a'Bunadh Batch 34
Batch 34 of Aberlour a'Bunadh is strong and fantastically rich in flavour. It was aged in Oloroso sherry and bottled at natural cask strength. One of our desert island malts.
Surprised for several reasons. Surprised how many people are constantly making remarks about watering it down? Should never do that. At most 2 ice cubes in the drink is more than plenty if you can't handle it neat. This is one of only 4 whisky's I give a 10 to, and the only one in this price range that I rate a 10. You get exceptionally more for your dollar with this special creation, from flavors to strength. Definitely surprised it is not one of the $150+ whisky's. I will admit I was quite rude and went to over a dozen stores simply to purchase 4 bottles. Just to be greedy. Factor in the price and it is my favorite of all. Again, if in the $150+ category, it would be 4th. Very dark amber appearance, a sweet almost raisin/caramel aroma finished by the obvious alcohol strength. Taste is nothing short of what you'd expect. Raisin/cinnamon mixture along with sweetness like caramel, not cream or vanilla, and a smooth luxurious finish mixed with a good kick. Just enough to make you sit back and close your eyes and let it soak in. If you feel you have to add water to it, I suggest you just take small sips so you enjoy the fullness it has to offer.
20th September 2011
One of my favorite A'bunadhs
I like this one without any water. Even at nearly 60% alcohol this is a very smooth scotch. The mouth just warms, right on the side of the tongue, when you sip on this one. It's got a wonderful cinnamon flavor to it with a touch of citrus on the tongue. The finish on it is strong. A touch of water brings out the marzipan.
17th July 2011
Like Aberlour its self quiet' unassumimg but absolute quality.
9th July 2011
of course 10
20th June 2011
Always good quality and at a low price...
Keep up the good work Aberlour - and MoM :-)