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I’m nowhere near the level of a whisky snob but I sure do love a good single malt. My current favorite is Aberlour a’bunadh. It’s a cask strength whisky, meaning no water is added before bottling, leaving a powerful 59.6% alcohol content. Sipping is required. Cask strength also leaves the decision of how much water to add, if any, up to the drinker. I add about a half teaspoon per dram. I’ll let the distillery describe it…

Nose

An intoxicating aroma of mixed spices, praline and spiced orange, harmonising with rich, deep notes of Oloroso sherry.

Taste

Orange, black cherries, dried fruit and ginger, spiked with dark bitter chocolate and enriched with sherry and oak. Full-bodied and creamy.

Finish

Robust and intense, with bitter-sweet notes of exotic spices, dark chocolate and oak.

Whatever. All I know is that it’s delicious and has the most beautiful color.