Aberlour A'bunadh batch #22

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry Butts
Batch 22
59.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
23 Jul 2008 9:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 250.00

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92 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #22

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.60 points

  1. HansG scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is something I can call it "Reference".

    It is a bottle below 200usd that can easily defeat most of its contemporary sherried single cask.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice, strong Aberlour, great batch!

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      Sherry flavors, fruits (raisins, oranges), some sulfur, spices;
    • Taste
      with water: equally powerful and fruity (ripe old grapes, oranges), full sherry aromas, spices (pepper, ginger), very balanced.
    • Finish
      medium to long with chocolate and oak; in the end fruity, a lot of sherry;

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    tasted side by side with batch 58, the new one was noticeably very pale in color, and the flavor of the new batch has a sweeter note (which i liked because it added a new dimension), but overall complexity was thin compared to the old bottling
    • Nose
      rich old sherry, grainy, woodsy, raisins, rich red fruits, cake, salt, plums, black grapes, cranberry, prunes, tobacco, nuts, grass
    • Taste
      thick, rich red fruits, spices, butter, malt, really grainy texture, syrup
    • Finish
      long, spices, rich red fruits, damp red wood, grass, light butter, plum, malt, tree sap, rich sugars at the back followed by long dark salted dried plums and fruits

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. tebond968 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Aberlour NAS 'A'bunadh', 59.3%, OB 2008, batch no 22 - Speyside
    Nose: imposed pears. Slightly acidic. What winey. Soft sherry. Turns into red fruit. All kinds of berries, but no sense to fish which. Strong taste, mouth filling. Sherry, fruit (apple), vanilla, caramel and slightly smoky. Beautiful balance bitter-sweet. Finish on bitter chocolate and spices. Remains smooth. Pleasant whisky. 81/100 http://onversneden.com/2009/12/03/abunadh/

  9. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      8,9 Delikatnie kwiatowa z nutami wiśni i słodu jęczmiennego ze szczyptą wanilii, cynamonu oraz kakao.
    • Taste
      8,9 Lekko pikantna z nutami wiśni, pomarańczy oraz ananasa ze szczyptą kakao, wanilii, goździka oraz cynamonu.
    • Finish
      9,0 Długi, rozgrzewający z nurami wiśni, śliwki oraz czerwonego grejpfruta z odrobiną cynamonu oraz białego pieprzu.

  10. TDMartijn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not spectacular but very nice on his time, fine example of a sherried whisky. Not the best A'bunadh though.
    • Nose
      Raisins, rum, chocolate, marzipan, roasted sugars. strong in alcohol which also remains after adding water.
    • Taste
      Rum/cognac, chocolate, raisins, nuts. With water: sweet in the beginning, little acidity in the aftertaste. Not unpleasant.
    • Finish
      Long, acidity remains a bit.


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