Aberlour A'Bunadh (Batch 23)
Added on Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:41 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 60.20 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $60 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Wow!  I am told each batch is very different.  I'd love to compare.  Batch 23 made me a huge fan.  I'm close to an A-.  Need to taste again.  Nose is maple syrup sausage. Palate is rich sherry, butter, vanilla, light spice.  Sweet sherry bomb. I could drink this all night. Oh what the hell.  It made me very happy. A-.  
Lovely abby.  The sherry is obvioius.  Lime, evergreen, chili powder, and the last bit of cocoa at the bottom of the mug (the sludge). 
Nose is predominantly citrus-tinged sherry, with spiritous alcoholy stuff rather present.  Palate is quite sweet, and there's definitely sherry all over this.  The heat isn't as much as the ABV advertises.  But there is a strong alcohol-y flavor in here -- something like Everclear (yes, this whisky has a high alcohol content, but there are countless cask strength whiskies of this ABV that don't have this quality).  In the long finish, cumin and cinnamon appear.  Too spiritous for a higher grade, but good whisky. 
These batches do change and I tried this H2H2H with 18 & 21.  The 18 was the best (I hear 20 was over the top) and 21 was about the same as this.  Same general qualities but that moist meatiness is not there in this one.  The wood is a bit to resinous.  but still very good. 
Rich, citrusy nose. Smooth (although the alcohol is up front even with water), smooth, rich, sherry/toffee in the mouth. An extremely pleasant, long finish. Highly recommended. 

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