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Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Caledonia » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:20 pm

Has anyone tasted this yet, i am a fan of the abunadh's and just saw it at a great price in waitrose..however im going to tasting where ill try it in about a month

Do i wait till that tasting or do i grab it cheaper while i can.

Whats the notes on it, and comparisons to older batches?

Thanks .
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby LeoDLion » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:07 pm

Its fairly new. Why don't you buy it and give us some tasting notes?
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby borgom » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:24 am

Haven't tried it either but I've never had a bad bottle of a'bunadh so BUY! BUY! BUY!
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Caledonia » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:47 am

I am going to a tasting in 3-4 week at which ill taste batch 24...

Ill decide then lol , i know its new i was hoping someone may have bought one before i mentioned this :(

Maybe an abunadh adict may see this before long. :D
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby bamber » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:35 pm

I really wish I liked this stuff. A clean CS sherry monster for £25. What a bargain.

Trouble is it still tastes of Aberlour, which I don't like for some annoying reason.
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby woodhill » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:45 pm

Tell you what buy it and don't open it.

Go to the tasting.........

if you don't like it i'll buy it off you!!

not sure where you are so perhaps the logistics might not work but i'm sure othe Forum Members will agree.
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby les taylor » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:10 pm

woodhill wrote:Tell you what buy it and don't open it.

Go to the tasting.........

if you don't like it i'll buy it off you!!

not sure where you are so perhaps the logistics might not work but i'm sure othe Forum Members will agree.



I agree with you Woody. Caledonia's location. I think there might be a clue in his signature. I might be wrong though
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:49 pm

I'm going to Waitrose on Wed next week and hopefully they will have some then that I can grab. If not then I think either the Tali DE or Laga DE will be bought (maybe both :thumbsup: )
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Newbie » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:13 pm

Just to complicate things but if you want a batch 24 you might want to hurry because there were no batch 24 left in my Waitrose as of tonight - only batch 25.

Whether there'll be any more batch 24 coming in I have no idea, but if you have to have the 24 it might be a good idea to buy it now just in case.
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Caledonia » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:51 pm

Batch 24 only just appeared a few weeks ago :O
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby sinclair » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:25 pm

my local Booths supermarket has batch 22 and 24 for £26 each .Should i get both while i can or if i get only one, which one?
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:20 pm

Get both, always get both if you can.
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Down by The Law » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:38 pm

I've got the 22 open at the moment and it is very good. Have an unopened 24 so cannot pass on any views. At £25-26 it is a steal for such a consistently high quality CS. Stock up now would be my advice if you like big sherried speysides.
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:55 am

Batch 24?
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Batch 25!!
......

You guys holding out on us colonials? All I can find is batch 23!

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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Wave » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:28 pm

Down here in the corn patch we're still at batch 21!

Cheers!
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:25 pm

...and I ain't finished my Batch 20 over here in the freezing green patch.

"Mmmm! Batch 20!"
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby UUNetBill » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:54 pm

Must be taking the pack mules some time to climb the mountains. Here at 6,500' we're still on 21. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby tinsnail » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:48 am

Still had some batch 25 in the Cheltenham Waitrose, perhaps that's why it's only £25 a bottle !!! Cleared the shelf except for one bottle, thought I'd leave a bottle for someone else, it's nearly Christmas, season of goodwill and all that stuff !!!!


Paid a visit to the Aberlour distillery last week, not sure what batch they are up to now, but the tasting went very well indeed. Picked up a bottle of the 16 year double cask - sherry finish, v. nice, sweet !!!!

Cheers

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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:37 pm

No chance! My local Waitrose in Banstead burned to the ground last night(sniff)

no human fatalities thank God, but i mourn the loss of all those Lagavulin DEs, Talisker 18s, Nadurras, and whatever batch of Abunadh they were on.

why, if i catch the varmint who did this, I'll tie him to a chair and force feed him a bottle of Dunglas...
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby tinsnail » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:15 pm

What sad news Reggaeblues, but as you said, at least no one hurt !

Popped into Waitrose Cheltenham today (not for more whisky I hasten to add !)
They had restocked the shelves, about half a dozon bottles of a'bunadh, still batch 25, still £25 !

Being a novice to this malt whisky tasting, has anyone noticed much difference between the batches, is each batch a different cask?

Cheers

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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby LagaDrinker » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:38 am

Waitrose Sudbury only had one bottle of #25 on the shelves today, it was still £25 as well.
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby cathach » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:34 pm

tinsnail wrote:What sad news Reggaeblues, but as you said, at least no one hurt !

Popped into Waitrose Cheltenham today (not for more whisky I hasten to add !)
They had restocked the shelves, about half a dozon bottles of a'bunadh, still batch 25, still £25 !

Being a novice to this malt whisky tasting, has anyone noticed much difference between the batches, is each batch a different cask?

Cheers

Paul


Each batch is pretty big, a good few thousand so it'd be a vatting between 15-20 casks (depending on how big the casks were). So to answer the question, yes there can be a fair bit of differentiation. Some members swear by no.14 for example, it all depends on your own tastes.
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby tinsnail » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:41 pm

Thanks for the info cathach,
Having a couple of bottles of batch 25 in store (well the wardrobe ! :sleep: ) will be interesting to see what batch Aberlour will be on when I get near the end of the second bottle, even more interesting to do a nose/taste comparison !

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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Ryguy » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:57 pm

Welcome to the Forums tinsnail (Paul)! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Batch 25. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby UUNetBill » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:29 pm

Maybe if we try harder to drink it all up, they'll send us some new batches. . .

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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby tinsnail » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:39 pm

Thanks Ryguy

Heard about the ice storms in the N/E States, hope you've got more than just whisky to keep you warm ! (By that I mean electricity ! )

Hi Ganga, three bottles of batch 21, way to go you lucky boy !

As stated earlier I was at the Aberlour distillery two weeks ago (avatar pic taken in the warehouse/tasting room !) but being a complete novice to the malt whisky world, I now have loads of questions I could have asked, ah well, I'll have to plan a return trip in the new year :thumbsup:

Will also have to introduce myself on the new members forum !

Cheers

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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby UUNetBill » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:53 pm

Paul - welcome! I'm sure you'll find answers to a lot of your questions here; I know I did! Of course, every answer leads to more questions. . .pretty soon you'll find yourself dramming and questioning and sampling and chatting and. . .well, you get the idea.

Again,welcome!

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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby lisa » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:31 pm

Batch 24 is great
89 points by me
(almost as good as batch 20)
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby UUNetBill » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:30 am

Went browsing in Colorado Springs and Denver this past week, and I ran into the same problem Ganga did - Batch 21, Batch 21, Batch 21, Batch 21, Batch 21...
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:53 pm

Any notes on batch 25, anyone?
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:41 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:Any notes on batch 25, anyone?

I have :D and it's a good one!

Mr Fjeld wrote:

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Aberlour
A'bunadh
Sherry nutiness, a faint trace of rubber, burnt oak and young spirit.
Oh, this is good and much better than the last time around; sherry nutiness, pickled fruit, intense but not in a bad way. Although I think the sherry masks the gristy character it's still slightly "fatty" - which is good enough for me. It seems a lot less bourbony than batch 12 and 17 - and that's definately a good thing.
Nutiness stays on for a while but doesn't "cling" to the throat like the rum I just had.
A much more pleasant experience than the previous two times. This one feels much more composed. It's a great whisky!
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batch 25
60.4%
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Single Malt
Speyside
Yes, a few drops
certainly not
Glencairn
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I've had the pleasure of tasting two A'bunadhs before and they were batch 12 and 17 - both of which failed to impress me as I thought of them as "trying too hard". Back then I felt they had an obvious sherry character (of course) but they also reminded me of a small batch bourbon with caramelised wood sugars and astringency. So how's batch 25 then? Very Good!
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:53 am

Thanks!

Now I wonder if that lone bottle i saw going for a song is still there?

I didn't take it because I've found batches so variable. Had two 20s, because it was rich and round, but I've found some too "winey" for my tastes...and thin!

this one being "fatty" interests me...
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Charlie » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:30 pm

Batch 25 is the first I've tried, and I love it.
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby borgom » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:26 am

Has anyone tried batch 24 yet? If so any tasting notes or impressions to share?
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Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

Postby Lucas » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:10 pm

I found batch 25 much less nutty and fresher than 24. Different but I still love it.
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