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Aberlour A'bunadh

Smooth Operator (Batch 47)

0 593

KReview by @Kitcaptor

19th Dec 2014


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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So this is my first review, been lurking for a long time but really felt that this a community I can mingle with. This is obviously my opinion and can be different for all people.

I hear about the Aberlour A'bunadh from this website, and upon finding it being stocked in a store in HK, I immediately purchased it. Batch 45 and 47 were available, but after much consideration and overall comments, I chose batch 47.

Nose: Wow, strawberry fields, some grapes and berries, cherries for sure, a hint of cream and custard. No peat or smoke, but this already smells promising and delightful. Could pass for a high end Cognac if I were blinded. (Warning: don't put this too close as it could sting your eyes.)

Finish: As I mentioned, so smooth you would never guess the ABV. Finish is not too complicated so may disappoint some, but it is pleasant a calming. If I had to describe it, it would be a roasted marshmallow around a campfire on a windy day. Sweet and warm, sherry, great everyday dram.

Overall, 90/100

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Nozinan commented

Just curious. The scoring at the top is 93 but you gave it a 90/100?

9 years ago 0

MaltActivist commented

Should have picked the 45 ;-)

9 years ago 0

Kitcaptor commented

@Nozinan My mistake, I wasn't paying attention to the addition. I will keep my 93 rating, please put it at 93/100! Thanks for your comment!

9 years ago 0

Kitcaptor commented

@MaltActivist I may just get that bottle as well, have to check the bank first tho...haha

9 years ago 0

Nozinan commented

I thought the 45 was good, but not as exceptional as the 44 and 33. I've heard good things about the 47 and 49 as well.

I would agree with the idea of getting both, because even lesser batches are usually superior malts. Plus earlier batches will never become more available, only less. SO if you want to taste history, get it now.

9 years ago 0

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