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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #47

Overall rating
87.73/100
votes
317
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
Casknumber
Batch 47
Strength
60.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKPG 4000
Barcode
5010739261523
Added on
12 Jan 2014 4:47 pm by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 115.02

35 × in wishlist

317 × member ratings

803 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #47

66 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.73 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2020] I liked both A'bunadh batches 49 and 54 a lot so I welcome this opportunity to try a sample of no. 47 too (thanks VVP)...

    ...which is another fine and flawless A'bunadh edition but still I like nos. 49 & 54 better. They simply offer more interesting aromas and flavours than this edition but with respect to pure drinking pleasure this one is (almost) on eye-level. By the way, not a single trace of sulphur.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is chestnutoloroso sherry and the nose offers a bold and flawless modern sherry profile in the best tradition of the A'bunadh bottlings legacy. The sherry aromas are very strong but still there is some space for the Aberlour malt to shine through and the wood is appropriate in this context. The only thing missing is complexity but hey - this is young (underaged) stuff, where should any complexity come from?
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is sherry, sherry, sherry, wood, sherry, wood and some malt flavours. I would not call this balanced but the sherry is pretty nice and this dram is enjoyable to drink, so what to complain about? Easy drinking stuff, not more and not less... and it is greatly chewable when neat.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives very hot on the palate with significant peppery and chili moments and an okayish (but not great) coating effect. The finish is medium to long and adds some notes of milk chocolate before it turns more bitter towards the end (now the wood takes control). Water smoothes both nose and taste but to be honest: I like the raw power of the neat dram better.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    A very fine batch. Lite sweetness (but not too sweet) with 65% chocolate without being too heavy. Nice layers of medium to dark fruit almost no heat on the noise or palate. Very nice and rewarding. Especially in December. 

    Edit; The sweet-spot on this is 10-14 days after opening and drink until its gone within 2 months
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind Imp Action

    Tip: I really like it. Also the third Impo of Speedo convinced. So far, a really nice selection. Could have had it before, but unfortunately I can not really grab a distillery.

    Single Cask from the Sherrytonne (probably First Fill). Not so old, probably 10-15. I'm typing on Edradour, although there's a special note to my name. Or a signatory bottling from the "flower vase" of a Speysider. Maybe Glenrothes too? But it lacks the "earthy and musty" ...
    • Nose
      Slightly cool, the alcohol is there. I asked Speedo to label> 50% bottlings. What he did in this case too. Thanks a lot for this!
      Cherry, slightly malty, dried fruit: figs and raisins, vanilla, a little coffee or roasted aroma and also a hint of black tea
    • Taste
      Mouth: very fruity and sweet. The alcohol is not as strong as expected. On the contrary: well integrated as I think. The cherries are confirmed. Refreshment sticks (the orange ones)!
      Christmas cookies, a little cinnamon and fruit cake
    • Finish
      slightly dry, medium long and a touch of oak remains

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Compared to the last preceding batch in my collection, #44, this one makes a darker / treaclier impression again. 88/89.
    • Nose
      Dark cherry, raisin, prune, mocha, blackberry, pepper, apple, vanilla, cranberry, gingerbread, brown sugar and a little whiff of eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Raisin, mocha, dark cherry, prune, cranberry, orange, dark chocolate, apple syrup and cranberry. With water more prominent oak.
    • Finish
      Dark cherry, mocha, raisin, prune, apple syrup, orange, pepper and just a little mint.

  6. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Another one off the wishlist and it was everything I had heard and everything I expected it to be. I tried it straight, with whisky stones, with a drop of water and a bit of ice, all wonderful experiences. This has to be a must for your seasoned whisky drinker. This is in the 101 and the 1001 whiskies you must try before you die and well deserved.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    A fantastic whisky and an Easter present off my wife.
    • Nose
      A thick strong and wonderful nose of black forest fruits, vanilla, sarsaparilla, strawberry jam, baked beans and custard.
    • Taste
      Full bodied and thick and fruity. Nice and sweet with rhubarb and custard and summer fruit pudding.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, woody, astringent coating of the mouth with Strawberry jam on toast and raisins at the death.

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  10. ChrisE scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Very strong in the beginning. I gave it time, aerated it for two hours and was greatly rewarded. Beautiful scent, chocolate, caramel, dried dark fruits, vanilla.... Nice, coating mouthfeel, chocolate, dark fruits coming back again, some pears and coffee as well. An exceptional dram, lightens up a rainy day in November.
    Great value for money!

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