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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
- 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!
- 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.
- IWC 2018 Whisky of the Year
Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 52
- Good, but only with water. 83 points.
Nutty, sprightly sherry bomb. Dried fruits. Water : Vanilla and dark toast with water.
Nut, alcohol, fruit.
Water : Now only something really comes around (apart from the alcohol). Trail mix, juicy oranges, plums, raisins. Chocolate and coffee.
Long, dry, nutty.
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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!
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.
Like Duracell it keeps going and going. Warming with lots of chocolate and spice.
- 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 ...
Pickig - fruity; Eagle owl paired with Aranzini, deep red fruit soaked in rum, wood polish, softwood (resin), adhesive full;
Hot - spicy and more glue! Rumfrüchte and again wood polish but then with nice red fruit note; resinous - edged - strong; finally cocoa powder;
Almost fiery, rich in content, long!
- Cafe de Toeter on 5 November 2017 with André
Fruit, explosion in your nose. Greengrocer. With water there, the same piece of opener. Sherry bomb, red fruit.
Wow, continues to amaze.
Hahaha, delicious. Really a bomb. Had actually forgotten how good it is.