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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #55

Overall rating 113 votes 86.59
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
60.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010739261523
Added on
22 Apr 2016 2:31 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

316 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

24 Notes

Prodigy
Expert Junior Prodigy Note
23 Oct 2017 2:19 pm
Prodigy gave this whisky 88 points

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

Dominik
Member Junior Dominik Tasting note
04 Sep 2017 8:46 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Burnt umber
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.

Comments

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.

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lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Tasting note
21 Jul 2017 10:12 am
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Une note pas très plaisante de carton qui n'évanouit heureusement assez vite, supplantée par des fruits secs, du cuir. C'est riche, rond, mielleux. Toffee. J'attendais quelque chose de plus "ronflant". Avec un peu d'eau, il libère tout sa gourmandise.

Taste

Intense, sur le sherry évidemment, très épicé. Une note de "mon chéri" (pas de jeu de mots, s'il vous plait). Un côté direct, relativement peu complexe témoigne de son relatif jeune âge.

Finish

Finale intense et épicée 

Comments

Les A'bunadh sont toujours de très belle facture, et je recommande tous les nouveaux amoureux du sherry de s'y précipiter. 
De mon côté, je pense avoir fait le tour de cet embouteillage - c'était mon cinquième batch.

Enthousiasme 3/5

Whisky n°1404

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markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
17 Jun 2017 7:05 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

The nose is surprisingly soft on plum marmalade, grilled pineapple, red shoelace candy (remember this?) and overripe strawberries. Lovely notes of toffee apples and dark chocolate. However, if you leave it to breath for more than a few minutes, a touch of rubber appears.

Taste

On the palate it is (obviously) all about sherry notes: plums, dades, dark chocolate, raisins, figs and again strawberries. It is still surprisingly quaffable without water. I had expected a bomb of alcohol, but this one does not burn. It reminds me somewhat of very old sherry (doh! again), but on steroids. Dark and sweet as can be expected from a'bunadh.

Finish

The finish is very long and spicy with a salty death. It leaves the mouth parched.

Comments

This a'bunadh is again wonderful, especially on the nose.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
12 May 2017 11:31 am
spigray gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
88
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
12 May 2017 11:47 am
spigray gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

the expected sherry bomb but with a lighter profile than the last batch I´ve tried (#52). sultanas and prunes, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. crystallized orange peel, crystallized ginger, some mushroomy aromas, rubber bands

Taste

a very fresh sherry taste with obligatory dried fruits, but also a good amount of orange, very spicy and mouthwatering.

Finish

long, warm, mouth watering

Comments

very good, and a real sensation at that price.

Mephisto
Expert Senior Mephisto Review note
09 Feb 2017 11:32 pm
Mephisto gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.7
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
83
Price
88
Presentation
91
"If you want to be happy, be." Leo Tolstoy
Mephisto
Expert Senior Mephisto Tasting note
09 Feb 2017 11:12 pm
Mephisto gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Some cognac ahead. A real sherry bomb. Somehow soap or dish detergent. When you breath in deeply, pleasent sweetness of a strong red (sweet) wine or brandy. Cinnamon, vanilla crescents and cherry.

Taste

Sherry through and through. The impression of soap again. Cherry and cacao. A bit dry. Hints of brandy again. Bit by bit some bitter oak, but hidden behind the strong sherry.

Finish

Finally, more and more herbs show up. Bitter almond and hazelnut. Dark chocolate. The finish is not very long, the intensity declines quickly. However, some sherry just won't fade out.

Comments

Stunning presence of sherry, I guess you love it or hate it.

"If you want to be happy, be." Leo Tolstoy
Pollenflug
Expert Senior Pollenflug Tasting note
19 Jan 2017 8:26 pm
Pollenflug gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Leicht alkoholisch, sehr kräftige Sherrynoten, etwas Milchschokolade, Orangen, Leder und eine angenehme Eichenwürze.

Taste

Äußerst kraftvoller Antritt mit 60,9 Umdrehungen. Dominante Sherrynoten, Kirschen, Datteln und Kakao- sowie Kaffeebohnen eröffnen die gewaltige Geschmacksexplosion. Es folgen Orangen, ein Hauch Vanille/Karamell, rote Früchte sowie eine ordentliche Nussigkeit, gepaart mit würzigen Eichenholznoten. Ohne Wasser ist der Whisky, je nach Tagesform, für mich recht gut trinkbar. Beim Hinzufügen von einigen Tropfen Wasser sollte man jedoch bei der Dosierung vorsichtig sein, da der Aberlour schnell zum „Verwässern“ neigt und dadurch seine intensive Aromenvielfalt leicht verlieren kann.

Finish

Mittellang, fruchtige Sherrynoten, Karamell und würzige Eichenholznoten begleiten den Abgang. Etwas Zartbitterschokolade und Orangenschalen runden das harmonische Finish ab.

Comments
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kot1803
Expert Senior kot1803 Review note
28 Dec 2016 6:20 pm
kot1803 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
87
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