Aberlour A'bunadh batch #17

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry Butts
Batch 17
60.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
23 Jul 2008 9:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 399.00

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71 × member ratings

149 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #17

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.12 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    batch 17!
    • Nose
      bois un peu détrempé
      caramel un peu cuit
      raisins secs,autres fruits confits et macérés
      un peu de chocolat noir!
    • Taste
      les fruits cuits à nouveau ,de la moisissure ,des épices poivrées,du bois détrempé et séché!
      du caramel toasté,voir grillé,du cacao maigre,un peu de vanille cuite aussi!
    • Finish
      le bon côté ,c'est que c'est simple ,mais c'est long!
      sur épices,bois,fruits un peu pourris et desséchés,mêmes senteurs qui perdurent.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful batch - a powerful, rich, a lot of oak, but successfully entered into the overall picture, a complex and multifaceted flavor, a relatively dry taste / aftertaste with kvasno-beer motifs against the background of sherry components, very good.
    • Nose
      Soft, calm, dried fruits, freshly processed wood, shavings from Kokhinor pencils, stain, sweetened grapes, raisins, dates, some earthy notes and mold, dried mushrooms, very dense and varied.
    • Taste
      Thick, spicy-oak, fairly dry, peppery wave, creamy notes, concentrated milk, very little burnt sugar, rye bread rusks, kvass concentrate, dark beer.
    • Finish
      Spicy, pepper-oak, stout, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, a little raisins and dried apricots in the background, fondant, light acidity - lemon in tea, red currant, kiwi.

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Did this old batch h2h with a newer one, #58. The differences are pretty immense...
    The nose of #17 way fresh fruitier and sweet/floral, where ripe fruits and prunes dominate #58.
    In body the same, #17 has more light red fruits then #58, with the darker and ripe fruits.
    The finish of #58 has more power left, with same ripe fruits, less bitterness then #17.
    Batch #17 definately way more attractive, beautiful dram, only finish scores a little lower because of the bitter notes that take over a little bit too much.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very fruity, sweet. Berries, some candy-like sweetness, very floral as well. Caramel and milkchocolate. No trace of pickering alcohol.
      Really lovely nose.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very powerful, full bodied. Intense fruitiness, berries, chocolate. Some autumn-like influences. thick structure.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Now way more smoother, still full, sweet and fruity, but now more bitterness, wood clearly. Pretty long.

  4. wbarchive_407045 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    The best batch Ive had to date (Batch 30 is coming next month, and I can't wait). Would not recommend it to new drinkers as its 60% ABV, however if you want more hair, this is the one!
    • Nose
      A lot more calm than the other 2 (56 and 49) releases I had, very dry fruit, wooden stain, rasins, dirty notes to it as well. Very fresh and clean.
    • Taste
      Very thick, oakiness, pepper, sugar (burnt a little maybe?), creamy, chamomile tea? IPA taste in there as well.
    • Finish
      HEAVY CINNAMON! dried fruit comes back, shorter than the other batches, however still in your mouth for a while, kiwi and pineapple.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      8,5 Delikatnie kwiatowa oraz dymna z nutami wiśni i gałki muszkatołowej z odrobiną słodu jęczmiennego.
    • Taste
      8,4 Lekko dymna z nutami dżemu z wiśni oraz śliwek z odrobiną kakao i imbiru.
    • Finish
      8,4 Dobrej długości, ciepły z nutami wiśni ze szczyptą wanilii, białego pieprzu oraz soli.

  7. 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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