A'bunadh

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A'bunadh from Batch No. 22
A'bunadh bottle batch No. 27

A'bunadh is a cask-strength single malt whisky from the Aberlour Distillery in Scotland. Though it has no age statement, it is released in limited run batches, each batch carrying a unique number on its label. Each batch of this whisky is blended from barrels ranging from 5 to 25 years old.

A'bunadh is exclusively aged in Spanish oak Oloroso sherry butts and therefore has a sweeter, softer flavor than most scotch. A'bunadh is not chill filtered.

Rumour has it that when the second pair of stills were put in 1975, a time capsule was discovered behind the name plate, containing an 1898 newspaper about the distillery fire wrapped around an 1898 bottle of Aberlour. The workmen who discovered the bottle polished off four-fifths of the bottle during their lunch break, but the remains of the bottle went off to the laboratories in Keith, and were analysed. A'bunadh is an attempt to recreate this single malt.

The word a'bunadh is translated into English from Scottish Gaelic as (of) the origin.

Released batch numbers[edit]

Batch number Alcoholic strength Approximate year of bottling
1–5 59.6% 1997
6 59.9% 1999
Silver Label (12yo) 58.7% 1999
7 59.9% 2000
8 60.2% 2001
9 60% 2002
10 59.8% 2003
11 59.8% 2003
12 60% 2004
13 59.8% 2004
14 59.5% 2005
15 59.6% 2005
16 59.6% 2005
17 60.2% 2006
18 59.7% 2006
19 59.9% 2007
20 60.5% 2007
21 59.5% 2008
22 59.3% 2008
23 60.2% 2008
24 60.2% 2008
25 60.4% 2008
26 60.6% 2009
27 60.1% 2009
28 59.7% 2009
29 59.9% 2010
30 59.8% 2010
31 60.5% 2010
32 60.4% 2010
33 60.9% 2010
34 59.5% 2010
35 60.3% 2011
36 60.1% 2011
37 59.6% 2011
38 60.3% 2011
39 59.8% 2012
40 60.0% 2012
41 59.0% 2012
42 60.3% 2012
44 59.7% 2012
45 60.2% 2013
46 60.4% 2013
47 60.7% 2014