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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #52

Overall rating
87.81/100
votes
132
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Strength
60.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
09 Sep 2015 9:00 pm by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 142,23

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132 × member ratings

303 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #52

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.81 points

  1. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This one really need some water required to fully come to it's right,  and then it's really amazing..!! Exeptional quality and balance, for me a similar level / same quality as #49..! Recommended!

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: shoe polish and wood filler paste, dades, figs, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg and chili spices.

    Taste: very bold, everything at once - figs, all kinds of dried fruits, cinnamon, sherry sweetness, dark chocolate. Also there's a clear harshness which could be contributed to the very high ABV, but I'm getting a clear impression that there's a lot of (very) young whisky being used for this.

    Furthermore a very long finish with dark chocolate, almonds, toffee notes and a nutmeg like spiciness.

    Overall a very full tasting flavour bomb which steers away a bit to much from what I consider great whisky. It's good but could use some finesse instead of just punching me in the face.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Classic!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. thomasflsts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. WHISKY BEAKER scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    IWC 2018 Whisky of the Year

    Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 52 

    97.4 points
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good, but only with water. 83 points.
    • Nose
      Nutty, sprightly sherry bomb. Dried fruits. Water : Vanilla and dark toast with water.
    • Taste
      Nut, alcohol, fruit.
      Water : Now only something really comes around (apart from the alcohol). Trail mix, juicy oranges, plums, raisins. Chocolate and coffee.
    • Finish
      Long, dry, nutty.

  7. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Small Batch, 100% first fill Oloroso Sherry Casks, Cask Strength! - still the best buy on the market when it comes to sherry bombs!
    • Nose
      Alcohol strength is obvious, needs a good breathe to open. Ahhh there we go, sweet and fruity, has a smell of jam with chocolate. Caramel, a warm Christmas cake with dates, figs, marzipan. With water comes in some rubber. Bicycle handle bars and some tyres. Throw in a little burnt sugar and there goes a great nose!
    • Taste
      Fruity, strawberries on the tongue with some added hints of sweet raspberries. Mouth-watering deliciously sweet and rich. Sweet and spicy, plenty of cinnamon and ginger here with those dates and figs from the palate making a reappearance. 
    • Finish
      Like Duracell it keeps going and going. Warming with lots of chocolate and spice.

  8. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Mighty Sherrymalt, but too little fruit and too much glue for a very high rating, but still pretty okay, like so many A'bunadh's ...
    • Nose
      Pickig - fruity; Eagle owl paired with Aranzini, deep red fruit soaked in rum, wood polish, softwood (resin), adhesive full;
    • Taste
      Hot - spicy and more glue! Rumfrüchte and again wood polish but then with nice red fruit note; resinous - edged - strong; finally cocoa powder;
    • Finish
      Almost fiery, rich in content, long!

  10. jhut scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Cafe de Toeter on 5 November 2017 with André
    • Nose
      Fruit, explosion in your nose. Greengrocer. With water there, the same piece of opener. Sherry bomb, red fruit.
    • Taste
      Wow, continues to amaze.
    • Finish
      Hahaha, delicious. Really a bomb. Had actually forgotten how good it is.

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