Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 44, 59.7% ABV (blind tasted).

aberlour a'bunadh batch 44

Appearance – This whiskey is Light Gold in colour, it beads up on the swirl line, and has thin legs.

Nose – This is a higher ABV I suspect, I’m getting pastry, cereal, lemons, a lemon and custard slice? There’s a hint of green apples too. I’d say pear too, a mustiness, and a savoury meat not again, dusty book cases definitely.

Palate – This is a spicy beast, chilli heat, peppercorns, oily mouthfeel, especially on the lips. There’s some darker fruits, but they don’t leap out at me, figs, cloves, black currants, black cherries, a perhaps a whiff of smoke.

Finish – Big, long, nice amount of oak, certainly not overpowering, and quite sweet after the palate, lemonade-ish. White pepper, pencil shavings, and I’d say sweet pineapple.

My thoughts – This was blind tasted, and I really enjoyed it, it’s big and bold, spicy with some sweetness, definitely not one for the feint hearted that’s for sure.

Would I buy a bottle? – Oh yes, it’s a full on spicy party in the mouth, and has a loverly mouthfeel.

Notes – This whisky is natural in colour and non chill filtered.

Thanks to – @Gordonsmith (Twitter).

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