Aberlour A'bunadh batch #49

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry Butts
Batch 49
60.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LKPH 2400
Added on
04 Sep 2014 10:04 am by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 144.82

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409 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #49

83 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.83 points

  1. Whisky101 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A really interesting dram and one that changes over time if you let it open up. It is quite a complex dram but you have to spend time with it and really search into the depths of what it has to offer. 

    If you love a sherry whisky, then you love Abunadh. 
    • Nose
      Be careful with the strength, as the nose is very lively. Dried fruits, candied fruits, nuts, grassy notes oils and old wood.
    • Taste
      Chocolate, nuttiness and fruit cake. The sweetness from cooked fruit (stewed plums or maybe prunes). This can take a lot of water. The water brings out the wood notes, oranges and enhances the sherry hit.
    • Finish
      Even with a lot of water, the finish is long and sherry all the way!

  2. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A fine dram of Aberlour Abunadh, that gives you a typical Aberlour sherry bomb flavour profile. Dark red fruits, oak and a big spice boost.

  3. Teomarg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Did this one in a h-3-h with batch 47 en 52. This 49 is the smoothest, more on fruits and less on leather. Also more floral than the others, and although quite similar, the best of the three.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity, red fruits, raspberry, also some floral elements, later on some slight hints of leather, but also washing powder. Only a little alcohol, also some orange.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Surprisingly smooth, full taste, only a little tingling. Floral, light red fruits, berries, raspberry. Some orange and honey as well.
    • Finish
      89 89
      A lot of blue berries now, smooth. Full taste, long finish. A bit drying mouthfeel.

  5. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Sherry (87)
    • Nose
      Cherry, wood, mushrooms, leather and caramel (21)
    • Taste
      Cherry, caramel, wood, varnish (22)
    • Finish
      Chocolate finish, caramels and dates, tobacco and wood (22)

  6. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Thick sherry sweetness. Sweetened raisins. Some leather and blueberry liqueur. A bit of tart wood and gingerbread spices. The alcohol is very restrained. Tart blackberries in the background.
      Very nice nose.
    • Taste
      Slightly dry, tart-sweet start. The alcohol is now developing properly. Bizzling in the mouth. Sour cherries, hints of tobacco and bitter walnuts. Nutmeg and blackberries. Has something of mulled wine and Christmas market.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Slightly light fruitiness in combination with tart, dark berries. Then becomes nicely spicy and brings dryness with it.

  7. Gilles_V scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Review of a bottle opened in 2015 (score 91 points in 2015).
    The nose is the strong point. Absolutely magnificent for a whisky lover aged in sherry barrels.
    For the price at the time, it was an absolute MUST. What made that Aberlour arrived in the big leagues.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sherry and chocolate.
      A lot of chocolate.
      Alcohol that can be tamed by adding water.
      Deep and greedy.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A little dry and alcoholic. Probably the result of a certain youth.
      But the chocolate is there.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long. Spicy. Nuts. Cocoa.

  8. Portfolioman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very appealing whisky, qualitatively beyond any doubt, if it is enjoyed pure.
    Absolutely drink undiluted, otherwise he clearly loses!

    Rating expressly refers to the undiluted product!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry, heavy, sweet raisins, peach compote
    • Taste
      88 88
      without water:
      strong, concise alcohol, creamy, raisin-sweet; little oak, tends to pencil shavings

      with water:
      loses significantly; peppery-spicy alcohol note, sweetness recedes, young whisky with a metallic taste
    • Finish
      82 82
      warm, sweet, long lasting

  9. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


  10. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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