Aberlour A'Bunadh 70cl 59,8°
Silver medal, category Best Single Malt Scotch whiskies No Age statement (NAS) at the World Whiskies Awards 2019.
A'bunadh means "for the source" in gaelic. This whisky is unchillfiltered, meaning no water added, insipred by old traditionnal production. Its assembly reminds the powerful and male tast of the old malts, in average 60%.
Aberlour A'Bunadh is made by 8 to 15 Year-Old whiskies, matured exclusively in Sherry Oloroso casks. This Single Malt is dedicated for experts, seeking for powerful flavors and willing to discover a traditionnal crude malt, manufactured in the loyest 19th traditionnal way.
This version holds 59,8% alcohol.
The Aberlour distillery is nestled in a valley at the junction of rivers Lour and Spey, surrounded by an amazing landscape overlook by the nearby Ben Rinnes peaks. James Fleming established the Aberlour distillery in 1879. He drew himself most of the plans of the buildings and machines, personally supervising each step of the building works. In 1898, a fire destroyed several distillery buildings and a large part of the whisky stocks. The re-building of the distillery was led by the most famous distillery builders in Scotland, Charles Doig, from Elgin. During the last century, tools and methods improved thanks to modernization of equipment and new technologies. However, most of the original structures are still in place, as part of Aberlour’s long heritage and transmission of knowledge and traditions. The distillery produces 3,2 million liters of alcohol every year. Almost two thirds of the production is dedicated to the making of 10 year-old, 12 year-old and 16 year-old Aberlour Single Malts, and the Aberlour A’bunadh.