Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 55

The Single Malt a'bunadh (Gaelic: The Original) bears no age. It is not filtered cool and bottled in batches with their natural cask strength. Maturing takes place exclusively in Oloroso Sherry Butts.

The Single Malt a'bunadh (Gaelic: The Original) bears no age. It is not filtered cool and bottled in batches with their natural cask strength. Maturing takes place exclusively in Oloroso Sherry Butts.

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14929
Aberlour
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
60.9%
0.7 l
Original bottling
other
Oloroso sherry butt
Chill filtration - Without
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26. May 2016
Nosing:
Sherry Chocolate
Immediate sherry as usual but less aromatic fruit than previous versions, given time in the glass it starts to come out - somewhere between orange peel and pineapple. Chocolate and muscovado sugar. It almost reminds me of a good rum nose if not for the easily recognised sherry.

Taste:
Sherry Sweet Raisin Orange
Intense sweet raisiny sherry arrival. Orange oil and some mild sweet spiciness as it develops

Finish:
Sherry Sweet Dark Chocolate Oak
Long and intense - more so than previous versions. There's a sweetness that persists under the tongue and a slightly bitter dark chocolate note also.

Comment:
Initially I was a little disappointed with this release. I felt that the nose in particular wasn't as good as I have come to expect. The finish though is very good and earns it some points. Its also worth noting that it takes much less water than other releases, I would say take it only down to 50% or so at most.
Whiskyhobbit
09. Jan 2017
DocE.Brown
30. Jan 2017
Don_Jogy
07. Feb 2017
MacJack³
02. Dec 2017