Aberlour A'bunadh | 59.8% | Speyside
, Scotland founded: 1826 | active
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Meet #1 | 15/05/10 | Hosted by Phil
The Southside Whisky Club get to grips with a bottle of Aberlour A'bunadh, enjoy it immensely and then write a drunken review.
Distinct aromas of caramel, molasses and raisins, with a hint of irn bru coming through as well. It's Christmas in the mouth with orange, cloves and Christmas cake all present, balanced out with a dashing of cinnabar.
Its aniseed, burnt sugar and demorara, but then a secondary wave hits - turf, slate, a wood burning stove and bark, and some forlorn mountaintop in there too.
Tastes (with water)
It’s smokier here, with peat and medicine and an all encompassing warmth. Upon savouring, it’s a wet monkey rolling around in treacle and elderflower winning a watch in a raffle and wait, what’s this? yep, it’s political uncertainty and pineapple – who’d have thunk it?
Finish & Comments
Spice (with nutmeg vibes), game, butter and celery.
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
96 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 7)
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