol vapors escape while not spilling any on yourself and let it relax in side for a minute or two and then slowly sip it down and watch its complexity start to come alive. 

  10. Lafroy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Seems to be sourer as compared to early batches. Very complex, one of these whiskies you´ve got to have at home.
    • Nose
      Raisins, dried fruits, cheesecake, cherry compote, lots of vanilla, hints of citrus and slight notes of fingernail polish. It seems to be very deep and sweet. Dark chocolate is also noticeable.
    • Taste
      A little sour at the beginning, with hints of citrus, deep sweetness, vanilla, roots, some dryness and prunes. Cheery in chocolate accompany the taste at all times.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet and dry with cherry to it, hints of roots, delicate pepper and prunes.


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