November 23, 2012
A few drops of water open it up a bit, but this dram does not give away a great deal of flavours. It is all very subdued. – Rating: 78/100
August 1, 2012
A surprisingly strong density of flavours makes this a very enjoyable sherried entry level dram. – Rating: 84/100
June 21, 2012
Water unleashes the demons. I tasted many wonderful a’Bunadhs, but this batch should never have been bottled. – Rating: Neat: 68/100, with water: 45/100
April 19, 2012
Having a strong and very nice old-fashioned sherry nose, the whisky calms down quite a bit on the palate, leaving a slightly watery feeling. – Rating: 83/100
April 19, 2012
Quite gentle in character, not really an aroma bomb, simply a pleasant middle-aged malt where the wood is beginning to be noticeable
– Rating: 83/100
December 13, 2011
The very fresh and enjoyable nose is countered by a rather disappointing palate. The finish is not very convincing either. Not the best casks went into this bottling. – Rating: 73/100
October 4, 2011
Stripped from its trademark sherry influence, this Aberlour is a great opportunity to taste the plain distillery style. – Rating: 86/100
March 26, 2011
An unusal bourbon cask bottling of Aberlour. It is very spicy in an aromatic sense and still remarkably smooth and gentle. The liquorice note is rather prominent. – Rating: 83/100
February 18, 2011
A typical a’Bunadh with a very good balance of fruit and spice as well as youth and maturity. – Rating: 87/100
July 16, 2010
This batch is not as fruity as others I have tasted. The emphasis is more on the dry spicyness that makes it a very complex and enjoyable dram. – Rating: 86/100
August 27, 2009
Quite sweet and spicy, I remember earlier batches that were more on the fruity side. But it’s a very nice whisky. – Score; 87/100
July 19, 2009
A solid and well-balanced sherry cask malt of the milder kind – Score: 83/100
April 29, 2013
It all started with Glenmorangie.since the 1990s the concept of multiple cask maturation of whisky ahs been established in the industry.
January 31, 2013
Musings about the 2013 Whisky Bible
January 1, 2013
I am not too much of a statistics geek, but every once in a while it is quite interesting to have a closer look at what happens on the blog.
November 23, 2012
You may remember my issue with Batch 41 of Aberlour A’bunadh. Here is a little experiment I did with some of that whisky.
November 5, 2012
Lamenting about rising whisky prices has become a regular pastime. So I think it is time to have a closer look at how much prices have actually risen over the last years.
October 11, 2012
After the first blind tasting round with only Scotch single malt whiskies, most competitors also signed up for the ‘Freestyle’ tasting.
September 26, 2012
I was burning to know if the entire batch really is that bad or if it is only my bottle that was affected by a mysterious whisky disease.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
September 11, 2012
When Macallan officially launched their new no-age-satement “1824 series”, this highlighted a very interesting conflict of philosophies within the whisky industry.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
March 9, 2012
Here is my selection of distilleries that let their whisky do the talking.
July 23, 2011
Here is a recipe for a cocktail that tries to capture the mood of sunny Speyside evenings in both style and colour.
May 25, 2011
During my Scotland whisky trip I made quite a lot of experiences that are not really worthy of an entire blog post but should not go unmentioned nonetheless.
May 16, 2011
A report of a Walk up Ben Rinnes and a whisky tasting at Benrines distillery with Dave Broom
March 31, 2011
The combination of whisky and cheese is nothing uncommon these days. I even made an experiment of marinating stilton in port wood whisky a while ago. Let me present you now another recipe that involves cheese and whisky.
January 15, 2011
After my journey to Islay in May 2010 I thought it would be only consequent to also visit the other whisky focal point in Scotland, Speyside. The Spring Festival 2010 is taking place from 28th April to 2nd May.
August 12, 2009
As promised, I return with another cross-vatting session. This time I will be a bit more daring.