a'Bunadh Batch 46
Batch 46 is only the second Aberlour a'Bunadh batch released in 2013 (so far), so we imagine that many fans of the series have been eagerly awaiting this delicious dram. As usual, the Aberlour a'Bunadh Batch 46 has been matured in Oloroso butts and bottled at cask strength with no chill filtration. Brilliantly sherried whisky lovers, rejoice!
Got the good bottle
very nice, a little bitter in the finish, but I like that. Sharp alchohol, but settles after 20 mins. in the glass with 1/3 water (40% alc., my taste) and then its all good.
15th June 2014
My new favourite! I met batch 46 at my son's wedding. I was hooked immediately. Found several bottles at the NSLC specialty store. At $100 a pop it is an expensive dram, but so far still worth the splash.!!
4th June 2014
One of worst batches
30th May 2014
Just met my new fav!
17th May 2014
Batch 46 is better than Batch 47
Perfect agreement / disagreement
The batch 47 seems harsher both on the palate and the nose. And it needs more water. Shame the Batch 46 is sold out.
9th May 2014
I perfectly agree with Highlander; this one *needs* a bit of water to open it up. Neat, it tastes like everclear with a cherry pixie stick mixed in. With water, well I still get mostly cherry, but it's no longer *concentrated* cherry pucker but rather warm cherry effervescence on top of a nice sherried dram.
Oddly in reference to another previous review, I also love and prefer the ardberg corry neat, and it's my favorite whisky so far in fact. But my bottle of a'Bunadh was greatly enjoyable. Note the water does take some time to mix; it tastes better 5 min after adding the water vs. immediately. (Note to self, try everclear with a cherry pixie stick and add some water).
30th April 2014
Tried it for the first time Saturday, it was great. I had added a couple of drops of water as instructed on the label to open up the flavours. It was go good, I went and bought another bottle.
15th April 2014
Fantastic dram. I enjoy it neat. Chocolate and oranges on the palate are amazing as well as cherries and dried fruit on the finish.