Aberlour A'bunadh batch #38

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
First Fill Oloroso Sherry Butts
Batch 38
60.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 dec 2011 2:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 116.63

9 × in wishlist

108 × member ratings

213 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #38

11 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.21 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately only shortened Stammtisch notes were available, was a surprisingly pleasing batch of the Aberlour, which I didn't like very often in other batch numbers.
    • Nose
      Orange peel, blood orange, cinnamon, milk chocolate, grapefruit and nutmeg
    • Taste
      Black pepper, clove, black bread, black cherry, walnut
    • Finish

  2. Ra_Di scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 11insomnium scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nosing: Fresh, strong alcohol, spicy, some mint, full of sherry with raisins, fresh and young barrels

    Tasting: intense sherry and sweetness, oily, warming and strong alcohol

    With water: Significant sweetness, pleasant, wonderful sherry, spicy and not dry, light mint again

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      8,5 Delikatnie kwiatowa z nutami wiśni, kakao i tytoniu z odrobiną dębu, orzecha oraz imbiru.
    • Taste
      8,6 Słodka, lekko ostra z nutami wiśni, śliwki oraz jabłka z odrobiną goździka, cynamonu oraz białego pieprzu.
    • Finish
      8,6 Długi, ciepły z nutami wiśni, ananasa oraz słodu jęczmiennego ze szczyptą imbiru, wanilii i cynamonu.

  6. The_Sam scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Longest running batch-wise distillery bottlings. Ever.
    Batches can very significantly. This is a good batch. There have been better ones, and lesser ones. Interesting!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Intense nose, taste and finish. And a lot of it. Look for a good batch, and buy!!!
    • Nose
      w/o water: alcohol, dark chocolate. Oranges. Dark fruits.
      avoury herbs.

      w/ water: Toned down, but with more definition. Chocolate, Citrus, soaked/canned dark fruits. Buttery. Hot spices.
    • Taste
      w/o water - sweet fruit arrival. Alcohol development to warm ripe fruit.

      w/ water - beautiful, soft fruits arrival. Develops into clearly defined citrus and sweet oranges.
    • Finish
      Warm finish of sweet oranges, bitter citrus, sherry, chocolate. And long. Very VERY long.

  9. Nethar did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I liked batch 37 more
    • Nose
      fresh, citrus, orange, quickly changing into something sweet and spicy, leather, gingerbread
    • Taste
      sweet and strong alcohol
    • Finish
      sweet and woody with smoke traces

  10. Furtia did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Color: Deep amber
    Nose: Powerful sherry start. Rich on dried
    and ripe fruit, earth, oak, pepper, sultanas, figs, malt sweetness,
    tangerines. Needs a couple of minutes to settle and open properly.       

    Taste: Sweet, smooth and oily. Very good! Nuts,
    almonds, ripe fruit, cherry, pepper, caramel, vanilla. After some
    minutes herbal notes and spice begin to be more prominent: black and
    white pepper, nutmeg, pine needles and tobacco leaves. With water it
    gets more custardy and herbal. Complex and rich.
    Finish: Medium-length Mon Chéri`ed finish. Vinous and spicy. Very enjoyable in general.Needs a couple of minutes to open up. Better with water, it wipes out its sourest tinges.

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  11. Lafroy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    "One of the most stunning ongoing batch releases in the whisky world, and

    certainly one of the best value-for-money buys out there. Aberlour`s

    incredible a`Bunadh is aged in first fill Oloroso sherry butts, and it`s

    bottled a ludicrously intense cask strength. Like drinking a spicy, hot

    mince pie! This is batch 38..."

  13. 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%.


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