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Aberlour 'A'bunadh Batch #29'

(59.9%, OB, NAS, 2010*)
Average Score: 72
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameAberlour
Bottling NameA'bunadh Batch #29
Alcohol By Volume59.9%
Average Score72

Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood72

Tasting Notes
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Rich Teak - Nose: Rubber plimsoles (gym shoes we used to wear for school sports), floating in an aged oak cask of sherry with dark fruits (currants, prunes & raisins) for company. - Palate: Rich and nutty, currants marinated in marzipan liqueur and just a hint of those plimsoles. - Finish: Long and rich, but where did those parma violets come from? (You know those hard little violet sweets from my childhood). - With 5 drops of water: A more aggressive nose with a little more rubber. The palate also has a touch more rubber, but lots more wood. - With 4 more drops of water: Once again the wood is intensified more, but the rubber not so much. - Overall Impression: I really think this is suffering from Sulphur with that mixture of rubber and parma violets over the typical dark fruits and nuts. So I guess one has to imagine this as a slightly violet-tinged Christmas cake delivered in a rubber welly.