Truly wonderful stuff... at home, I'd already picked up a bottle of batch 16, but have read here and elsewhere that batch 15 really stands out... glad I had the chance to try it!
Marvin wrote:It looks very dark - lots of caramel added perchance?
Aberlour a'bunadh is a natural single cask strength malt whisky. Taken directly from specially selected sherry casks it is bottled as simply as possible without the use of modern filtering methods or the addition of water.
i've tasted and enjoyed batches 13(my introduction -wow!!) 14( ( even better perhaps?) 15, and 16 -this is as good as any IMHO...but then i don't have former bottlings to go back to.
Decided to really analyse it last night, my third and last dram of the evening, whilst enjoying a Michael Schumacher tribute on TV:
Nose: rich sherry and ripe/stewed fruit on a freshly polished oak table: dark chocolate orange and a hint of toasted nuts...
Palate: matches the nose - sherry and ripe fruit with a hint of oak/ a gingerbread/biscuity note, a fleeting peaty moment and orange syrup.
Finish: fire/pepper/ginger/malt/salt/a dark chocolat moment and late apple syrup.
With all of the above, who cares if batch 14 was better?
Bullie wrote:I've tried batch 8, 12, 15, 16 and 17 and I think both no. 8 and 17 stand out. The best part is that both no.16 and 17 goes very well with water compared to the older ones, wich turned into orange lemonade with just a few drops.
So my #12 is nothing to look forward to? Damn! Well, I'll have to give it a try anyway, but not really looking so forward to it now that you say with a few drops of water, it turns to "orange lemonade!" Unless there is the malt to discover too.
Di Blasi wrote:So my #12 is nothing to look forward to? Damn! Well, I'll have to give it a try anyway, but not really looking so forward to it now that you say with a few drops of water, it turns to "orange lemonade!" Unless there is the malt to discover too.
Nothing to look forward to? Of course it is! Just be careful with the water... But do try it with water.
The no.12 was the first a'Bunadh I tried, and it got me quite hooked on that series.
Jacques wrote:Can anyone tell me about the A'bunadh Silver?? is it any good?? I can get a bottle for US$ 60... is it a good price..??
Jacques, are you refering to the Aberlour A'bunadh with the sterling silver label that is hallmarked and was introduced in 1999 and was bottled at 58.7%?
If this is the bottling you are refering to then you have found a treasure worth well in excess of US$60.
The Fachan wrote:Aberlour Silver Label is a straight 12yo while the standard is a vatting of around 8-12 years old.
$60 is a absolute steal, the original proce would have been around $100-$120.
The last time I saw the a'bunadh Silver for sale was at The Whisky Exchange a year or so ago going for over 100.00GBP. I tried to acquire a bottle of it at the Aberlour distillery a couple of years ago and they didn't even have it!
If that's truely thee a'bunadh Silver for $60 a bottle I'd snap up all they have!
On the other hand, I need an advise from all of you... I have in hand the possibility to purchase the A'bunadh in the following casks... the 12, 13, 15 and 16... at very good prices.... can you please advise on what to buy frist an so on.... I know I will not get them all...batch No. 12 is the most expensive being $59.99 and the least expensive # 13 at $42.99...
Thanks once again for this great forum.....
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