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Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby Redmond » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:15 pm

I finally bought a bottle of a'bunadh, after having it in the bar so many times, and I'm really disappointed. All I can smell while drinking it is burnt matches. I have a bottle from batch #32.

Has anyone else had this problem, or am I imagining it? Or is this batch significantly different than others?

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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby Tennessee Dave » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:13 pm

I bought a bottle of #32 a few days ago to replace the #27. I have had it twice now and have not noted any sulfur. It is not as profound as some other abunadhs I have had but to me it is very similiar to #27. A bit one dimensional and a very heavy sherry influence.
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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby bredman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:23 am

Out of the half dozen a'Bunadh i've tried this was the worst. Definitely a misfire, a big mistake. I am sensitive to sulphur, but didn't find this as bad as spent matches/fireworks etc., just a low dose broad spectrum of sulphur influence. But i do have a sample somewhere...
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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby bredman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:45 am

Ah yes the memories, i got a bottle just before last xmas, i took a sample and forced it on the uninterested inebriated i know. Nosing it now i get the sharp cordite first, with burnt smokey rubber in support. Everything that should be good about this whisky is stifled. I have in my notes that water makes it drinkable, now i'm not sure about that but there is some improvement.
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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby Redmond » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:30 pm

Thanks for the input, everyone! Maybe it's not as bad as I described it, but I guess I'm also not the only one disappointed by it.
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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby Wave » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:31 am

Mmmm, sounds tasty, I rather like a the sulfur match effect at times. but we're still at Batch #30 :|


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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby Redmond » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:11 am

Now that it's been a month since I opened it, the sulfur seems to have mellowed a little. It's more drinkable now, but I'm still not getting the complex flavors I got from an earlier batch at the bar.

I won't be buying a'bunadh again, unfortunately.
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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby tdreis » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:23 am

I've seen a lot of negative comments about batch 32 but I think it's fantastic. If this is getting poor reviews I can't wait to taste other batches. It only gets better from here I guess. I'm writing this as I'm enjoying a dram of batch 32.
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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby newwhiskyworld » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:23 am

Batch #32 is the first a'bunadh I ahve tried. No sulpher for me, mostly just some very strong sherry notes and a really chewey mouth feel. I loved it and can;t wait to get stuck in to more of them.

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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:01 am

I've not seen one yet but have heard they changed the packaging. is this verified?

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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:11 pm

The packaging has changed slightly... New label design. And the older box has been replaced by a tube cannister.
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Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

Postby bjorn » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:53 pm

I had a glass of this a few days ago and thought it was pretty good. It'd been awhile since I'd had an a'bunadh (batch 23, if memory serves.)
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