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Aberlour A'bunadh

A'Bunadh Batch 50

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@tjbReview by @tjb

18th May 2015


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Matured exclusively in spanish oloroso cask between 5 - 25 years this is a classic drop. Since 97 Aberlour have been releasing batches of this each with their own unique profiles. A staple amongst many whisky drinkers cabinets and one to look out for.

Very dark colour. Burnt caramel. The nose is sherry, oak leather and dark fruits. The palate is not as good as the nose. It's spicy, drying, sherry but dry oak runs through it. Add water! it does soften and mellow the oak and makes it much more drinkable and pleasant. Dont be fooled, its a cracking drop but neat it's just too much. Finish is long and spicy but this batch is not as solid as previous such as 37 or 42. I wish i had bought batch 49. I reckon oxidisation will benefit this bottle.

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TheGrimm commented

Picked up a bottle of batch 50 today. It's the first Aberlour A'bunadh I've ever tried, but I was VERY impressed. It's a keeper - must have on stock from here on out. Three of my office co-workers tried a bit and were equally impressed. Glad I picked it up on a whim.

8 years ago 0

tjb commented

5 months opened and it has benefited i think from Oxidisation. Still big, bold flavours but the rawness and drying oak have faded leaving the wonderful sherried fruits and spicy notes to shine. I wo0uld say it has bumped up a good few points from having time to breath and settle.

8 years ago 0

Alexsweden commented

Glad to hear it!

8 years ago 0

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