Aberlour A'bunadh batch #18

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry Butts
Batch 18
59.7 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 Dec 2008 4:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 179.00

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #18

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.31 points

  1. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2014/07/05/aberlour-abunadh-batch-18-2006-ob-597/
    • Nose
      N: alcol presente ma poco aggressivo. Rispetto ad altri Abunad’h assaggiati di recente questo ci pare un po’ più adulto e che la sua pur confessata gioventù sprofondi in un profilo sherried di prima classe. Sembra di pucciare la faccia nella marmellata di ciliegie, in un tripudio di frutta rossa. Punte bruciacchiate di caramello; uvetta e scorza d’arancia nel cioccolato. Si diceva però di uno sherry bello profondo: caffè, tabacco da sigaro… Insomma, una gran complessità avvolgente.
    • Taste
      P: ancora prevale l’impressione di non troppa gioventù. L’attacco è di grande coerenza e di grande intensità: ci sono ancora infatti una ciliegia e una frutta rossa marmellatosa da panico; esce poi alla grande l’arancia, vera sorpresa del palato. Cioccolato e amaretti. Rispetto al naso però, c’è maggior freschezza, con il malto che riesce a emergere, battagliando con lo sherry senza poi fondersi completamente; cosa che rimane forse la pecca maggiore di un palato altrimenti più che decoroso.
    • Finish
      F: medio lungo, intenso, malto e frutta rossa che replicano il balletto del palato.

  2. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    N: alcohol present but not aggressive. Compared to other Abunad'h tasted recently this seems a bit 'more adult and that his confessed youths sink into a sherried profile first class. It seems to pucciare the face in cherry jam, in a blaze of red fruit. Burnt caramel spikes; raisins and orange peel in chocolate. It was said, however, of a beautiful deep sherry: coffee, cigar tobacco ... In short, a great enveloping complexity. P: the impression of not too much youth prevails. The attack is of great consistency and of great intensity: there are still in fact a cherry and a panellanic red fruit from panic; then the orange comes out great, a true surprise of the palate. Chocolate and amaretti. However, compared to the nose, there is more freshness, with the malt that manages to emerge, battling with the sherry without then merging completely; what remains perhaps the biggest flaw of a palate otherwise more than decent. F: medium-long, intense, malt and red fruit that replicate the palate's ballet. Excellent, as written it seems more 'dense', more full-bodied and balanced compared to other versions; in any case, a whisky in no uncertain terms that will seduce those who are fetishists of a marching and aggressive sherry. http://whiskyfacile.com/2014/07/05/aberlour-abunadh-batch-18-2006-ob-597/

  3. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      8,8 Trochę niczym sok z wiśni z odrobiną miodu, orzecha, kakao oraz toffi z akcentem koszonej trawy.
    • Taste
      8,8 Lekko pikantna z akcentem wiśni, ananasa i cynamonu ze szczyptą wanilii oraz imbiru.
    • Finish
      8,9 Długi pikantny z nutami wiśni, mandarynki oraz miodu pszczelego ze szczyptą soli i czarnego pieprzu.

  4. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A good balanced sherry monster!

  5. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I Love the power of Aberlour! It has great taste of sherry and fruits.

    This also is a powerful scotch so I don`t recommend it to new whisky

    users. It is good to gain a palate that recognizes the difference

    between cask strength and some that are less ABV like 40% or 43%.


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