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H2H DM pt 3

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Alerlour A'bunadh
Macallan 10 yr Cask Strength (sherry)
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H2H DM pt 3

Postby Drammed » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:11 pm

I had a few buddies over the other night and we got into these bottles and it was a great night but the battle was on as to which one people liked more. They are both cask strength and both heavy on the sherry. I thought it would make a good battle on the forums too :D
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Re: H2H DM pt 3

Postby Dubois » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:35 pm

Difficult one !

Aberlour a'bunadh for me...
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Re: H2H DM pt 3

Postby jazz lover » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:45 pm

Want to say Aberlour,but the batches
are not consistent.Mac for me.
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Re: H2H DM pt 3

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:24 am

Dubois wrote:Difficult one!

For me as well... In fact, too close to name a winner.

The Macallan scores points for its surging fragrance and sheer verve, while the Aberlour a'bunadh takes the cake when it comes to finely nuanced characteristics and an overall sense of balance. I generally find that the Macallan really needs a drop or two of water to begin to smooth out and sing in the glass. With the a'buandh, in contrast, I can often happily sip it at full strength.

In short, Macallan CS for its character, Aberlour a'bunadh for its stylishness and complexity, and both for their quality.
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Re: H2H DM pt 3

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:58 am

Funny that ya'll mention the variability of the batches in the a'bunadh. I've found the Macallan to have varied quite alot (aside, the Mac CS is NAS in the US). I've had what 17 different a'bunadhs and about 8 different Macallans. I enjoy the variability of the a'bunadhs more than that of the Macallans. I think the top batches of the a'bunadh exceed that of the Macallan. Hey, but this is merely my point of view. I think that the original Glenfarclas 105 is right in the mix with these all though the more recent bottlings are not as good.
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Re: H2H DM pt 3

Postby borgom » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:00 am

Hmmm it's a tough one to call but I ended up going for the Aberlour. It really does depend on the individual batches/bottles though.
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Re: H2H DM pt 3

Postby Ardbeg311 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:13 pm

Not real difficult for me as the current bottlings go: A'bunadh.
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Re: H2H DM pt 3

Postby Klas » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:54 pm

Not to difficult for me to decide
I voted for Aberlour a'bunadh
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