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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #50

Overall rating 190 votes 86.47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010739261523
Added on
11 Dec 2014 6:35 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 63,48

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 78,99

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Member rates

510 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 21

Tastingtags

36 Notes

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
16 Nov 2017 3:30 pm
ctu gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Big sherry, orange peel, oak, honey, prune, prunes, rum raisin.

Taste

Toffee, oak, spices. Pepper and tobacco. Orange and prune.

Finish

Long, fruity, spicy.

Comments

The usual good A'bunadh quality, though in strength and complexity is a bit behind the others.

iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Review note
10 Nov 2017 10:32 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
82
Body
87
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
90
Dimitri
Ganga
Member Senior Ganga Review note
10 Sep 2017 1:33 am
Ganga gave this whisky 86 points

Add water if you must.  This is good stuff.  It has a slight rubber note but it is light enough.

Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
85
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
83
Presentation
83
Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
27 Jun 2017 12:37 pm
Cubey666 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
89
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
87
Presentation
87
My Collection
Ganga
Member Senior Ganga Review note
03 Jun 2017 11:26 pm
Ganga gave this whisky 86 points

I've always been a fan of the a'bunadh.  Some batches not as much as others.  This is neither among the elite nor the stinkers.  There are some sulfur notes in there but they don't bother me but if you are sensitive....

Weighted Rate
85.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
87
Finish
84
Price
86
Presentation
89
St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
17 May 2017 9:12 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

More modern-styled than some versions I had before. More dunnage warehouse, more oak, but still enough trademark orange fruitiness. Later, it gets sugared with dried fruit, honey, and cinnamon.

Taste

Oaky, but just before the edge of becoming too dominant. Further, there is still plenty of orange, milk chocolate, tobacco, prunes and cinnamon. Later, pepper kicks in as a prelude to the finish.

Finish

Mild, with soft spices (the pepper isn't that harsh as might be suspected), dried fruit, polished wood and medium dark chocolate.

Comments

Very solid!

Cheers! Paul
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
23 Mar 2017 9:40 pm

Doux, fruits cuits, cuir, pain chaud, le nez évolue sur les pruneaux et le sherry intense. En bouche, intense, très intense, avec un peu de chocolat et une finale qui évoque la mûre. Un premier ajout d'eau fait remonter le chocolat jusqu'au nez. Un deuxième ajout d'eau - oui, je suis un rebelle - donne au nez un mélange intéressant de fruits frais et de fruits mûrs, avec du chocolat au lait. La bouche est maintenant douce, veloutée, sur le sherry, pas si épicée. Finale ample et longue.

Enthousiasme 4/5

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yggr
Expert Junior yggr Review note
29 Dec 2016 9:06 pm
yggr gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
87
win some, loose some, its all the same to me.
Donwaldorf
Expert Senior Donwaldorf Tasting note
06 Nov 2016 1:12 pm
Donwaldorf gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Très puissant, très "alcooleux" puis viennent ensuite après quelques minutes des épices et des fruits secs ainsi que du raisin.

Taste

Trop puissant à mon goût, les saveurs sont absorbées par cette puissance... malheureusement... derrière cela on distingue encore et toujours les fruits secs, les épices et le caramel.

Finish

Un finish long et peu agréable.... le chêne est là mais vraiment pas appréciable....

Comments

Mon 1er A'Bunadh, j'en avais entendu énormément de bien mais je crois que ce batch est loin d'être le meilleur. Ma déception est grande !

Lucky28
Member Senior Lucky28 Review note
05 Aug 2016 10:44 pm
Lucky28 gave this whisky 87 points

Heerlijke zoete dram, toffee, vanille en iets kruidigs

Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
84

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