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Aberlour A'bunadh Batch #18 or Batch #21?

Postby artmanjohn » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:41 am

I recently bought a bottle of Aberlour A'bunadh batch #18. I would like to buy another bottle. I can either get #18 again or try Batch #21. I've been only able to find 18 and 21 locally here in Dallas/Fort Worth. Should I buy 18 again, or try 21. Have any of you all tried both. How would you rate them, especially one against the other?
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Re: Aberlour A'bunadh Batch #18 or Batch #21?

Postby lohssanami » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:45 am

Buy em both, if you can, and do multiple head to heads. This might give you a better idea of which is better than you can ever ask for.

If you can only buy one, I have preferred the 21. I liked the 18, but I only had a sample whereas I went through a bottle of 21.
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Re: Aberlour A'bunadh Batch #18 or Batch #21?

Postby laddie teun » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:27 am

agree
buy the one you haven't had before
only one person can decide which one you like better...

and if you would happen to be in Speyside early may next year for the SPirit of Speyside festival you'll get the chance to try all the batches and find out for yourself
Me and a friend of mine will be hosting an A'bunadh tasting (all batches, including the Sterling Silver one) at the Aberlour distillery, may 7th
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Re: Aberlour A'bunadh Batch #18 or Batch #21?

Postby LeoDLion » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:23 pm

I had both. I believe if my memory serves me right, I prefer the #21 to the #18. The #18 having a very slight sulphury aftertaste. I have an opened A'bunadth batch #14 and this is the best batch so far. But hard to find.
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Re: Aberlour A'bunadh Batch #18 or Batch #21?

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:39 pm

Yes, i too remember the 14 , with dewy eyes...my first Abunadh after being served 13 by my neighbour...and the best!
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Re: Aberlour A'bunadh Batch #18 or Batch #21?

Postby Ryguy » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:20 pm

artmanjohn wrote:I recently bought a bottle of Aberlour A'bunadh batch #18. I would like to buy another bottle. I can either get #18 again or try Batch #21. I've been only able to find 18 and 21 locally here in Dallas/Fort Worth. Should I buy 18 again, or try 21. Have any of you all tried both. How would you rate them, especially one against the other?
Thanks,
John Robinson


Welcome to the Forums John! I've sent you a PM about the a'bunadh. Enjoy the Forums, looking foward to your posts. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Aberlour A'bunadh Batch #18 or Batch #21?

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:20 pm

I've only tried the 21, but what I can say is that I haven't emptied any other bottle as fast as I've gone through this one. :D
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