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I don't think there's anything to say about Aberlour A'bunadh that hasn't been covered before.
The review was done in part from a sample graciously provided by @Nozinan but I also realized the 1/4 bottle I recently acquired after the dissolution of my whisky club is also from the same batch.
Nose: Sweet, Maraschino cherry, brighter than the Glendronach Cask Strength batch IV I tried against it. Slight acetone, fruitcake. It's closed up needs time to open up it adds a bit of cured ham and a bit of caraway.
Palate: Oranges, tobacco, leather, slight struck match, ginger and cloves.
Finish: Glacé fruits, vanilla cigarillos, a couple of brussel sprouts with a pinch of curry, paraffin and dark chocolate.
Insufferable Blab: There's definitely a style to A'bunadh, bright with confit fruits, tobacco, super astringent. The first sip dries your mouth and teeth. It's got a nervousness to it too, slightly brittle. The low end is pleasant especially those tobacco/leather/cherry notes but it's not the most complex thing. It's a Marshall stacks to 11 kind of thing.