Just curious - what is the age range for A'bunadh? I assume that, because it doesn't state it on the bottle, that it is a vatting of various vintages. But does anyone have a breakdown of what's the oldest, the newest, the percentages, etc?jimidrammer wrote:From a cost perspective the 10 at half the price or the A'bunadh at the same price really leaves the 15 in an unique position of being lost in the middle in character. The extra five years over the 10 OB didn't seem to add too much to the profile and the lower abv took away the kick of the A'bunadh.
jimidrammer wrote:I have mixed feelings about the Aberlour 15. From a cost perspective the 10 at half the price or the A'bunadh at the same price really leaves the 15 in an unique position of being lost in the middle in character.
Here, in Britain, the 10 year old is £20, the 15 year old is £25 and the A'bunadh is about £35.
How much are they over in America?
BTW, the 10 is often on special offer here, at about £15. I also think the 15 is a quantum leap away from the 10.
The A'bunadh batch 11, 12, 13 all good, the 12 being the best, but seem to be going up in price, The 14 has just shown up, but I haven't tried it, yet.
jimidrammer wrote:The Aberlour 10 runs $30US, the 15, sometimes hard to find at $49 to $55US, and the A'bunadh $58 to $63US. If you figure in the ABV "Bang for your buck" the A'bunadh is a bargain.
I find that the A'bunadh's I've had, didn't really change with water and some were great and others sharp and prickly, as if a hedgehog had been in the cask. I believe that the A'bunadh is also quite young, 7 or 8 years old.
Still, if you don't drink the 15, it leaves all the more for me. The 15 year old isn't especially widely available here, either.
Allowing for the exchange rate, the prices are about the same as they are in Britain.
If you want anything else you have to go get it or ask (bribe) somebody to bring it home for you.
I've been quite successful at both, happily.
lambda wrote:I just had the Aberlour 15 double cask matured. I'm not sure how different is it to the normal Aberlour 15 (which is Sherry finished AFAIK), but at least this double cask is a very enjoyable whisky. Not too complex but very drinkable.
I checked my notes. It's 16 year old, I had it at Whisky Live in 2004. It tasted of licorice. It's also aimed at the duty free market.
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