We’re no strangers to Aberlour and have enjoyed many of their whiskies over the years at whisky events and our neighborhood gatherings. One particularly fiery expression of theirs has been near and dear to our hearts. A’bunadh is its name and it’s released in batches throughout the year (Batch #28 is The Aberlour Holy Grail for a couple of us).
Here’s what Aberlour has to say about it:
Sherried & Intense – Meaning ‘the original’ in Gaelic, A’bunadh is made in homage to Aberlour’s founder, James Fleming. A’bunadh is a whisky hand-made from start to finish with each batch being created to ensure a rich and complex flavour of moist raisin, and homemade fruit cake. It is bottled at cask strength resulting in a robust and deeply intense, sherried whisky.
That description couldn’t be more accurate. A’bunadh is a definite beast of a Sherry-bomb, and for whatever reason, has managed to stay relatively affordable over the years.
While perusing the Scotch Whisky Auctions webpage, Limpd spotted a bottle of a different Aberlour A-bunadh expression that goes by the name Alba. Instead of the usual Sherry cask maturation, Alba is matured in American Oak.
The Aberlour website has the following to say about Alba:
Meaning ‘the original’ in Gaelic, A’bunadh Alba is made in homage to Aberlour’s founder, James Fleming. Abunadh Alba is matured in ex American Oak resulting in an aroma of ripe red apples, along with honey, vanilla and a hit of cinnamon. Abunadh Alba is bottled at cask strength resulting in a sweet whisky with a creamy texture.
That all sounds delicious, but how does it measure up to the tried and true A’bunadh that we know and love? Click play on the following video to find out:
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