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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #54

Overall rating 126 votes 87.34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Sherry Butts
Strength
60.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
11 Jan 2016 10:27 am by FuriousRS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Member rates

355 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

25 Notes

Wiz
Expert Junior Wiz Review note
11 Aug 2017 10:53 am
Wiz gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
88
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
17 Jun 2017 7:09 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

The nose is honeysweet and reminds me more of a GlenDronach than an a’bunadh at first. I get loads of toffee, white chocolate, cranberries and rose water, drenched in orange juice. But there are hardly any of the typical dark sherry hints such as plums, dades or raisins. Nevertheless, this is a very inviting and lovely nose, do not get me wrong. But surprisingly different from what I expect from an a’bunadh.

Taste

On the palate it is – obviously – a big boy. The high ABV makes me gasp for breath. Again cranberries and oranges, upholstered with nutmeg, pepper and some cocoa. Good, but not overly complex.

Finish

The finish is medium long and offers some peach.

Comments

The influence of the sherry cask was clearly a lot less than on earlier batches, but it remains one helluva dram. The price may vary though… from 50 to 70 EUR.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
mer1973
Expert Senior mer1973 Review note
11 Jun 2017 11:18 am
mer1973 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
87
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
26 May 2017 10:37 am
Calmar gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Плотный, сухой, пряная древесина, сухофрукты, чай (сухой), мебельный лак, коробка от сигар, трубочный табак, сушёные грибы, подвяленый виноград.

Taste

Мощный, насыщенный, жжёные сухари, пряный дуб, лёгкая перечность, сухофрукты.

Finish

Пряное, сухофрукты, лёгкие перечные нотки, сливочные тона, жжёные сухари, помадка, дуб.

Comments

Ну что, конвейер хересных монстриков продолжает выпуск продукции, данный батч весьма неплох, не очень сладок, скорее нейтрален, не поражает разнообразием производных, но достаточно насыщен и силён.

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 May 2017 11:12 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[November, 2016]  I emptied a bottle together with friends. 

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 90.  My notes state a very complex and rich sherry profile with slight sulphury notes (bearable).  Without the sulphur I would have rated it 92+ points.  Very, very quaffable...

There is no accounting for taste...
Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
27 Feb 2017 8:42 am
Allandale gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Aroma's from different spices, pralines and strong oranges with deep  rich tones from Oloroso sherry.

Taste

Intens, oranges, black berries, dried fruit,ginger, dark chocolate, with sherry and oak. Firm and strong body.

Finish

Long and intens. Bittersweet nuts, and exotic spices , pure,dark chocolate again, and lovely oaky finish.

Comments

From heaven , this whisky.

Avdboom
Member Senior Avdboom Review note
18 Dec 2016 10:14 pm
Avdboom gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
88
Archer
Connoisseur Archer Review note
12 Dec 2016 7:54 pm
Archer gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
85
scuse me while I kiss the sky
Archer
Connoisseur Archer Tasting note
12 Dec 2016 7:29 pm
Archer gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Ohne Wasser: Der Alkohol sticht in der Nase. Sherry ist auszumachen und etwas Fleischiges. Da muss Wasser rein. Mit Wasser: Macht schön auf. Orangenzeste stroemt der Nase entgegen, Marmelade aus Schwarzkirschen. Macht einen sehr reichhaltigen und vollen Eindruck. Leder- und Tabaknoten kommen, dazu leicht bittere Gewuerze.

Taste

Sehr schokoladiger Antritt, wobei die Schokolade einen deutlichen Nougat-Anteil aufweist. Orangen sind sehr dominant, daneben eine Nusskernmischung mit Haselnuessen, Walnuessen und Mandeln. Voll und sahnig auf der Zunge. Aus der Schokolade wird nach einer Weile Kakao, dann werden es Kaffeebohnen. Die Fruechte werden dunkler, Orangen gehen, Pflaumen und Rosinen kommen. Eiche schleicht sich rein, herbe Kraeuter draengen hinterher.

Finish

Langer Abgang, noch immer cremig/sahnig, mit Eiche und wiederkehrenden Orangennoten.

Comments

Bislang konnte ich mit Aberlour nichts anfangen. Sowohl der 12yo als auch der 15yo haben mir nicht viel gegeben. Beim dritten Aberlour-Versuch hat's dann geklappt, der A'Bunadh kann tatsächlich was. Vielschichtige Nase, abwechslungsreicher Geschmack, dazu Fassstaerke, ungefiltert und ungefaerbt. Schoenes Ding.

scuse me while I kiss the sky
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
15 Nov 2016 11:39 pm
Color
Tawny
Nose

trockene, dunkle, würzige Süße, Storck Riesen, Kakao, getrocknete Feigen, auch mit Wasser bleibt würzige Schärfe (Zimt, Muskat, Kardamom), Tabak, Leder, etwas abgebranntes Streichholz

Taste

intensiv, trocken, mittelscharf, trotzdem irgendwie samtig, dunkle Schokolade, Melasse, ein Hauch dunkle Beeren/Waldbeermarmelade, Orangeat, Zimt, Nelken, Pfeffer

Finish

lang, trocken, samtig-scharf, etwas Hustensirup/Kräuterbitter

Comments

Wie von a'bunadh gewohnt - kräftiges, vollmundiges Sherrybrett mit Verdünnungsreserve, auch mit mittlerweile 59€ preislich noch im grünen Bereich.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15

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