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    Re: Aberlour A'bundadh?

    It depends on which batch of A'bundadh..they widely vary. For the most part I prefer the heavily sherried Springbank Cask Strength 12 year and Glenfarclas 105.
    Last edited by weller_tex; 05-15-2013 at 19:19.

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    Re: Aberlour A'bundadh?

    I've enjoyed it. Has some batch variation but won't be buying it anymore at $74.99 here.
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    Re: Aberlour A'bundadh?

    I had a 41 that I thought was perfectly good, but many threw it way under the bus for being too sulfurous, like Josh said. I've had batch #32 and #39 and they were both extremely good.

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    Re: Aberlour A'bundadh?

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    It depends on which batch of A'bundadh..they widely vary.
    Your palate must be well tuned!
    I've had 4 different batches (30, 35, 37, 42) and, though there are slight differences, I wouldn't say the variation is that wide.

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    Re: Aberlour A'bundadh?

    I would agree with slight variations from batch to batch,more sherry influence perhaps and a touch more of the sulfur undertone,but never a deal breaker to me.I would also agree with Thad that the prices of this and the Macallan CS are both getting out of hand,I still enjoy it as a great digestif and one I often have while I am out.Truly a shame that not that long ago it was to be found in the $55-60 range on shelves everywhere.
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    Aberlour A'bundadh?

    A'bunadh is one of my go to Scotches. I can't say enough good things about it.


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    Re: Aberlour A'bundadh?

    It's definately not your standard Aberlour 10 year old. The A'bundadh is a bit harsh straight, but a great dram with some water.
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    Re: Aberlour A'bundadh?

    To pile on to what many have already said, I think the A'bunadh is one of the best sherried whisky values out there - it really is a go to dram for me when I'm looking for a heavily sherried dram. Given the price increases everywhere in scotch whisky over the last few years - it has become more expensive but it still generally costs less than Springbank Cask Strength 12 year or the Aberlour 18. This is one of those bottles that I always look for when I pop into a random liquor store - you can often find older batches still reasonably priced (I found a batch 29 and a batch 33 for only $54 a few months back). I've run tastings with it for 25-30 people and many have said it is their favorite whisky from the tasting. For some reason this isn't a whisky you often find behind a bar so trying a single dram can be hard unless you live near a good whisky bar. If you do buy a bottle I would be interested in what you think.

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    Re: Aberlour A'bundadh?

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    Your palate must be well tuned!
    I've had 4 different batches (30, 35, 37, 42) and, though there are slight differences, I wouldn't say the variation is that wide.
    I think I must be sensitive to the sulfurous stuff..certainly I don't have some sort of great palate..

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    Re: Aberlour A'bundadh?

    I used to drink 4-5 bottles of sherry a year, back when I was into wine.

    I think I might try this.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

 

 

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