Aberlour A'bunadh batch #39

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
Batch 39
59.8 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2012 12:35 am
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 84.90

8 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #39

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.97 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Again a great
    a’bunadh, although it does not reach the same intensity as previous batch in my
    humble opinion. I prefer batches 8, 19 and 24 to this one.
    • Nose
      The nose reminds me
      of oranges that have been drenched in red port. Something of candied figs as
      well. Honeysweet with some dark chocolate, cloves and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Sturdy arrival, which
      comes as no surprise. Clear sherry influence in the shape of figs and raisins,
      orange marmalade and red fruit in a stew. Chocolate reappears, but less
      pronounced than on the nose. Nutmeg and a leaf of mint kick in. Pear syrup.
      Very intense taste, yet quaffable without water if you take small sips.
    • Finish
      The finish is extremely long, spicy and warming, but remains honeysweet.
      Of course, I would almost add.

  2. TDMartijn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great value for money and well recommended!
    • Nose
      Super sweet, winey with fresh orange. Clean as a whistle. Water softens it and gives it charm. 
    • Taste
      Sherry; dark chocolate, mint, nutmeg, nuts. Figs and sultanas.
    • Finish
      Sweet and woody with light (coal-fire)smoke traces.

  3. Max Power scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. Max Power scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    A great and in the true sense of the word presiwerter whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet fruits, dark, heavy and ripe.
    • Taste
      Milk chocolate, fruit compote, incredibly full and intense. Needs Waser. Caramel and slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      Warm, long and very pleasant.


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