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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #49

Overall rating
86.78/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Sherry Butts
Casknumber
Batch 49
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
13 Mar 2015 8:44 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 137.47

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21 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #49

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another successful, good A'Bunadh!

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry flavors, fruits (apples, raisins), dried fruits, tobacco, leather;
    • Taste
      86 86
      with water: powerful, a lot of sherry, fruits (apples, grapes), on the palate peppery, dry;
    • Finish
      85 85
      long and spicy; getting dry;

  2. wbarchive_407045 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Tasted this along side the batch 56. They are both excellent drams, however this one showed a bit more character in my personal opinion. I bought it for 65 dollars at a local shop, a true bang for your buck, good job aberlour!
    • Nose
      lots of creamy figs, grapes, and pinapples in this. Heavily sherried, but not to much as to which it destroys the flavor. Hint of peppery tobacco and leather.
    • Taste
      This will put hair on your chest at 60.1% alcohol. Its really hot, but when you get past that (took a couple sips) it becomes a soft leathery taste, with dates and figs, notes of ginger and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Super long and very spicy with figs and oranges thrown in for good measure.

  3. Gris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Thank you Aberlour for offering us a so well balanced whisky! Victim of its success, this batch has become difficult to find (and if you do, the price will not be as great as it should), but the other batchs are of equal quality (or almost).

    For a price from 65 to 80€, depending on the shops, Aberlour A’Bunadh is for me a must-have, a safe bet and the ideal candidate when we do not really know what to offer to an amateur (beginner or enlightened). No risk with this one! http://www.justanotherdram.com/en/tasting-notes/aberlour-abunadh-batch-49-2.html
    • Nose
      As expected, with that kind of casks and its color, lot of sherry notes sherry. Very fruity, on dried figs and grapes in the foreground, then comes a touch of biscuit and oranges. Some pepper also. With a few drops of water, a touch of old leather and tobacco are also revealed.
    • Taste
      Well, with a degree of alcohol of 60.1%, we have to say that it is a drink for men (with all my respect, ladies ???? ). The advantage is that it easily supports the addition of a few drops of water to reveal some additional aromas (and another advantage is that it lets you more to drink). Neat, which is perfect too, it remains soft and spicy, with, again, these beautiful notes of dried fruits like dates and apricots. Still these grapes with a touch of ginger. Excellent! With some water, the leather comes back with notes of oranges, chocolate and tobacco. It’s great when water tastes that good! ????
    • Finish
      Looooong and spicy, with a hint of oranges. Some dryness, it must be because of the water: |

  4. Gris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Thank you Aberlour for offering us so well balanced whisky! Victim of its success, this batch has become difficult to find (and its price has generally doubled when it is found), but the other batches are of equal quality (or almost, but really little). For a price ranging from 65 to 80 € depending on the shops, Aberlour A'Bunadh is for me a must have, a safe bet and the ideal candidate when you do not really know what to offer to an amateur (beginner or enlightened) and that we are afraid of being wrong. To buy eyes closed so ????
    • Nose
      As you would expect given the barrels used and its color, it is in the middle of the sherry. Very fruity, on dried figs and grapes that arrive in the foreground, then come a touch of biscuit and oranges. A little peppered side also to raise everything. With a few drops of water a touch of old leather and tobacco are also revealed.
    • Taste
      Well, with a degree of alcohol of 60.1%, we must say what is, it is a drink of men (except your respect ladies: |). The advantage is that it easily supports the addition of a few drops of water to reveal some additional aromas (then suddenly, it's more to drink). As is, which is very good too, it remains soft and spicy, with again these beautiful notes of dried fruits like dates and apricots. Always these grapes accompanied by a touch of ginger. Excellent! With a little water, the leather comes back with notes of oranges, chocolate and tobacco. It's great when water intake works as well!
    • Finish
      Looooongue and spicy, with a hint of oranges. A little dry, it must be because of the water ????

  5. pelle86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

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