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Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 45

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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Excellent, just a notch roughish, but it’s probably not very old whisky.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Aberlour consistently shines with the A’Bunadh. It’s a favorite of mine.
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  • Intro:

    Aberlour A'Bunadh is a regularly released sherry monster from Aberlour, released at cask strength without any coloring or filtering.

  • Nose:

    Thick and heavily laden. Fudge. Caramel. Raisins. Figs. Raisins. Dates. Strawberries and Butterscotch. Sweet, deep and fruity.

  • Taste:

    Sweet but hot, even with a little more time in the Glencairn (15 minutes is my usual resting period). There's sherry for sure - figs and dates and raisins. There's thick fudge and cherries. Dark chocolate and more caramel rise. It's delicious, intense and fruity.

  • Finish:

    Long and slightly punishing but for 120+pf, it's really not unexpected. Punchy and thick, it's really deep and complex. Massive fudge and sherry with little spice or clove.

  • Overall:

    Everyone makes a big deal about age statements (myself included) but this expression from Aberlour really reminds me that age isn't everything. Aberlour consistently shines with the A'Bunadh. Its a favorite of mine. With all of this said, I score the Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 45 a 7: well above average. In scotchland the herd is much thinner here - the A'Bunadh sits majestically among other favorites like GlenDronach CS, Compass Box, This is Not a Luxury Whiskey, Springbank 12 Cask Strength and GlenDronach 12 (2013 Bottling). Thanks for reading!

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