Whisky Review #122 Aberlour A’bunadh Batch #44 59.7%

ablob.non20This is the 44th batch of A’bunadh. Matured exclusively in oloroso sherry butts and bottled at cask strength.. I would say we’re off to a good start!

On the nose: Rich! Leather, dust, raisins, dates, marzipan, dark chocolate, orange peel, burnt wood, cocoa.. loads of cocoa, actually! Some oil paint in the background. More caramel and sweet, fortified wine with water. Less dust.

On the palate: Sherry and dust! Pitch black chocolate and some dates.  More viscosity with water, a bit sweeter. Hints of salt that reminds me a bit bacon. Baconwrapped dates, maybe? Also getting a tiny hint of smoke/burnt wood in the background. More of this in the finish.. sweet burnt oak and coffee beans.

Hmm, very good stuff! What’s keeping it from being a 90+ whisky is hard to say. It lacks a bit of that extra depth, if that makes sense… But nonetheless, this is fantastic stuff.

88 – 89/100 points

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