There’s only one thing a Scotsman likes better than scotch
and that’s discounted scotch. This might be the best $120 you’ll ever spend.
A’Bunadh is arguably the benchmark for cask-strength Speyside but it’s tough to
be argumentative with anyone while sipping this Oloroso-sherry-casked nectar.
With a nose that shows spice, praline and orange and a palate that combines
dark chocolate, ginger, vanilla, cherries and dried fruit, it finishes with
notes of exotic spice and a better future for mankind.
Drink with: Shortbread, dark chocolate and old friends
NOSE: Sweet, caramel, bread, creaming soda, subtle, light floral notes, the banana is back, currant buns, hairspray.
PALATE: As smooth as Mueller's voice, sweet, chocolate, desert.
FINISH: Goes spicy, perky nana, oranges, delayed heat, fruity, rounded, bitter tail notes, long.
A 19th-century-style whisky matured exclusively in Spanish oak Oloroso sherry butts, then bottled at cask strength. Dark, luxurious and powerful; a superb after-dinner malt.
Colour Deep, rich amber.
Nose An intoxicating aroma of mixed spices, praline and spiced orange, harmonising with rich, deep notes of Oloroso sherry.
Palate Orange, black cherries, dried fruit and ginger, spiked with dark bitter chocolate and enriched with sherry and oak. Full-bodied and creamy.
Finish Robust and intense, with bitter-sweet notes of exotic spices, dark chocolate and oak.