Aberlour is an amazingly refined whisky. The 12-year old's smooth, creamy honey texture compliments an aroma that fills the senses with fruity notes and a hint of vanilla. And that's just the 12-year old. The 16- and 18-year olds are even more amazing. Then there's A'bunadh, a 74% alcohol (yes, 148 proof) with a smoothness that astonishes. I have never tasted a disappointing Aberlour.