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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #49

Overall rating
87.97/100
votes
371
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Sherry Butts
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010739261523
Added on
04 Sep 2014 10:04 am by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 131.55

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371 × member ratings

865 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #49

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.97 points

  1. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose:
    He did not like it so much. The nose very closed, in the mouth too alcoholic. But the whisky opens up with water and becomes a nice young sherry barrel whisky.
    • Nose
      surprisingly shy in the beginning, then sweet sherry, liquorice, dark fruits, spices, quite alcoholic, but still not very responsive with the flavors. With water, the nose opens up and becomes nice and round.
    • Taste
      strong, warm, a lot of sherry, some oak, some licorice, then a bit tart. Very warm. With water, the oak comes through stronger, even a little salt. The whisky becomes very intense.
    • Finish
      still pretty warm, then comes beautiful oak, some gingerbread spice, almost a little Christmassy. More sweet than dry.

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Bretorianer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Maltsingler scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. 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!

  8. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2016/04/22/aberlour-abunadh-batch-49-2015-ob-601/
    • Nose
      N: il caro, vecchio sherry monster: nonostante la gradazione, l’alcol non respinge, piuttosto al massimo pare ‘chiudere’ leggermente, ma non fraintendiamoci – siamo comunque in un contesto di grandissima intensità. Sembra tutto bello ‘appiccicoso’: frutti di bosco lasciati a macerare nell’alcol, liquore alla ciliegia; cioccolato (proprio il mon cheri); caramello, chips di mele; confetti. Sembra molto ‘dolce’, e il malto è praticamente seppellito. Un senso caldo di legna tagliata, al sole, ed anche un che di mentolato, erbaceo, eucalipto. Con acqua, si apre decisamente un fronte agrumato (arancia, marmellata di) e finalmente esce bene il malto-Aberlour, bello biscottoso.
    • Taste
      P: senz’acqua è veramente estremo, e l’intensità è esplosiva, e l’alcol si impone con un sottofondo di note piccantissime e mentolate, piuttosto imponenti sulle prime. Frutta rossa e cioccolato, ma c’è anche un deciso ritorno di un malto biscottato e legno – infatti non è poi così dolce come ci aspettavamo. Con acqua, si fa più maltoso e anche un po’ più ‘amaro’: cresce il cioccolato fondente, crescono le note erbacee. Tante le spezie: chiodi di garofano uber alles.
    • Finish
      F: soprattutto con acqua, si dilungano le note più maltate e quelle più amaricanti, tra cioccolato fondente, tannini e un mero senso di frutta rossa.

  9. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very tasty and flavory sherry bomb. And a bang for your buck.

    Tasting note from August 2017.
    • Nose
      Strong sherry nose. Prune, figs, orangey notes, dried fruits, a bit of varnish.
    • Taste
      Punchy, sweet, fruity and spicy. Caramel, candied fruits and wood strawberries. Coffee and chocolate notes.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, drying.

  10. Simo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

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