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@Spof
Spof started a discussion

Oh yeah! The Aberlour a'bunadh just stands there, and waiting ...

7 years ago

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@Spof
Spof replied

@Jean-Luc It's Batch number 22. Apparently the one sold here in sweden for the moment.

7 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

Batch 22 eh? We seem to be on batch 28 in the larger shops here...

[Moved to a discussion - JL]

7 years ago 0

@cave
cave replied

Hope to learn things here ... what exactly is a batch number ?

7 years ago 0

@Spof
Spof replied

I thought I would get a higher number, but the batch 22 is what is sold here in Sweden ...

7 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

@Spof, I got a batch 24 bottle and it's a really good one!

7 years ago 0

@Spof
Spof replied

I would really like to have a nother batch to compare, but i don't think i will find one so easily.

7 years ago 0

@Spof
Spof replied

Well Cave, as far as I am concerned. Different releases of the same sort. It will differ from time to time, from release to release. Correct me if I'm wrong. (Pardon if my english is a little bit bad.)

7 years ago 0

@cave
cave replied

Is that for all malts ? Or is it something specially for the Aberlour a'bunadh ?

7 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

Because whisky isn't made in a continuous pipeline, distillers produce it in batches, sometimes weeks (maybe month) apart.

Though they are creating the same spirit, there are often subtle differences between batch numbers (due to external variables like water source, temperature etc)... thats my take anyway.

7 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

Just found a bottle of Aberlour a'bunadh (batch no. 26) tucked away at the back the shelf in my local store. Win.

7 years ago 0

@Spof
Spof replied

Heard that batch 28 is available in sweden now. Well. Just have to settle down with number 22. Cheers!

7 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

Any idea how old Aberlour a'bunadh is at the time of bottling?

7 years ago 0

@tonc
tonc replied

That is unknown because it is a blend of different casks (probably at different ages) because rhe master blender attempts to get the same a'bunadh taste profile with each batch. This means that the casks and ages mixed can vary from batch to batch.

7 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

A couple of drams of Aberlour a'bunadh tonight, lovely stuff with quite a kick!

7 years ago 0

Silas replied

Picked up a Batch 28 for $66. Won't be opening it for awhile. It was the only bottle they had.

7 years ago 0

@antihero
antihero replied

One of my top three for certain.

I have a bottle of Batch 27 and a bottle of Batch 28.

And Jean-Luc...yes, Batch 26 is definite win. Good on ya!

7 years ago 0

@cowfish
cowfish replied

I think that batch 29 is just starting to appear, although that could well be misremembering what I saw in Waitrose yesterday.

I'm off to an Aberlour tasting this evening, which should be nice :)

7 years ago 0

@cowfish
cowfish replied

Well, I had a batch 30 at the tasting and it looks like I was wrong and that is now in the shops. Not tried any previous batches, but it was rather excellent.

I also tried a 26 year old sherry cask sample - it was rather like being hit in the face with an oar, after rowing over a lake of sherry. Nice though...

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@LeFrog
LeFrog replied

@cowfish "it was rather like being hit in the face with an oar, after rowing over a lake of sherry" nice analogy or is it a metaphor (I never know)...

7 years ago 0

@cowfish
cowfish replied

@LeFrog It's simile. Metaphor generally seems to be a bit more subtle, something I don't do so much :)

7 years ago 0

@antihero
antihero replied

Wow! Batch 30?!?! What the heck happened to 29? Time to hunting for these two. Thanks for the 'heads up'.

7 years ago 0

@dbk
dbk replied

Huh. @antihero, we're still on batch 28 in Ontario, too. I've never tasted any other batch, but I am thrilled by the 28! It's really spectacular. I guess I'll have to keep an eye out for 29 and 30, though.

7 years ago 0

@antihero
antihero replied

@dbk Man...28 is brilliant, isn't it? I have two bottles of 27 at home too. One I will be opening this month with the club. Looking forward to it.

7 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

Picked up a bottle of a'bunadh from Batch #30 this weekend, its a bit dryer than previous batches.

7 years ago 0

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