CS Sherry monsters

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favorite CS Sherry Monster

Macallan CS (NAS)
Aberlour A'bunadh (Batch 14)
Glenfarclas 105
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CS Sherry monsters

Postby bjorn » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:45 am


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Postby Badmonkey » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:57 am

Two months back I would have voted Glenfarclas in a heartbeat. But after Lawrence and his crew introduced me to the Aberlour in Victoria, I have switched my allegiance. The a'bunadh Batch 14 is very special.

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:16 am

Wish I could vote more than once but wouldn't be cricket. Very pleased with Aberlour A'Bunadh, sorry Cask 105. Musky P.

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Postby Scotchio » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:40 am

I'm voting 105 because I love the one I have at present although I will probably try abunah next

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Postby bamber » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:40 am

Oooo tricky one for me between the Aberlour and the Macallan ....

The Macallan .... just. I've drunk about 4 litres of the stuff over the last couple of years.

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:48 pm

I voted .......aaaaberlour a'bunadh batch 14 however tha Glenfarclas 105 is also very good.

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Postby parvus » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:43 pm

Another vote for the A'bunadh batch 14.

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Postby Paul A Jellis » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:11 am

I've got to vote for Glenfarclas as I've not tried batch 14 (yet) and, for me, Macallan does not get a look in.



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Postby Admiral » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:15 pm

A year or two ago I'd have voted Macallan, but the Glenfarclas 105 has come ahead in leaps and bounds.

A'bunadh is probably better than both, but I don't think it's as good as it was when Batch #6 first came out.


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Postby The Dazzler » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:10 am

I remember the macallan CS being an absolute belter around 7 years ago but since it is no longer freely available around this neck of the woods i would have to vote for the Aberlour.


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Postby Dubois » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:41 am

Aberlour A'bunadh in first, Glenfarclas 105 in second.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:51 pm

Signatory bottling of Bunnahabhain Refill Sherry 1978 27yo 55%alc. does it for me :D

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:22 pm

Also consider the Glenfarclas Quarter Cask - after is has been opened for 3-4 weeks.
Then the Bruichladdich 1986 (Dark) Sherried expressions are also excellent.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:16 pm

The Aberlour a'bunadh is a super sherry monster and that is what I plumbed for. But as M-T says the Glenfarclas QC is not bad either for your sherry notes.

Another consideration is a Redbreast 15yo pure pot still, just magic
or even a Jameson 12yo which has loads of sherry too... as alternatives well worth a look.

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Postby Thomas H. » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:17 pm

Even though the 105 is a class act, the A'Bunadh is one fine dram. Sherry monster all the way.

However, I had a single cask Aberlour 13 years old a few days. Bottled straight at the distillery, and only for sale AT the distillerey. You actually bottle it yourself. IMO, even better then the A'Bunadh. The single cask was about 56% full.

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Postby Bullie » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:03 pm

Out of these three I'd go for the a'Bunadh. But I'd rather opt for a Longmorn 25yo from G&MP or an old sherry cask Glenrothes.

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