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A'bunadh #42

Postby clicker7 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:08 am

Happy, Healthy, New Year to All.

I just wanted to share this with other A'bunadh fans.

I haven't tasted a really good A'bunadh in a couple of years; Last night I tasted A'bunadh Batch #42, and it was absolutely delicious. Caramel, raisins, sherry, pears, apples, fruitcake, sweet and some nice heat ( I usually put a teaspoon of water in a 1.5 oz dram). This was a lot more like the older Batches were.

It was the first batch I've liked in a couple of years, since Batch 26. I went back and bought two more just to stockpile for a rainy day.

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Re: A'bunadh #42

Postby AdamMY » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:43 am

I have not had the older batches, I the only other batch I had was in the mid to high 30's. But I will say I don't often use this description with just about anything, but I can't help describe batch 42 as a Firecracker. It really is delicious, very sweet and easy going with a touch of water, and once its been opened awhile, not really harsh to drink straight either.
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Re: A'bunadh #42

Postby Blue Note » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:25 pm

This is very good news as Batch #41 by all accounts was a complete dud.
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Re: A'bunadh #42

Postby ldelucia » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:09 am

Hi that is great news.I have batch 39 and love it,though it is my first time trying abunadh. that being said,my local liquor store has batch 42, should I get it? :thumbsup:
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Re: A'bunadh #42

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:23 am

I liked it, but thought it had a flaw:

Nose : Orange zest, spices, gravy browning. Classic A'Bunadh with a trace of sulphur. I've always liked this stuff.
Taste : More sulphur emerges on the palate, but its bearable. Lots of cinnamon and cardamom with underlying sugar.
Finish : Spiced rubber. The sulphur makes it a little bitter.
Comment : Not a clean batch, but still an enjoyable one
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Re: A'bunadh #42

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:48 am

Willie JJ wrote:I liked it, but thought it had a flaw...

Thanks for the 'update'... Given that I still have a couple of unopened 'batches' in the cabinet (and one on the go), no rush to replenish then.
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Re: A'bunadh #42

Postby Ganga » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:12 am

Willie JJ wrote:I liked it, but thought it had a flaw:

Nose : Orange zest, spices, gravy browning. Classic A'Bunadh with a trace of sulphur. I've always liked this stuff.
Taste : More sulphur emerges on the palate, but its bearable. Lots of cinnamon and cardamom with underlying sugar.
Finish : Spiced rubber. The sulphur makes it a little bitter.
Comment : Not a clean batch, but still an enjoyable one

The flaw is that you can't finish a bottle in a single session.
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Re: A'bunadh #42

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:29 pm

I can't believe you said that :)
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Re: A'bunadh #42

Postby clicker7 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:54 am

Willie JJ wrote:I liked it, but thought it had a flaw:

Nose : Orange zest, spices, gravy browning. Classic A'Bunadh with a trace of sulphur. I've always liked this stuff.
Taste : More sulphur emerges on the palate, but its bearable. Lots of cinnamon and cardamom with underlying sugar.
Finish : Spiced rubber. The sulphur makes it a little bitter.
Comment : Not a clean batch, but still an enjoyable one



Hi Willlie:

I am surprised that you picked up sulfur. The bottle that I have is quite sweet, creamy, lots of caramel, and fruit, and plenty of pleasant heat (no bitterness or sulfur). I have had other batches the last couple of years that I did taste sulfur, and bitterness (a funny aftertaste like new oak almost).

It makes me wonder if the Batches are so large now that there is a lot of variance within a batch number?

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Re: A'bunadh #42

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:53 am

Perhaps, although I find myself becoming increasingly sensitive to sulphur. I certainly didn't think it was too bad in this batch, but it was unmistakable in my bottle.
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