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.
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?
Reggaeblues wrote:Any notes on batch 25, anyone?
Mr Fjeld wrote:
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!
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!
? Years Old
Yes, a few drops
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