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Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

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Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Nadurra
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a'bunadh
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Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby DavidUK » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:25 pm

Which do you prefer?
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby jazz lover » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:34 pm

a'bunadh.
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby mikeymad » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:55 pm

With Jazz again...

It is all about the sherry monster for me..

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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Dubois » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:17 pm

Aberlour a'bunadh for me ...
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:42 pm

Sherry monster for me tonight, but another day it might have been the Nadurra.
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Ras Mazunga » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:02 pm

No doubt A'bunadh.
The Nadurra I had was not very good.
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:59 pm

I'm surprised too Ras. Did it seem like a dodgy bottle or did you just not like it? Do you know what the batch number was?
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:28 am

No doubt about it. Just call me Abey. :insane:
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby dramtastic » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:41 am

Interesting, votes where a lot closer not so long ago.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12351
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Ardbeg311 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:19 am

This is difficult as they are very different whiskies and mood, like was suggested by Willie, would be the determining factor here. I guess if I had to choose I would go with the a'bunadh, but only because I tend to like sherried whiskies.
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby clicker7 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:40 am

A'bunadh!
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:50 am

Theres a lot of variation with A'bunadh! Can't decide..
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:58 am

Haven't bought an Abunadh for A while, partly due to the batch variation, but heavily sherried whiskies tend to become a bit if a one trick pony for me, though I loved the abunadh when I first sampled it(circa b.13) and had a few since.

I';ve had 3 bottles of Nadurra, all tje 57.7% batch and loved every drop. In some ways more interesting and complex than the Abunadh. Less in yer face, less overtly sweet, more delicate, but nonetheless very interesting.

BTW anyone got any notes on Abunadh b28? seems like Waitrose's current batch
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:32 pm

Yes, I love both. What's not to?

But when push comes to shove, the Nàdurra just edges out the a'bunadh for me...

Love that clean, crisp palate presentation!
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Drammed » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:58 pm

Unfair!

I love both of these whiskeys so much it's like trying to decide between children. In the end though I voted for Nadurra as I find that I can drink it whenever (hot or cold outside) where as the Abunadh I can not drink when it is hot outside.
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Maccy » Tue May 04, 2010 7:30 pm

Must open the Nadurra to give an informed opinion. :headbang:
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Maccy » Tue May 04, 2010 8:17 pm

I have gone for the Nadurra and entirely agree with much of what has been said above.

The crispness and lightness of the Nadurra just does it for me.

I really get the minty freshness identified by the late Michael Jackson in his tasting notes.

It is delicious. :thumbsup:

The Abunadh is still very good though. :?
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Wave » Tue May 04, 2010 10:34 pm

a'bunadh :P


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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby DavidUK » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:47 pm

Well having finally tasted both I would say Nadurra easily beats the a'bunadh
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby DRAKOSKL » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:23 pm

which batch of abunah is the best ?
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:57 am

DRAKOSKL wrote:which batch of abunah is the best ?

I believe there is a whole thread here somewhere. My personal opinion (have had around 18 different batches) is for 14, 22 and 29.
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby DRAKOSKL » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:42 am

Thanks !!! I finished the batch 20 and it was amazing! I have the 14 in stock! It will be next. 8)
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby danthepoetman » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:47 pm

I'm not sure I could make the difference between batches. I've had A'bunadh regularly for a good while and I always love its ginger, cherry flavours.
It's a very tough choice. I love Glenlivet in general but I admit Nadurra is a bit surprising, the first time. Yet, I still love it. I agree with what was said: the Nadurra's body is not as full and the palate not as sweet; it's crispier and fresh.
If I had to make a choice, it would probably be A'bunadh, because it's so special. Then again, maybe this was the intention of the OP, to put for a choice two very particular, surprising whiskies. I think what I like above anything about the A'bunadh, it's those flavours you don't find in any other whisky; it's just one of its kind.
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby Ganga » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:29 am

In this thread you will find a lot of notes on batches up to around 23.

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8968
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Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Postby danthepoetman » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:57 am

Thanks, Ganga!
Of course, I meant that I'm not sure of my palate. Yet it works enough for pleasure! I'll check it out and try!
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