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Aberlour a'Bunadh Batch 45

(70cl, 60.2%)
Aberlour a'Bunadh Batch 45

Awards for A'Bunadh Batch 45


Speyside Single Malt No Age Statement - 2014

World Whiskies Awards

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition


Supreme Winner (Daily Dram) - 2013

Malt Maniacs Awards

A'Bunadh Batch 45 Details


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(22 Reviews)

A'Bunadh Batch 45 Bottling Note

Batch 45 of the mighty Aberlour a'Bunadh. Matured in Oloroso butts and bottled at natural cask strength without chill filtration, the high standard Aberlour maintain across these batches is admirable. Highly recommended.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Terrific spicy sherry notes, orange rind, toasted raisins and cocoa.

Palate: More raisins, ginger, prunes, macchiato and rich oak.

Finish: Allspice, cocoa, Corinth raisins, all lingering.

Overall: Aberlour a'Bunadh is simply a classic. Consistently superlative cask strength, limited edition, sherried Speyside.

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    User Reviews of the Aberlour a'Bunadh Batch 45

    Jan of Sweden

    A few drops of water and its the best value of money there is in this price level!

    25th January 2015

    Mr B

    Bliss in a bottle

    21st January 2015

    Up until now...

    Up until now, I've been a Balvenie fan. but this is terrific.

    8th January 2015

    Best I've Ever Had

    I have had many single malts - Oban, Lagavulin, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, McCallum, Dahlwinie, Talisker. This is the best I've ever had - it is complex, smooth, flavorful, and decadent.

    If you don't have it, get it.

    4th January 2015

    simply the best

    This is hands down the best single malt I have had and I have had a lot. Incredibly smooth and robust. Drink it neat.

    3rd December 2014

    Sherry and Spice

    Though an Islay fan, I do enjoy other styles, and often try something new based largely on Web reviews. With glowing reviews for batch 45, just after getting a raise at work, I spent $80 for a bottle at Total Wine. Sorry all, but not my cup of tea. Sherry is too strong. Mouthful is excellent, and there's a very nice Christmas spice profile and aftertaste, but the sherry influence is too unabashed, indelicate, and dominant to allow complexity and any sense of mystery. At $80, it should leave you looking into the glass wondering how they pulled it off. If you LOVE Sherry, and I do mean love, then by all means, this is your bottle. At cask strength it holds structure with water, but I preferred it beat. There are lots of malts in the $50 range that are far better IMHO. An overrated classic.

    13th September 2014

    Ice cubes

    This is for 7 Nov review also. You drink it your way; I'll drink it mine.

    2nd July 2014

    Outstanding Cask-Strength Scotch

    Had some of this while in Melness Scotland last year and it has set the bar for and spoiled my palette for lesser single malt cask strength whiskys. Delicious! Not for the inexperienced, this needs to be enjoyed sans ice or water. Diminishing these flavors is a disservice to the distiller of this fine whisky. Absolutely outstanding!

    20th March 2014


    For 7 Nov review. Don't call this whiskey…it is whisky…no "e". Get it right!

    30th December 2013


    i tried this at a tasting and bought it straightaway!! opened it at home waited 5 minutes for the it to do its thing and poured a glass. with a dash of room temp water and another minute or so of warming in the hand.....WOW!!! it's a must for people that appreciate a good cask strength single malt

    24th December 2013


    If you put ice cubes in single malt whiskey, you should not drink single malt whiskey

    7th November 2013

    Wow... blew my socks off

    Now, this is strong. Best drop a couple of cubes in it and give it 5 mins. But once you get acquainted you will come back fighting time and time again. I think I like whiskey too much to be a collector. But when you see bottles discontinued you wonder 'should I have left it sealed'..... I can't see how with whiskeys that are such a tasteful experience. Jason Breen.

    1st November 2013

    Its OK

    But not the best batch I have had

    18th October 2013


    My husband and I toured Scotland this summer and this was the distillery we visited. We tasted batch 45 at the distillery and I bought it on the spot. Utterly delicious! I can't speak for the other batches, at least not yet...

    3rd October 2013



    22nd September 2013

    What a delightfully sweet dram

    Appearance: The bottle has a dark red amber hue, while a single serving is more of a ruddy golden brown.

    Water: I added no water. I found that the smallest amount water changed the balance of this whiskyand actually made the alcohol more noticeable, and turned it completely dry.

    Nose: Because of the alcohol it takes a while to open up and calm down but if you are patient and hold back it will come to you. I first got hit with a big rose blackberry sherry perfume. Then it had this wonderfully complex amalgamation of flavors: candied orange peel, with dried cranberries, raspberries, a little apricot, all melded together with a sweet honey note. Wonderfully crafted and complex. Spiked Fruitcake. Had touches of cinnamon, cocoa powder, and a smidgeon of oak pepper.

    Taste: The arrival was a sweet sherry that is married well with the creamy buttery honeyd malt. The development is where all the fruity flavors above mentioned manifested itself, then it finishes with a sublime malty finish, slightly phenolic and a glancing peck of cinnamon, and rose.

    Mouthfeel: oily rich and dense

    Overeview: wonderfully complex and supremely well balanced my favorite right next to ardbeg corryvreckan.

    22nd September 2013

    Incredible. Best £40 you will ever spend.

    Amazing! Very rich, syrupy, fruity, spicy. Roll it around your mouth and enjoy the warmth. Drink neat for the full hit or add a drop of water to make a more tame, I prefer it neat and enjoy the experience. Every single whisky drinker I have introduced this to has loved it and can't believe it can be so drinkable at 60% and only £40.

    If you're already a fan, try Glenfarclas 105, a similar cask brute.

    If anybody can find a better whisky for £40 or even £80, please let us all know!

    9th September 2013

    Ahhhh Bunadh!

    Wow! This is not like any other single malt I've tasted. Big, warm, expansive and radiant in the mouth. Sweet, soft and delicious! Try it first without adding water, then add some clean distilled water to help it open up and not traumatized your tongue with its high alcohol content. Even if you are not a scotch lover, I suspect you will like the A'Bunadh.

    7th September 2013


    This has to be one of my all time favourites from speyside. From the first smell of those intense fruity, sherry notes. I can't say much more than what has already been said, a delicious! dram.

    3rd September 2013

    Breathtakingly delish!

    Abalour A'Bunduh is breathtakingly delicious! On opening A'Bundah, the bouquet alone demands respect. With a good dash of water, and some time for this caramel malty goodness to open up, you won't find many a whisky that can compare to the smack in the face, irrepressible, and choplickingly good drink this one is. With a deep Sherried, cola, maple opening, A'Bundah is enough alone just to smell. On the pallet, I felt a gooey, warm, sweet maple syrup, with a smattering of dried fruits. And to end, a warm, chocolate, earthy, spicy, sherried tail, and a soft Oakes ending. My favourite whisky at the moment, and I'm sure one that will stick on my shelf for a long time. Ryan - Australia

    14th August 2013

    Powerful stuff!

    Can be very overwhelming without any added water. Could only take a sip or two. After a dash of water the aroma opens up nicely, revealing a gentle giant underneath. Deep sherriness, honey, raisins, spices, red grapefruit. A solid product with terrific value for the money.

    18th July 2013

    Batch 45

    What can you say about abunadh that hasn't been said before, fantastic as always, I get hints of vanilla on the palate with just the right amount of water.

    7th June 2013

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