Aberlour A'bunadh batch #54

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
Batch 54
60.7 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
13 feb 2017 8:40 am by blue smoke
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 57.73

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34 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #54

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.74 points.

  1. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      fruity after fresh and dried fruit and fruits,
      slightly floral, syrupy, sweet, sherry, a little oak
    • Taste
      90 90
      full, strong onset, fiery, tingling and burning on the tongue, sherry, fruity, sweet-tart with oak spice but not bitter, aromatic pipe tobacco brings some tart notes into play.
      The 60.2% alcohol heat up properly but also contribute to a very intense taste.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet-tart, warming and engaging with sherry, fruity, oak-tinged, slightly tart, soft and finally fruity-sweetish after sherry and strawberry jam ...

      Can be sipped without water.

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  3. DrOmega scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Tawny. Remarkably sharp and stinging nose feeling. Must be heavily diluted. Fairly strong aroma of sherry and light spiciness, with also a striking sharp undertone (grain?). Also still dilutes an attacking and moderately pungent mouthfeel with medium body. The palette contains a lot of sherry, light spiciness, wood and light floral notes in the background. A heavily sherry whisky that remains sharp and attacking even when diluted. Very drying. In terms of complexity, this corresponds to the Glendronach 12yo, but the latter is rounder because there is also a sweet fruitiness present and also much less sharp. Compared to the standard Aberlour 16yo, this A-Bunadh is clearly more potent and spicy.

  4. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. VanOpek scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      sherry, nuts, sweet, spices, caramel, vanilla, orange/ candied citrus peel, cloves
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet, spices, pepper, strong an warm, complex, caramel, sherry, dried fruit, hints of oak
    • Finish
      80 80
      dry, oak, bitter chocolate, spices, long and warm

  6. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Ulfswhiskysamling did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Excellent highland single malt. One of my favourite whiskies.
    • Nose
      Raisins, plum, chocolate and dark cherries
    • Taste
      Chocolate and dark fruits, coffee, needs a lot of water to reach full potential.
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste, with raisins, dark fruits, chocolate, cherries


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