My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Bright copper
Nose: Rather closed neat, vaguely nutty and fruity. With water: pungent, almost irritating the nasal mucous membranes, dried fruit and mild spices underneath.
Palate: Sharp and acrid tones dominate and cover raisins, orange zest, caramel, cinnamon.
Finish: Rather long (sadly) and not too pleasant.
Overall: I have often stated that I usually don’t mind sulphur in a whisky, and more often than not I actually like it when it spices up a dram. But this is too much even for me. When I opened the bottle I saw grey fumes in the bottleneck! If you have to, drink it neat. Water unleashes the demons. I tasted many wonderful A’bunadhs, but this batch should never have been bottled.
Rating: Neat: 68/100, with water: 45/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
I usually try to include ‘Buy’ links, but not this time. I cannot recommend this bottling with a clean conscience.