70cl / 59.9%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Aberlour A'bunadh Reviews
Tasting Notes from Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)
One of these famous malts that make us lesser mortals tremble. Batches #11 and 15 have been my favourites so far, let’s see if #20 will join them in the pantheon.
Colour: deep amber with brownish/orangey hues.
Nose: oloroso galore! Very big notes of raisins, chocolate, prunes, cherry liqueur, cloves... All that is nicely dry and even a tad smoky but that may well come from the alcohol. With water: it gets a bit more herbal and slightly wild as well as meatier. Is that English brown sauce?
Mouth (neat): very powerful of course but not undrinkable, quite astonishingly. Big sherry, big raisins, hints of mint and chlorophyll, litres of kirsch (just like when you put your nose over a demijohn)... But let’s not tempt fate – so, with water: gets more herbal again, with notes of thyme and rosemary, sage, bay leaves... Also quite maltier and even a little smoky. Finish: long, coating, elegant (yes) and spicier (pepper and ginger). Shoo, to the pantheon! 90 points.
31 Customer Reviews
I got batch 37 great test , lucky me
Batch 25. So smooth and creamy. Reminded me of tablet, dark chocolate and spiced fruit.
An ancient mystic cloaked in the Scarlett gown of a bejewelled cardinal....
Just started on a bottle from batch no. 30, and I'm loving it as much as my bottles from 15 and - I think - 20 previously.I too am really quite happy to drink this one neat - gorgeous stuff!
Batch 23 - 60.2% - would have to be one of the best whiskys I have had the pleasure of tasting. Great aroma and palate. Certainly enjoyed 24/7.
Stunned by whisky! The best that I tried for today. Only Ardbeg Uigeadail can compete with this drink. Aroma simply knocks down. Taste fantastic. Drink not diluted! Otherwise loses half of charm.
I would suggest that this is a man's whisky. Very full bodied and with a potent character. The strength is more than apparent but add an ice cube and float on the slight sweetness and hints of peaty smokiness. Glad I bought this bottle...
Batch no. 29 @ 59.9% now in Seattle, WA, USA... a no-brainer buy: all the evocative complexity described in earlier reviews (raisin, cedar chest, mint, chocolate, oloroso staves), with the cask-strength to kick one's a**.
This is fabulous stuff. I like it neat.
Une d?couverte, un vrai regal, domaine que je ne connaissais pas. Un whisky n?xxx appelle forc?ment un autre n?xxxx