Serge from Whiskyfun says:Aberlour 'A'bunadh' batch #47 (60.7%, OB, 2014) We had left A’bunadh at batch #45 (WF 87). Colour: amber. Nose: the usual whiffs of fresh varnish (almost glue) that are soon to go away, and then an oloroso-ed avalanche of dried fruits on a rather mineral backbone (limestone). Figs, raisins, dates, prunes, then vanilla fudge, toffee, butterscotch, brioche and croissants, then pipe tobacco, and just wee whiffs of ‘old wine cellar’. You cannot be against all this. With water: perfect development. Cigars, soy sauce, humidor, earthy tea, old leather (horse saddle), hay… Yup, perfect. Mouth (neat): firstly kirsch and maraschino, with an almondy touch, then the very same dried fruits as in the nose, only a little rougher, like in a young eau-de-vie. That’s right, kirsch. Burns a bit, but nothing abnormal. I mean, unusual. With water: a creamy honeyness, are rather less leathery/tertiary notes than in the nose when diluted. Rather more liquorice. Finish: long, balanced, on black fruitcake. Marmalade in the aftertaste. Comments: A’bunadh remains a star. Sur we need no age statements when the whisky’s this good and when they actually do add a fair proportion of older whiskies to their vatting. SGP:561 – 89 points.