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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #39

Overall rating
88.13/100
votes
117
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Casktype
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2012 2:24 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 142,72

13 × in wishlist

117 × member ratings

223 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #39

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.13 points

  1. Alois scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The Cherry is awesome!
    • Nose
      Blind tasting:

      Sherry. Dark fruits. Some oak. Cherrywater
    • Taste
      Cherry pure. Almond. 
    • Finish
      Middle with Cherry. Fullbodied.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Drunk this # 39 together with a # 23 and a # 53. Then it is noticeable that in terms of smell it is much less emphatic than the other batches. Also in the taste it is slightly less intense, less stimulating, which is softer / friendlier. Incidentally, in terms of taste more in line with the # 23 than with the # 53.
    • Nose
      Fruity, red fruit. Raisins. Somewhat sweet vanilla. Odor considerably less strong than other tried A'Bunadh batches.
    • Taste
      Warming, fruity, red fruit, chocolate. Relatively soft (given the Abv), less 'bomb' and stimulating than other batches. Full taste.
    • Finish
      Tall, fruity, dry. Full taste yet, soft.

  4. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Too bitter and too spicy (black pepper, coriander) for my taste, even after adding water. I would not pay 90€ for this bottle (price 2016) and buy two bottles of more recent, fruitier releases instead.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes of some years ago. 
    • Nose
      Winy (PX sherry), little vanilla, fruity (peach, orange, cooked plum and raisin), slightly oily (wax) and barley
    • Taste
      Hot, initially sweet but a little drying afterwards. Most dominant are the plums, raisins, orange and warming spices. 
    • Finish
      Long and lingering, from sweet to medium bitter, warming with soft spices and plenty of stewed fruits.

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Opeth83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If I compare this with the batch 49, I have to admit a slight preference for the 49. I find the 39 just a bit too "dark" on the nose. The fruity of the 49 is more appealing to me. For the rest this is just fantastic whisky for a nice price.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    http://www.worldwhiskybase.pl/a/40-aberlour/647-aberlour-a-bunadh-batch-39-59_80.html
    • Nose
      8,5 Słodka z nutami śliwki, wiśni, goździka oraz dębu z odrobiną jęczmienia i wanilii.
    • Taste
      8,5 Lekko ostra, słodka z nutami śliwki, wiśni i białej czekolady z odrobiną cynamonu, goździka oraz gałki muszkatołowej.
    • Finish
      8,6 Długi, rozgrzewający z nutami wiśni, kakao, wanilii i zboża ze szczyptą cynamonu oraz białego pieprzu.

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