Aberlour a'Bunadh #47
Batch 47 of Aberlour's incredibly popular a'Bunadh series. As always, it's a stunning single malt which has matured in Spanish Oloroso sherry butts and been bottled at a sturdy 60.7% abv. No chill-filtering, no colouring, just great whisky!
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Nose: Seductive sherry notes, candied orange peel, hazelnut and mixed spices.
Palate: A huge hit of sherry comes first, alive with orange and ginger. Dried fruits and dark chocolate follow close behind.
Finish: Bitter dark chocolate and allspice.
Overall: The a'Bunadh never disappoints! A drop of water or two wouldn't go amiss to bring out every flavour of this fantastic whisky.
Spiced sweet sherry loveliness
It's all here with this rather stunning whisky - the sherry casks, the spices, fruit, and a pleasing but slow burn from this cask strength beauty. Not for every day drinking, but perfect for these chilly December moonlit nights. Very special, and amazingly cheap for a Scotch of such quality. Buy Batch 47 without hesitation.
5th December 2014
was undecided last review but promised a better one later , well what a hidden gem this whiskey is at first I struggled to come to terms with however with a third of cold spring water or indeed a chunk of ice on top of a splash of spring water this becomes the smoothest whiskey I have had , it really is one to stoke the fire with this Christmas but I would advise not having the bottle too far away to save getting up too often , get some more master of malt this is lovely !! N J Moorcroft
21st November 2014
All the good stuff here, but it's a rather young whisky so lacking some finess. Still excellent stuff
9th November 2014
Astonishing! I came across this whisky visiting a friend in a remote part of Sweden called Dalarna. I 'm a red wine lover with a sensitive palate and I have never understood all the hallelujah about whisky, though I've tried. This whisky was special, balanced and still intriguing to the palate and tongue! Sweet, with tones of dried fruits and sherry. Not too smoky. Not burning despite its strength. Maybe this is the start of an unexpected love affair. I have already bought a bottle as a gift to my brother who is a true fan of fancy whisky. I'm anxious to hear his judgement.
26th September 2014
A Cask Strength that pleases without water
Enjoying a great sherry finished Scotch is a great experience. The Dalmore 18, The MaCallan and now, for me, Aberlour. What an excellent dram for a cask strength. Cask strength Scotch has always has a big bright greeting on the tongue for me and this particular sherried Scotch is so smooth, it doesn't pop with heat on the tongue at first. Greeted with a super smooth sweetness, uncharacteristic of cask strength, gives way to such a nice woodsy vanilla raisin creme flavor really just unbelievable. Moved this to the front next to the Glenlivet 15 Nadurra, the Balblair 24 and The Dalmore 18. It's replaced my signatory bottle of Jura 24 just because it's oh so awesome like that!
What a price point!
11th September 2014
Perhaps personal preference - but I've not just tried, but become intimately familiar with close to 100 different bottles of scotch in the past year - dozens of distilleries both young and old (some 40+ years) and every time I come back to this bottle it blows my mind. It has to be my #1 favourite, unequivocally. Many scotches can be "good" but this bottle truly gets me excited. It's a delight to the senses. And for the money, that's incredible considering bottles up to 6 times its price have often not had me nearly as excited. You must try this - first neat, then try with adding a generous amount of water (a teaspoon to a 30mL dram). Just beautiful.