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Aberlour a’Bunadh


 

Aberlour a'Bunadh Taste Profile
Stats – 59.6% alcohol, small batch, sherry cask aged, Batch 37, Speyside
Price – $75
Color – Amber
Nose – Sweet and spirited, almost rum-like.
Palate – Supposedly this series started after Aberlour discovered a 100 year old bottle in their distillery and wanted to duplicate it – much like the recreation of Shackleton’s and George Washington’s whiskeys.  Released in small batches and as a blend of exclusively aged in Olorosso sherry butts (that’s a barrel of 477 liters, or half a tun).  Very rich!  Sweet rum raisin fills the mouth.  Incredibly smooth for something this potent.  Buttery and silky.  The finish dries out a touch and reveals a hint of spicy burn, but not much.  Vanilla and a nutty presence.  Very much like a good rum (Angustura 1824 maybe).  Caramel and burned sugar or molasses.  Like caramel corn.  Undeniably sweet and rich.  Despite the proof, don’t add too much water, it brings out a touch too strong of a sulfur taste.

Alternatives:

  1. Balvenie 17 Year Rum Cask Finish (86%)
  2. Glenfiddich 21 Year Caribbean Rum Cask (85%)
  3. Sullivans Cove – Double Cask (83%)

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