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Aberlour A’Bunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV

Aberlour A’Bunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV

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Young Sherrymonster […]

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a walk through the airport shops, mainly in the whisky departments. In fact, nothing particularly interested me. Yes, I met terribly expensive bottles Dalmore, Macallan or 50-year-old Glenfiddich, except that I treat them rather as a permanent exhibition. From products for people, my eyes attracted Aberlour ABunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV and I decided to take it on a further journey. Yes, its a NAS, except that in a natural presentation - colour, no chill filtration and after the previous editions I can assume it’ll be good. C: dark amber; N: from the very beginning quite heavy and all-encompassing, smoked, dried plums, wood smoke, plums in chocolate, cherries, traditional compote, lots of dried fruits, traces of burned wood, touch of cut wood, then again a wave of fruits with peach, dried apricot, candied orange, there are a lot of fruits, you can still count them for a long time; after a moment a drop of lemon, and then mint and chamomile, probably enough of that description, the smell certainly does not disappoint; a drop of water enhances the impression; T: the power is obvious and does not let you forget about it, after cooling down a lot of plums appear in various forms, dried, smoked, in chocolate, fresh and ripe, sweet cherries, candied orange, after them I have ginger, cardamom and mint, with time tannins manifests, but it is still interesting; a drop of water enlarges the taste range; F: long with plums, with distinct dryness and tannins. Score: 90. As it turned out, Aberlour ABunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV, proved to be a very good choice and fulfilled its task. I know that everything tastes better on holidays, but the tasting repeated at home confirmed previous impressions. Hurray for ABunadh! [caption id=attachment_7719 align=alignnone width=1920] Aberlour ABunadh, Batch 58, 61.1%

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    (89 points)

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    (89 points)

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