Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Aberlour Abunadh

Well i did a little tasting of this yesterday so i thought i would post the notes...

Aberlour A'bunadh (which is Gaelic for "of the origin" indicating that the whisky is as it was origially from the barrel-- no water, no chill filtering, nothing!) is matured exclusively in Oloroso sherry casks and hell howdy does it show!

Aberlour Abunadh (Batch 18, 59.7ABV)

Nose: Sherry, woody, smoke, mixed baking spices, praline (or caramelized nuts), spiced orange tea, fresh cut wood, toasted cereal with malty honey tones.

Mouth-feel: Full-body with a creamy palate activity.

Taste:Big and spicy, pervasive toasty malt nuance, salty and tight-- begging for a touch of water, then it opens up revealing dried fruits (orange, black cherries, dried fruit,sultanas, raisin) and hints of Mexican chocolate with toasted almonds.

Finish: Racy and vivid, with semisweet tones of dark chocolate and oak spice: this is where the sherry shows off with mineral and spices that linger, fading slow, with a nice warmth.

Aftertaste: The is delicate spices, and clean hay, with a cool minty mouth feel that stays.

Overall: Excellent Single Malt, and a great value Abunadh is definitely worth seeking out.

i would like to thank my pal David for the sample-- Thank You David!

Aberlour's website is fun to check out also.