- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Oloroso Sherry Casks
- Batch 40
- 60.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 03 Jun 2012 1:27 pm
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63 × member ratings
138 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #40
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.79 points
- C: A very deep color, intense Amber.
N: Immediately it gives off a soft and sweet fragrance. Sweety notes: chocolate, marron glacé and cherries obviously. Then a soft glazed note and an hazelnut touch. Through the time it changes and mantains a soft and sweet note, cherries and chocolate seeds are persistent. It becomes a little drier and with a bit of seasoned wood, anciant forniture.
P: It shows an interesting strong nature. Tongue and mouth are both permeate by a bully spicy, first at all it’s something about ginger and then black pepper, even after a few days opening. Relative bitter, soft woody note with berries, blackberry,for the most of that, and cherry.
F: An huge deep ad libitum final, passing from the wood bitter notes to the cherry one, and finally to the berries as well, leaving an anesthetized palate.
Cask strenght, non-chill filtred, sherry monster. This is not an half-ways Whisky, a natural expression of a distillery and a solid point of reference.
- One of the worst batches
dark honey, oak, pungent, cloves, gum, acetone, cereals
very long, spicy
8,4 Lekko dymna z nutami wiśni i moreli z odrobiną cynamonu kakao, wanilii oraz gałki muszkatołowej.
8,3 Delikatnie ostra z nutami śliwki oraz wiśni z odrobiną goździka, cynamonu i białego pieprzu.
8,3 Dobrej długości, ciepły z nutami dębu i wiśni z odrobiną imbiru oraz ciemnej gorzkiej czekolady.
- Sharp alcoholic nose, sulphur, some sherry,
On the palate even worse alcohol, but without the great sherry cask background I used to love. Somewhat spicy, sulphury - where are the pleasant a'bunadh aromas with strong oloroso sherry tones?!
Seriously, this is one terrible a'bunadh, which retains some of its dignity only in comparison with other (worse) malts out there, but pales in comparison to all the older versions I've tried, and from what I heard it got better again after batch #40 as well.
I'd still recommend Aberlour a'bunadh, but do yourself a favor and avoid this instance. Try local shops for older batches, I got a #33 shortly after, which was quite alright.
- Single dram note. Blind tasting.
some sherry, rubber, wood, spicey (82)
syrupy sweet, sherry, rubber. (82)
more somewhat disjointed sherry, wood, rubber & wood, with a hint of plastic/soap. (83)
- It`s true. This one (and I heard Batch 41 too) have their troubles. Harsh and Sulphury. Lot`s of toast. Not very nice. But hey still 82 points, better than a lot of other bottles. For the time being. Let this one sit and pick yourself another one.
- Got this bottle today and was expecting something bad as a result of so many comments on the web... However I cannot say these comments reflect accurately on what I perceive myself in the glass. Granted, the nose isn`t terrific in any way and the spirit is present, although it is not soapy but woody, which is what I`d expect from a 60% alc. by vol. whisky honestly. This bottle deserves its chance, let the alcool open in your glass, add a few drops of water, and it`ll make every comment hopefully incorrect.
- I can only give Chereokee totally right, its realy BAD, hope not to see many of so pour quality