[October, 2018] I had the standard four dram Aberlour tasting after the distillery tour and for the first time in my (whisky) life I was disappointed with that. Not just that the drams were no drams at all (according to the most popular Scottish definition: A dram is a measure of an enjoyable size - but this tiny sip was way too small) but the quality of all four whiskies was rather below-average (according to Aberlour standards).
This "a'bunadh" batch is the worst I had so far: It is slightly sulphur-spoiled, the sherry seems not integrated with the whisky at all and the whole dram delivers an immature and unbalanced profile that is not to my liking. The finish is quite drying on tannins and papers. This definitely is not worth buying, I rather go for older a'bunadh releases instead!