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Aberlour A'bunadh Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength £35 Waitrose
Aberlour A'bunadh Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength £35 Waitrose

Aberlour A'bunadh Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength £35 Waitrose

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Every Scotch drinker needs to have tried a bottle of this. My personal favourite.

Same price on Amazon for the moment, but even easier to stick in your basket at Waitrose.

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Not really re Waitrose for those North of the border where we've only got a couple. Good price and if available at Amazon too that's who is getting my money. Amazon have some really good deals on single malts regularly.

Worse again if you live in N. Ireland no waitrose and amazon no longer will supply spirits. As british as finchley my ar#e

Free delivery from Amazon also at £35
Just ordered my 3rd bottle from them (well Xmas is coming up....hic!)

not the best of single malts much better about for 35 quid

BUCKUM2

not the best of single malts much better about for 35 quid



As someone getting into malts... care to expand?

Fantastic whisky this. Well worth £35 although I feel it's been cheaper in Waitrose in the past.

custommade07

As someone getting into malts... care to expand?



It's fine - don't let the whisky snobs put you off. I can also recommend the Bunnahabain 12 which is currently £33 in morrisons.

bigtom

Well worth £35 although I feel it's been cheaper in Waitrose in the past.



it has - I bought one from Waitrose for a present a few months ago and it was £28.

custommade07

As someone getting into malts... care to expand?


i found this whisky very harsh although was better when drunk with water my personal favourite at this price range is DALWHINNIE 15 year old 43% currently 35.00 at tesco or secondly THE BALVENIE DOUBLEWOOD 12year old 40% currently 37.00 at tesco both not on offer but maybe nearer xmas cheapest i got dalwhinnie for was 28.00 needless to say i bought quite a few try either of these two and i guaranty you will not be disappointed and i'd be surprised if you didn't finish the dalwhinnie in one sitting its so smooth and easy to drink delicious
Edited by: "BUCKUM2" 4th Nov 2016

custommade07

As someone getting into malts... care to expand?



​The bottom line is it really depends on your taste. I think A'bunadh is a steal at 35 quid. The 1st time I tried it I was blown away. 60% is pretty strong but it is still smooth and the flavour explodes in your mouth like a sherry bomb. Plus the bottle is a thing of beauty in its own right. Horses for courses and all that but if I hadn't bought one recently I wouldn't pass up this deal.

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BUCKUM2

i found this whisky very harsh although was better when drunk with water … i found this whisky very harsh although was better when drunk with water my personal favourite at this price range is DALWHINNIE 15 year old 43% currently 35.00 at tesco or secondly THE BALVENIE DOUBLEWOOD 12year old 40% currently 37.00 at tesco both not on offer but maybe nearer xmas cheapest i got dalwhinnie for was 28.00 needless to say i bought quite a few try either of these two and i guaranty you will not be disappointed and i'd be surprised if you didn't finish the dalwhinnie in one sitting its so smooth and easy to drink delicious



Well, yes. It is a cask strength malt, so it is at its best when you add water. Absolutely delicious then.

BUCKUM2

not the best of single malts much better about for 35 quid


I think your view is in the minority, this single malt is massively loved by scotch lovers and critics alike.
I'd be keen to hear what £35 bottle you think is better value, especially since this is usually 59.6%, which makes it almost a bottle and a half's worth of spirit.

my comment is just my opinion as i said i found it very harsh drunk neet was better with water which the manufactures do recommend it should be drunk if i wanted a harsh whisky i'd by a couple of bottles of blended whisky for the same price 35.00 now like someone else posted everybody's tastes are different my personal favourite single malt for 35.00 is dalwhinnie 15 year old followed closely by the balvinie doublewood 12year old this is 37.00 my favourite in my max price range is the macallan 12 year old but at 54.00 a bottle dont have that to often . lidl do quite a nice blended malt for 17.00 abrachan now you could have 2 of those for your 35.00 now thats value

BUCKUM2

my comment is just my opinion as i said i found it very harsh drunk neet … my comment is just my opinion as i said i found it very harsh drunk neet was better with water which the manufactures do recommend it should be drunk if i wanted a harsh whisky i'd by a couple of bottles of blended whisky for the same price 35.00 now like someone else posted everybody's tastes are different my personal favourite single malt for 35.00 is dalwhinnie 15 year old followed closely by the balvinie doublewood 12year old this is 37.00 my favourite in my max price range is the macallan 12 year old but at 54.00 a bottle dont have that to often . lidl do quite a nice blended malt for 17.00 abrachan now you could have 2 of those for your 35.00 now thats value



Fair enough that everyone has different tastes, but to compare the A'bunadh to a low range blended whisky is a bit silly. Given your liking to the Dalwhinnie, you're probably after softer tasting spirits (not a sherry bomb). And drinking 60% straight is just stupid, you're not going to be able to appreciate any flavours that way.

Got to disagree there
IMO if you drink it straight you're getting the true flavours of the initial taste and the subsequent tastes that follow.
By diluting it you're also diluting the taste.
For the drinkers who think it's harsh try a few more drinks/bottles to get used to it.
Took my 2nd bottle to enjoy on holiday and will be collecting my 3rd which arrived while I was away tomorrow.

buckmr2

Got to disagree thereIMO if you drink it straight you're getting the true … Got to disagree thereIMO if you drink it straight you're getting the true flavours of the initial taste and the subsequent tastes that follow.By diluting it you're also diluting the taste.For the drinkers who think it's harsh try a few more drinks/bottles to get used to it.Took my 2nd bottle to enjoy on holiday and will be collecting my 3rd which arrived while I was away tomorrow.


That quote is completely wrong I'm afraid. By drinking a near 60% ABV spirit neat throughout you are merely getting the hit of the alcohol and losing out on the taste. Also remember that alcohol can is used as an anaesthetic which will numb your tongue dulling your sense of taste if you continue doing that. By all means sip it neat to start with, then add water accordingly; this will bring down the heat of the alcohol on your nose and taste; and open up the rest of the flavours you'll be missing out on in the spirit (think of a cask strength whisky as like an onion, neat all you'll get is a full on hit, but with water you'll bring out the smell's and tastes underneath adding to the enjoyment).
Edited by: "SaltySAX" 9th Dec 2016

After 30 years of drinking malt whisky I'm sorry to tell you that watering the whisky dilutes the taste 100% of the time.and your quote is ###ocks as I can TASTE every single pre , current and subsequent TRUE flavour perfectly neat WITHOUT any numbness (if it WERE numbed the tastes wouldn't be there!)
Don't quote misinformation you occasionally read







Edited by: "buckm" 9th Dec 2016

buckmr2

After 30 years of drinking malt whisky I'm sorry to tell you that … After 30 years of drinking malt whisky I'm sorry to tell you that watering the whisky dilutes the taste 100% of the time.and your quote is ###ocks as I can TASTE every single pre , current and subsequent TRUE flavour perfectly neat WITHOUT any numbness (if it WERE numbed the tastes wouldn't be there!)Don't quote misinformation you occasionally read



Not true at all

Looks like my second reply was redacted. I don't mind, even though it wasn't malicious. If the guy want's to drink his cask strength whisky neat and is happy enough with that, so be it; but I still maintain 100% that by adding a smidge of water here and there on some whiskies brings out the flavours better.
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