This is batch 51 of this Aberlour sherry-monster! Lots of dried fruits and honey sweetness. It is a bit sweeter in the smell than some of the previous batches in my opinion.
The taste is on fire like A’bunadh usualy is. A load of dried fruits coming through in the taste as well. Some oak and lovely sweetness also find its way through. The honey sweetness stays in the finish alongside the taste of the classic sherry influence like raisins and dates.
There is no shame in adding water to this. I don’t think it does much to the smell, but it gets more approachable in the taste. A classic A’bunadh, so if you enjoy these, go for it! I will rate this 90/100 (23/22/23/22).