- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Sherry Butts
- 59.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 02 Nov 2015 10:04 am by arnaud89
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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #53
40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.05 points
- Good? Yes. Decent value for money? Totally. However, this is not for the faint-hearted. Strong-willed and quite aggressive.
Extremely sweet (cotton candy, marzipan), but there's a slight tartness as well. Also, plenty of cocoa powder, followed by some bung cloth. A hint of charred orange peel and rum-soaked raisins.
Spicy (black and chili pepper), and with a fair amount of new oak as well, yet sweet. Orange juice, chocolate and raisins.
Lingering spices, and finally some sweetness again. Long.
- Got a sample from a friend.
Had it neat, found it great.
Full sherry flavour, very complex on both nose and taste.
Robust, heavy, very present and takes charge of your senses..
- Great, intense A # Bunadh, great batch,
very dark [color] copper to mahogany;
Price-performance = top!
heavy dark fruit (berries, dates), tobacco, seasoning, oak;
with water: strong, spicy, voluminous, dark honey, sherry, nuts, dates, blood oranges, tobacco, spices, a lot of oak, complex;
long, spicy, dark chocolate, oak, astringent;
- I now understand why A'bunadh tastes so good to so many. A first-class sherry board. Without water, it can hardly be tamed in the mouth. With the right water mixture, it is very pleasing. The sherry is still omnipresent. But not so oppressive anymore. It is really a great malt. If I had to choose an Aberlour, the A'bunadh would be my choice.
The color is like the first smell impression! Intensive. An intensely dark amber, almost metallic copper. Without adding water, the nose gets an extreme sherry slap. Leather. Old leather and a pungent alcohol influence that is reminiscent of a stain. The term sherry board is certainly appropriate here. Behind the brutal sherry note comes something like orange zest after a few minutes. The undiluted nose is very nice. With a few drops of water, the sharpness decreases significantly. It becomes calmer and more balanced. The leathery sherry becomes a dark fruity, dried fruit-like note. The orange comes out more.
You can feel the full force of alcohol undiluted! Salivation begins immediately. Noticeable burning sensation in the mouth. The sherry appears behind it. Spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon can also be tasted. It becomes softer with water. Sweetness builds up in the mouth right at the beginning. Plum jam, Powidl in Austria, is available. The spices are still present.
Without water it ends vigorously. Remains a maximum of medium length as a dark chocolate impression. The finish is also more pleasant with water. In addition to the bitter nuances, there are a few fruity flavors. The malt remains present longer.
- The A'bunadh are awesome and this one (# 53) is the best of the # 50 series for me personally.
- A'bunadh is a safe bank - not always the same, but always (almost) equally delicious.
For 'nen a'bunadh right' light ', so not so heavy sweet syrup or chocolate ... but bright Trockenirgendwasfrüchte, I'm not sure, figs? Apricots? ... and more sawdust than old oak, white pepper
fat, sweet juice, mixture of chocolate syrup, plum juice and sugar beet syrup with neat pepper, delicious, and here then the "old wood"
the syrup mixture remains for a short time, then pleasantly warm and pepper-hot for a long time
Powerful, at first slightly alcoholic. Fresh wood, lollipops, dry sherry, dried apricots, dried cherries, dried apple, prunes, liquorice, rich pastries, very delicate notes of the carpentry workshop, easy fragrance. 22
Full-bodied, moderately dry, powerful. Black pepper, oriental spices, oak tannins, plum, apricot and apple jam, fruit lozenges, apple pastila. 22
Medium in length, tannic, smoothly fading. 21
Delicious, although not the most difficult sherry, "burly". Balance 22
- for friends of sherry - I miss Islay
flowery, rose water, orange peel, marzipan sweetness, and dried cherry, honey, tobacco
fruity, red and orange fruits, sweet and sour, strong dryness, flattering spiciness
- [September, 2016] Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 50 Euro in August, 2016.
In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. My notes state "easy sippable".