Review - Aberlour A'bunadh Batch No. 54


Rating 4 Glasses



Tasting Notes

  • Color & Consistency: Deep amber with extremely thin legs
  • Nose: Initial nose is incredibly stringent with loads of that good ol' Oloroso Sherry then leads to bourbon levels of caramel and a hint of orange.
  • Taste: Pepper, Sherry. Oak and tannins that are noticeable but not overpowering. A sweetness that hides some of the initial citrus that was found on the nose.
  • Finish: Corn Syrupy sweet with a heat that warms your tonsils on a cold winters night and is like a hug from a Tibetan Mastiff.
  • Conclusion: We have nothing bad to say as there is no other Scotch quite like it.  The Oloroso Sherry is up front but not overpowering and adds to the multitude of other flavors. Sherry finished Scotches are a dime a dozen but try to find an over-proof cask strength that is as balanced as A'bunadh?... good luck.