Aberlour A'bunadh batch #50

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Batch 50
59.6 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
11 Dec 2014 6:20 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 85.87

22 × in wishlist

250 × member ratings

617 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #50

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sweet, cooked fruit, leather, warm bread, the nose evolves on prunes and intense sherry. On the palate, intense, very intense, with a little chocolate and a finish that evokes blackberry. A first addition of water brings the chocolate up to the nose. A second addition of water - yes, I am a rebel - gives the nose an interesting mix of fresh fruit and ripe fruit, with milk chocolate. The palate is now sweet, velvety, on sherry, not so spicy. Large and long finish.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another good A'bunadh, I recommend to all lovers of sherry, definitely; the bottle ends, it's time to order a fresh batch.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, slightly alcoholic, bitter chocolate, dried fruits - dried apricots, prunes, spicy wood, toffee, boiled condensed milk, dried mushrooms, caramel, pu er.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, sweet, with a tart oak shade, dried fruits, light metallic acidity, prunes, cocoa, cola, black pepper, candied ginger.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, burnt crackers, burnt caramel, sweet notes of dried fruit, ginger, red pepper, velvet beer.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    complex and cool
    needs water!
    man one man. The A'bunadhs are just great
    • Nose
      dark caramel, sherry, old wood, red fruit, slightly musty, the alcohol is pricking
      with water: wood notes become stronger, leather, licorice, plum
    • Taste
      oily and soft on the palate
      Raisins are increasing, slightly oak, sweet, spicy, spicy from alcohol, sherry, red fruit, old wood is getting stronger, coffee, dark chocolate
      with water: nutty, roasted aromas, dark Schoki becomes stronger
    • Finish
      Oak is increasing, sherry, bitter
      with water: slightly gum, espresso, bitter

  4. Obviousz scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    If you like sherry whiskies there's no way you can skip this one. It's an amazing sherry monster at a very reasonable price. You do need to take your time to figure out how much water you need. For me personally I tend to use a lot of water, 3+ teaspoons at least. This does change the way the whisky looks. I admit it doesn't look very tasty because the water makes it very cloudy and the sherry color turns brownish. Don't let this discourage you tho it tastes amazing and the fact that it turns this cloudy means that it's definitely not chill-filtered.
    • Nose
      Neat: Sweet and aromatic with alot of fruit but very spirit'ish due to the high abv. 

      With water: This whisky can take A LOT of water. With water it gets sweeter and sweeter, with like 40% water is becomes really sweet and candy like. Tons of red fruit, caramel, sherry, touch of ginger.
    • Taste
      Neat: You sense there's a lot in there, again sweet and fruity, but the high abv just hides most of it.

      With water: A true sherry bomb in the best sense of the word. This dram is a real explosion of dried red fruits, sherry, caramel and plenty of oak to compensate all this sherry creating a nice balance.
    • Finish
      Long full sweet and lingering. This dram lasts for quite a while and is very pleasant.

  5. 2791knarf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Cherry and raisin on the nose. Raspberry, chocolate and vanilla tones when tasting. Medium long woody finish.

  6. Koning scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The whisky delivers as a true sherry bomb, but has a refined and very nice praliné characte at the same time. It swims well with water, although it never loses it's sharp slightly immature edge .
    • Nose
      88 88
      This screams Belgian praline chocolate! Accompanied by sweet vanille, cherries, coffee, mint herbs and a whiff of tobacco.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Vanilla, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, raisins and orange. Still a bit sharp and peppery, even when water is added.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Milk chocolate with citrus fruits and sour cherries ending more 'dry' and nutty with just a whiff of smoke.

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. McMoulis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Round. Oranges, caramel, hazelnut and some cinnamon. Milk chocolate. Pickled cherries, a dash of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Cherry candies, lemon cake, fresh waffles with vanilla sugar. Peeled almonds. White pepper and a touch of vodka lemon.

  10. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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