Liquor and Spirits The Next Round

A’Bunadh Scotch Is Both Traditional and Unique

December 1, 2017

by Stephanie Davis, CWE

In an effort to break from the habituation of drink “pairings”, Emily and Stephanie have a new plan for tackling your thirst for adventure. The Feeding the Famished blog will now have a dedicated section to libations of all categories, but predominantly focused on alcohol in all its curious forms. Each month you will discover something for your shopping list, or alternatively, a drink to introduce to a friend. We encourage you to share the blog with friends and family that come to mind.

This month we highlight a favorite brown spirit – Scotch. In particular, a whisky from Speyside, northeast Scotland and a subregion of the Highlands, called A’Bunadh from the Aberlour distillery.

A’Bunadh Scotch is a traditional style whisky reflecting whiskys made in the late 1800s. Rich and luxurious, it begs for the addition of cool water.

Aberlour is a well known distillery for its award-winning single malt whiskies and legendary spring water. The distillery is located in the village of Aberlour and dates back to 1879.

A’Bunadh, meaning “the original” in Gaelic and pronounced a-boon-arh, is made to reflect the traditional whisky from the late 1800s. It is cask strength, not chilled-filtered and slowly matured in Sherry casks. There is no age stamp on the bottles but there is a batch number identifying its uniqueness. It is a rich and luxurious whisky that begs for the addition of cool water. Don’t let the strength intimidate you. Add enough water to enjoy all the layers of flavor and let the whisky experience explode.

With longer nights and colder temperatures, this is a whisky to drink and share with friends. It also makes a great gift. While you’re out holiday shopping, consider buying a bottle for yourself. It’s the perfect sipping companion when reading the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon or watching the TV series.

Helpful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mXU37tdNk0

Priced at $68/bottle depending on your market.

Stephanie Davis is a Certified Wine Educator and Sommelier. She fell into this profession naturally after having been a practicing pharmacist for a number of years, finding wine-tasting more enjoyable than pill dispensing. Follow Stephanie on Twitter at twitter.com/thewineheroine, or on her podcast, Wine Two Five.

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