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After being spoiled by the A'Bunadh last week, I tried the 16. And although a very solid dram, it kind of feels like going from galloping on a horse to a nice trot. Still very fun, still highly enjoyable, but you miss the excitement.
Nose: Good. Very good. Cherry, sherry, vanilla, spice, with some cinnamon. I like this!
Palate: It has a nice weight to it that I appreciate. More cinnamon, now with some woody smoke, dried fruits and some more vanilla. Definitely good, but I can't help myself from saying "yes, this is awesome, BUT... it's not the A'bunadh."
Finish: Lovely. Cherry, vanilla, accompanied again by smoke and oak. That sherry leaves a nice impression.
This is a very solid dram. I don't want to take anything away from it. I just love the fire and the big personality of the A'bunadh. Still, I would drink this again and again, no question about it.