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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #54

Overall rating
87.69/100
votes
214
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
09.11.2015
Casktype
Sherry Butts
Strength
60.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LKPJ 4522
Barcode
5010739261523
Added on
11 Jan 2016 10:44 am by FuriousRS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 80,82

22 × in wishlist

214 × member ratings

543 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #54

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.69 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2016]  I emptied a bottle together with friends that I bought for 56 Euro in November, 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 90.  My notes state a very complex and rich sherry profile with slight sulphurous notes (bearable). Without the sulphur I would have rated it 92+ points.  Very, very quaffable...

  2. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    I'm finding the sulphur a little strong on the palate. Not sure how much I like this. Not bad but not great either. It's kind of abrasive from being to end on the palate.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Rather light and unimpressive. Hints of chocolate notes.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Thick and viscous and a little hot.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Even with water still a little hot.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    So far, I could not do anything with Aberlour. Both the 12yo and the 15yo did not give me much. At the third Aberlour attempt it worked out, the A'Bunadh can actually do something. Complex nose, varied taste, with Fassstaerke, unfiltered and unscented. Nice thing.
    • Nose
      Without water: the alcohol stings in the nose. Sherry can be seen and something meaty. There must be water in there. With water: Open up. Orange zest flows into the nose, jam of black cherries. Makes a very rich and full impression. Leather and tobacco notes come to this, slightly bitter spices.
    • Taste
      Very chocolaty onset, with the chocolate has a significant nougat content. Oranges are very dominant, besides a walnut mixture with hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds. Full and creamy on the tongue. After a while chocolate turns into cocoa, then it becomes coffee beans. The fruits become darker, oranges go, plums and raisins come. Oak creeps in, bitter herbs rush behind.
    • Finish
      Long finish, still creamy / creamy, with oak and recurring orange notes.

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    As usual from a'bunadh - strong, full-bodied sherry board with dilution reserve, even with meanwhile 59 € priced still in the green area.
    • Nose
      dry, dark, spicy sweetness, Storck giants, cocoa, dried figs, even with water remains spicy sharpness (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom), tobacco, leather, some burned match
    • Taste
      intense, dry, medium pungent, yet somewhat velvety, dark chocolate, molasses, a hint of dark berries / wildberry jam, orange peel, cinnamon, cloves, pepper
    • Finish
      long, dry, velvety-spicy, some cough syrup / herb bitter

  5. keizerjos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Ne a piece of dark chocolate. The color of this NAS is rather dark. That chocolate certainly helps with the first sip, because 60%, well, say it yourself, everything will taste like each other. The Glenfarclas 105 comes to mind. The sherry is more subdued with this than with the Irishman. Again, not that bitter mouth-contracting dry that many sherry casks. certainly on CS, often have. I think the 60% should be diluted, but I don't want that now. I still have a batch of 48 samples, which I will test with water.

  6. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. JD Provily scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    Christmas in a bottle!
    Chocolate, raisins, spices, cake, nuts, vanilla/almonds and fruits

  8. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The A'bunadh are just awesome! For almost 60 € and always about 60 turns you can (not) do anything wrong. The PLV benchmark for a "sherry bomb".
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice and intense one again. Not the best batch of A'Bunadh I've had, but still very good.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity, leather, raisins, pretty prominent alcohol. Honey, red fruits, prunes, some notes of coffee.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, pepper, very fruity, prunes. Honey, chocolate, leather, coffee. Very intense body.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still a little pungent, long finish, red fruits, honey, sweet. Marsipan now too.

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