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Perhaps some will think yet another review of the Aberlour A’bunadh is unnecessary, but I find there is something about this dram that commands sufficient respect as to warrant it. So here’s my take on batch No. 28 of Aberlour’s cask strength giant that is the A’bunadh.
The nose is rubbery, and utterly delicious. It delivers creamy apple tart tatin, raisins, butterscotch, and sherry. There are distinct hints of maple syrup and dark roast coffee. I could bathe in this nose.
The palate again trumpets sherry, raisins, and thick, creamy caramel. It is beautifully malty and hot, with a rich, creamy custard character. Raisins dawdle on the tongue. Sweet, aggressive, and generous, the Aberlour A'bunadh is perhaps the best way to keep warm on a cool winter’s eve.