Aberlour A'bunadh batch #55

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks
60.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Apr 2016 2:57 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 57,65

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Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #55

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.71 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      Slightly alcoholic, very strong sherry notes, some milk chocolate, oranges, leather and a pleasant oak flavor.
    • Taste
      Extremely powerful start with 60.9 turns. Dominant sherry notes, cherries, dates and cocoa and coffee beans open up the tremendous taste explosion. It is followed by oranges, a touch of vanilla / caramel, red fruits and a neat nuttiness, paired with spicy oak notes. Without water, the whisky, depending on the shape of the day, for me quite good drinkable. When adding a few drops of water, however, you should be careful with the dosage, as the Aberlour tends quickly to "dilute" and thus easily lose its intense aromas variety.
    • Finish
      Medium length, fruity sherry notes, caramel and spicy oak notes accompany the finish. Some bittersweet chocolate and orange peel complete the harmonious finish.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    a very good sherry bomb with an especially pleasant nose

    it might be me, as I prefer it neat even at this strenght, but I advice to go gradualy on the water
    • Nose
      first impression is gentle, no telling of the +60% ABV

      very sweet on dark fruits, thick plum jam, well aged sherry, candy shopp,

      hint of strawberries and pineapple

      with water the sherry mellows a little and the fruit becomes lighter, brownies and notes of apple
    • Taste
      full on sherry blast, again dark fruit, plums, raisins, prunes, with soft spice, dark chocolate, neat the ABV is noticeable but not unpleasant,

      watered down to 40-45 it kind of break down and fade out, still not bad but a lot less interesting

      somehow it seems to come together again if left for half an hour
    • Finish
      dark coco turning to fudge, slightly salty licorice, a little drying bitterness, medium lenght

      with water the drying sensation disapears and at the very end there are some more of the lighter red berries; strawberry and rasberry, left to settle the finish become more nutty

  3. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 87 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
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dave0707 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark sherry, dried red fruits, cacao, coffe, plums
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong sherry, full body, a lot of power in taste, surprisingly nice to drink with 60,9%
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dark cacao, intensive, dark chocolate, tannins, astringent, a kind of rum-taste meets me

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [August, 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 "improves nicely after some water added".

  6. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      sherry, chocolate
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86
      sherry, oak, wood

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Prodigy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    One of the better batches. Good sherry punch and no sulphur detected
    Great value for money - as usual

  10. Dominik scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Dark and strong whisky. Sherry bomb with a punch and very fairly priced at EUR 50-60 as of this writing.

    P.S.: After adding a drop or two of water, the A'bunadh became even more creamy for me, mostly on stronger caramel and fruity cherry aromas.
    • Nose
      Strong sherry with dried fruits (raisins) and a peppery spiciness on top of the sweetness. Cinnamon and oranges.
    • Taste
      The sweetness dominates at first, dark fruits (ripe cherries) with dark chocolate. Creamy in the mouth. Then hints of wood and a burning spiciness coming, perhaps, from the 60.9% alcohol content. Still pleasant and well-rounded though, even without water.
    • Finish
      Medium length finish, still mostly sweet. The spicy notes dissipate quickly, leaving a pleasant dry sherry taste mixed with oak.


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