sherry
dark chocolate
caramel
cherry
oak
dried fruit
spicy
spiced orange
sweet
Spiral Aberlour A'bunadh

Aberlour
A'bunadh
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep rich amber

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Allspice, praline and spiced orange, in harmony with deep notes of Oloroso Sherry.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Orange, black cherries, dried fruit and ginger, spiked with dark bitter chocolate and enriched with lingering Sherry and oak. Superlatively full bodied and creamy.
 
Finish
Robust and long lasting.
Price:
$90.99
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Aberlour A'bunadh is adored for its sherry, dark chocolate, caramel and cherry flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Aberlour distillery, Speyside.

Based on 457 votes, the average rating for Aberlour A'bunadh is 8.5/10.

Top reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh:

— Smooth, cask-strength but cannot tell

— Fantastic & complex

— One of my favorites. Great cask strength. Not overpowering.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    ** 60.1%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Maturation
    Spanish Oloroso Sherry butts
  • ** please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

Aberlour A'bunadh

(0.75l, 60.1%)


8.5/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Aberlour A'bunadh
Daniel
Daniel,
Smooth, cask-strength but cannot tell
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Fantastic & complex
 
Orlando
Orlando,
Freaking awesome. Sherry upfront with lots of fruit. Really boozy. It's the scotch version of fruit punch. Love it.
 
Ewan
Ewan,
One of my favourite drams. If you like sherry cask you will love this. :-)
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Just took my first sip, and that was fun! The sherry is strong and sweet and there’s a nice little kick at the end.
 
Scott
Scott,
One of my favorites. Great cask strength. Not overpowering.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Wow this is amazing stuff. My bottle is 119 proof, but it is so smooth. Great sherry. Caramel, oak and sweet tasting notes. Little burn In The throat but at this ABV I have had it worse from a lot less. This nose for me is all sherry, which is exactly the way I like. This is now one of my favorites without question.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
i just love this scotch. it is smooth and has a sweet bit of flavour from the sherry cask.
 
Bob
Bob,
Sweet hits you first with a hint of cherry
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Best cask strength single malt scotch I’ve ever sipped. Caramel and the sherry notes hit your taste buds first, you don’t even think you’re drinking a scotch for a split second. Taste profile turns to oak, cherry and spice on the finish.
 
Philip
Philip,
my second favorite scotch. Nice full body. Very petty. Slightly sweet finish.
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Which is your first, out of curiosity, for comparison?
James
James,
Upon arrival this dram punches you in the face. It immediately warms you up. This is a perfect winters night by the fire drink. I enjoyed this the second time more then the first. I let it sit for 20 min the second time and added a good amount of water to tame the heat and upon up the sherry, Carmel and chocolate notes. It really is a supreme dram.
 
Joel
Joel,
Batch 64
 
David
David,
Loads of sherry and oak in this one. I can taste the barrel it was aged in! Carmel, cinnamon, and cocoa. Not my favorite but very enjoyable. A cube of ice really settles the heat. Dryness is part of the long finish.
 
REUBEN
REUBEN,
It's a hot one, a little on the spicy side. At least more than I like. My initial thought on it though would be that it needs a little more age to it.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
smooth, no initial bite, Carmel smell full of flavor
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Smooth burn for such a hot whiskey, very drinkable and pleasant notes. Lots of flavor and a clean finish.
 
Ken
Ken,
Love this. Got it at duty free in London with the help of the staff. It is a smooth and not overpowering whiskey.
 
guest
guest,
I thought this was quite hot and spicy. I am new to whiskey but I liked it once it cooled down
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Love the burst of flavor at first taste and the burn is tolerable. A good dram for when you don't want to feel feelings for a while.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Very very hot. it's sweet, sherried, with notes of raisins, cinnamon and chocolate. Unfortunately it's a bit too spicy.
 
brad
brad,
Heavy sherry and caramel notes. Pretty strong oak also. Those and barrel spice are what I mainly pick up on this one. There is some burn, but also a ton of flavor. Excellent scotch and not like anything else I’ve had in my 2 years or so in the scotch realm. Definitely in my top 3.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Thought I’d like this more. I love sherried scotch and high ABV, but for some reason the two don’t play well together here.
 
Troy
Troy,
A little sweet maple on the nose with a touch of spice. A good silky feel on the tongue. A hint of sweetness giving way to robust barley with a nice deep slow burn and clean finish. The cask strength but cuts the sweetness perfectly. No peat or smoke present and that suits me just fine.
 
Ben
Ben,
Wonderful whisky. Notes of dark chocolate and butterscotch, fruity and sherry forward. Drinkable neat, even at the high abv, but really opens up with a little dilution.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
There are some very interesting flavors under all that burn. This one is not to be trifled with.
 
Cliff
Cliff,
Just spectacular. The first sip brings the heat, and then the reward is rich and spicy and fantastic. Classic sherry cask scotch, but warmer and richer than most. Dark fruit, citrus, sherry, chocolate... also some bourbon character of butterscotch and baking spice. So much going on and all of it good.
 
ross
ross,
Rich, spice, awesome
 
Santiago
Santiago,
Spectacular! It is a long time since a scotch has left me with such a lasting impression. The flavour is full and deliberate with hints of dark chocolate and port. This is character.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Superb. Tremendous depth of flavor and lasting finish with hints of tobacco.
 
John
John,
Smooth and beautiful. One of the best scotches I have had in a long time.
 
Kestrel
Kestrel,
Just an excellent NAS. Warm and sweet, but not unbearably so. Packs a punch, so letting a cube melt down a bit, was where I found this dram to be best.
 
Anders
Anders,
I’m not a sherry pig, but this one is wonderfully complex. Warm. Sweet licorice and fruits both on the nose and the tongue. Needs a few drops of water in my opinion, but then really shines. A great dram
 
Eric
Eric,
Of the big sherried whiskies, Aberlour is not my favorite, as it's the lightest and gentlest of them all (Bunnahabhain, Glenfarclas, etc.) But the cask strength A'bunadh stands out - definitely more complex and unique. Good stuff.
 
Gary
Gary,
Being relatively new to appreciating the world of Scotch, Whiskey and Bourbon Ive not quite found "my taste" yet but I know what I like and this is easily obe of my favorites thus far.
 
Seth
Seth,
What a great whiskey! It’s hot so water is a must and just a few drops really opens it up. Beautifully complex with the sherry forward notes. A truly great dram
 
Derryck
Derryck,
This is a potent and smooth cask strength with a rich, lingering finish. My preference is to add about a teaspoon of water to the Dram.
 
Derryck
Derryck,
Found it to be a bit smoother after adding about a teaspoon of water to the dram. Full of potent flavor with a very warm, lingering finish.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Heavier and sweeter than most highland single malts Very smooth
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Add a little water and enjoy! A little heavy on the alcohol content but settles down quite nicely after a couple of sips. A must have.
 
Yosef
Yosef,
Great crossover for scotch and bourbon lovers this is a powerful and tasty treat
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Talk about a good dram, at CS, sipping neat is tough, but some water/ice work wonders
 
guest
guest,
I’m new in my Whisky journey, but this is my first purchase. It’s my favorite on all the ones I’ve tried.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
The bottle I have is very high proof, but letting it sit out and adding a bit of water makes it my favorite sherry aged scotches.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Great!
 
Michael
Michael,
very robust and strong. I prefer something else
 
Antione
Antione,
My friend swears by it, but this one is a little heavy for me. They are not kidding when they say cask strength.
 
Robert
Robert,
Too strong for my taste
 
Matt
Matt,
Heavy sherry influence and the alcohol feel is very forward. Mood related drink for me and not a regular sipping scotch but very good for price.
 
Charles
Charles,
Great sherry bomb, always enjoy in. Will most definitely replace in time. Although I have noticed that prices have become very steep now.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This has been a favorite to just sit back at the end of the day and sip on.
 
Michael
Michael,
This is a special whisky among many a good whisky!
 
Dale/Retha
Dale/Retha,
Fabulous all round. Never tasted better.
 
Dale/Retha
Dale/Retha,
Loved this. So smooth...great flavor.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
All kinds of cherry and spice. Delicious!
 
David
David,
Smooth,warm caramel taste with a excellent kick to finish. Perfect!
 
Albert
Albert,
This is a fabulous scotch. Spicy on the nose. Starts sweet and finishes with a bang! This will become my daily driver for sure.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Absolutley delicious
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Great sherry bomb.. Awesome flavor at full strentgh.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Tons of flavor throughout the whole tasting experience, not too peaty not to mild, just perfect
 
Jon
Jon,
Tasty! Interesting that I like the cask amagn better but this one is a keeper!
 
Rick
Rick,
Though I am new at this ... my first impression of this whiskey was it had a very pleasant smell and was smooth on the tongue, the flavor rich and sweet. The finish was warm and lasting and had a great flavor.
 
Alex
Alex,
Tasted like a higher proof Dalmore 12 to me (Not a bad thing at all). I'll come back to it in a year or so to see if I get more out of it.
 
Susan
Susan,
Rich, smooth, sweet. Burns a bit more than I like, but a little ice tames the fire and opens up the flavors. Non-chill filtration gives this scotch a slight viscosity, which, combined with its rich, deep sweetness, creates an almost syrupy drink. My new favorite.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Very smooth and tasty scotch. Becoming one of my favorites.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
A little more alcohol burn but such intense flavors! A drop or two of water smoothes it out a little.
 
Phillip
Phillip,
I think I'm in love with this whisky. Warm spiced fruit and sherry aroma; the first sip was "woah!" then "WOW" as the tingling worked its way throughout my mouth and just kept going. The second sip was like a luxurious glass of wine hitting the tongue, then it magically turned into hot sherry. Finished with a satisfying, lingering warm. I haven't even tried it with water yet, such a pleasure to drink.
 
Todd
Todd,
I found this to be modest in flavor. A little water helps.
 
Michael
Michael,
Cherry, sherry, and fruit perfection. It's like liquid dessert. This is one of my all-time favorite scotches, hands down.
 
John
John,
Great scotch good flavor with notes of caramel.
 
Brian
Brian,
A great scotch, extremely complex. Very fruity on the nose. Starting on the palette you feel like you're drinking brandy, with heavy grape and fruity notes. The transition to more traditional scotch notes follow, with a finish of cinnamon, caramel, and fruit cake.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Wonderful sherried scotch from perhaps my favorite Scotish distillery
 
Michael
Michael,
Now this is the bomb! Super impressed by the nose: caramel, vanilla and a hint of turpentine (just kidding, but it does have a wisp of strength to it.) Superb dram!
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Really smooth, very tasty, accessible even to non-scotch drinkers. Would definitely buy again.
 
PHILIP
PHILIP,
My favorite scotch
 
Jared
Jared,
My favorite scotch to drink Smooth and has a wonderful full flavor to it
 
guest
guest,
Отлично.
 
Danny
Danny,
Fabulous and everything I expected in a quality scotch. The finish is very satisfying for the ABV and the smoothness is the best feature. This will be hard not to make my go to.
 
Theo
Theo,
Fabulous...!
 
Ben
Ben,
Thoroughly enjoy this wonderful scotch!!! Very appealing to the nose and palate!
 
Kellen
Kellen,
My favorite spirit period.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
For 60%ABV , this is very smooth. Honey flavor right off the sip, long sweetness lingers, touch of smoke.
 
Doug
Doug,
Rocket fuel! Good with a bit of water or an ice cube to tone it down a bit. Nice spice. The lingering flavor for me is the oak and it feels a bit dry on the tail end.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Hands down the best whisky/whiskey I've tried to date (granted, I've only about 3 years of experience). I wish I could find this one more often locally. If I could only pick one whiskey to take with me on a deserted island, this is it. The richness from the cask strength gives this Highland a lot of notes you'd typically get in a solid bourbon. Excellent.
 
Rory
Rory,
My favorite.
 
Ro
Ro,
Arguably my favorite scotch. Really hits all of the high points that I enjoy.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Very alcoholie! Whew das some strong stuff
 
Brian
Brian,
Sherry & spice & everything nice.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Each batch seems ever so slightly different, but the high proof sherry cask finished flavors are lovely. There's a bit of a kick due to the high ABV.
 
Johan
Johan,
Very complex flavors especially for its price.
 
Michael
Michael,
All of the Aberlour scotches are fabulous. This is the best of the family!!
 
guest
guest,
Not bad, very intense. Very big alcohol
 
Will
Will,
Perfect
 
William
William,
Reviews are tempting me to request availability and price.
 
Robbie
Robbie,
First Scotch I recommend.
 
guest
guest,
Fantastic
 
Corey
Corey,
Excellent
 
guest
guest,
What a great dram
 
guest
guest,
Great taste. A little darker than I typically like.
 
guest
guest,
60.1 wow need more
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Fantastic sherry bomb.
 
Michael
Michael,
This scotch is hands down "my drink". Have I had "better/more expensive" scotch? Sure, but Aberlour for me is everything I ever wanted in a drink, and definitely the brand I would choose if I could only choose one.
 
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