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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #45

Overall rating
86.73/100
votes
239
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
Strength
60.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
18 Mar 2013 8:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 134,69

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239 × member ratings

510 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #45

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.73 points

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky, sherry monster!
    • Nose
      Winey and clammy with sweetness. Unlike Batch # 31, notes of fermented fruit appeared, the aroma became more dominated by bread and nut tones, the influence of citruses increased, raisins were replaced by prunes, and instead of honey syrup, caramel tones appeared. Apricot jam, vanilla, cream and oak - remained unchanged.
    • Taste
      Sweet and burning. Unlike the first sample, it contains more ginger and citruses. Chocolate shades have become more like coffee or even cocoa. There are also a lot of apple seeds and oak bark. In general, for some reason, the taste as a whole seemed sharper to me.
    • Finish
      Long enough. At the beginning there is a lot of caramel sweets, honey, chocolate, followed by nutty, bread notes and spices. At the end are oak bark and oranges.

  2. whiskyd scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. vredensever scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is thick, sweet: sherry, many berries (ripe currants, tart cherry, raspberry jam), gum, resinous tree, dried fruits (figs, prunes), butter, a little bit of minerality. The taste is rich, sweet, sherry: berry jam, dried fruits in abundance, spicy spices, sponge cake with creamy cream, astringent oak with light bitterness, a hint of tablet minerality. Aftertaste : sherry notes, berry jam, dried fruits, sweet pastries, a hint of tobacco, astringent oak. Conclusion . Attractive sherry monster with good strength. Not outstanding from the A'bunadh family, but well built and bright. I like. Score 88 (n23t22f21b22).

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very strong, spicy-fresh sherry, but not grown-old. Nice, but I do not break the hype here.
    • Nose
      Chocolates, sherry, quite full, oranges, spices, hints of dates, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Full, dense sherry, bitter orange, cherry, dark chocolate, egg, gentle spice, ginger
    • Finish
      Spicy, long, ginger, mocha, oak, cherry pits

  6. huggy bear scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is the epitome of a sherry bomb. Huge notes and that lovely dry gunpowdery sherry. I did find a bit of a bite to this, but nothing that would put me off from the massive flavours this thing is dishing out. This really is top class whisky .
    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/07/29/aberlour-abunadh-batch-45/
    • Nose
      Dirty sherry. Red fruits. Raspberry vinegar. Bit of nutty funk. Espresso. Ruby grapefruit.
    • Taste
      Nutty sherry, quite rich. Oranges. Milk chocolate. Matches.
    • Finish
      Long. Matches. Espresso. Slight dry, but a good dose of juicy red fruits.

  8. Kostya scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    sherry
    bomb, definitely well made, relatively young and fresh
    • Nose
      (neat) raisins, plum jam, mixed
      fruits preserve, slightly dusty                                                                                           (water) dense, sweet sherried style,
      baked apple, berries, orange
    • Taste
      (neat) very rich, sweet, sour
      cherry syrup, raisins                    (water) treacle, anise, a bit spirity
      and young, heavily cooked fruits
    • Finish
      medium to long, sweet-to-sour,
      raisins

  9. hettrum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Maczet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      84 84

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