This is my first dram since Dec 31st. I took a break after the holidays for the sake of moderation. I was cutting a piece of stollen and thought A'bunadh would go great with it. Thus ends the break. Let's do a review before the stollen messes up my palate.
Batch 61, bottle opened about 3 months and 80% full. Neat in a glencairn. I take small sips due to the proof.
Nose: Alcoholic berry pancake syrup. Cherries, almond, barley, dark chocolate and ginger. Lot's of dark fruit, specifically plum, blackberry and dark cherry. Mmm.
Palate: Thick mouthfeel. Ginger (first time for me tasting ginger in whisky.) Cherry, plum, blackberry. Boozy syrup. Melted alcoholic fruit hard candies! That's the perfect comparison. Some coco powder and chocolate as well.
Finish: Boozy, thick dark fruit finish.
Overall: I'm a big fan of A'bunadh. I have had previous batches as well and am impressed with the consistent quality of this cask strength sherry monster. Perfect dram for these frigid days we have been having. Bundle up, have a sip, and let A'bunadh warm you up.