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Aberlour A'bunadh

Batch 46

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@VolksReview by @Volks

26th Apr 2015

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For many years this has been the best bang for buck whisky money could buy. In fact, for about 5 years it was my next whisky to buy. Finally i did.

  • Nose: boiled sweets, burnt sugar, light toffee, loads of vanilla and sherry, a hint of tea and white pepper, glace cherries, plenty of alcohol orange caramel and cardamom. With water buttery, burre niosette and spicy cardamom and brown sugar, very rich but complex, more savoury.

  • Pallet: rich texture alcohol kicks in and limits the pallet With water creamy, buttery and spicy, vanilla, sherry, some leather notes, white pepper again, needs a lot of water to calm the alcohol but it can drown the whisky, big caramel, cinnamon.

  • Finish: orange note comes back, milk chocolate, some cinnamon, but the alcohol is very limiting. With water very gentle, nice spices, vanilla cream, caramel some floral notes and orange in the finish

  • Mark neat – 7.6, with water 8.6

A thoroughly decent whisky,i had this about 5 years ago. Its similar to what i remember, a classic sherry whisky. I still think its very worthy of a place in any cabinet.

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4 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

Thanks for the detailed review. I've been waiting for my 46th birthday to open this and while I probably won't get to it today, I'll be eager to open it soon.

Several reviewers have suggested that this batch is not among the great ones. I was hesitant to buy it but I wanted to carry on the tradition of batch numbers matching my age (sadly, 48 will be a gap year). What I ended up doing was buying it and using the receipt to return a batch 36 ( I had 2 and after opening the first one I didn't want the other one). I may do the same with my batch 38 once I am able to buy (IF I am able to buy) a batch 50.

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@Volks
Volks commented

@Nozinan I wouldn't be concerned about

4 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

Dam, me touch screen let me down there. Anyway. I wouldn't be concerned about whether this is great or not, the standard of Abundah is usually very good or great so your 46th will be a good'n no matter what, and of course, you may find it great. Cheers for your post

4 years ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

@Nozinan For me, this batch is less malty and has less sherry wine notes (red fruits) than the usual Abunad'h, but that gives more space to the Cinnamon, the nutmeg and the leather notes. That's a Abunad'h for the Farclas 15 lovers. But don't worry, the pepper rush is still there, so is the fun!

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